Monday, May 4, 2009
Day 124 > Under The Mayapples
This month Mayapples join the wildflowers in livening up the spring woods, forming large, attractive clusters that resemble forests of miniature umbrella shaped trees. The plants will soon produce a single, large and fragrant white flower below it's leaves and eventually a small edible fruit from which it takes it's name. Mayapples are quite interesting to see from above but I thought it might be even more interesting to see these unique plants from a more unusual perspective. As with the bird's nest photo of a few days ago, I was unable to actually look through the camera to compose the shot because, in this case, the camera was resting on the ground pointed up and I had to shoot blind, rely on trial and error to get the shot I was envisioning.