My great idea this morning was to hunt for trillium, a flowering springtime favorite in these parts.  So, I set off, camera in hand, to a trail just a bit north and not far too from here.  Here’s what I found.

Not too promising of a start… at first glance.  I kept looking.

Not trillium, but look what one can find if paying attention.

Still no trillium.  These flowers are still closed up for now.  Maybe I was too early.

Nope.  Not trillium

Keep looking…

At last!  Trillium!  However, it looks like I’ll have to go back in a few days to enjoy a fully flowering feast.

Today’s walk with my camera once again provided unexpected delight.  Today’s gift.