The older I grow, the more do I love spring and spring flowers.
— Emily Dickinson

The spring ephemeral flowers in this collection represent a number of species growing in the woods around my south-central Pennsylvania home. Captioned with both its common and botanical names, I hope you appreciate the beauty of each species as much as I.

As the days lengthen and the air temperature warms, I begin to see rich shades of rust and green emerge in the form of fungi and ferns. The forest radiates a sort of energy felt during no other time of year...