Saturday, March 29, 2008

Another Sign of Spring

Spring has been arriving slowly in my part of the world. Temperatures most of the week continue to be chilly here in northwest Indiana. On Thursday, we had something that I call thunder snow. That is to say that we had lightening and thunder during a snowstorm. Nonetheless, if you look at the outside world very carefully, you can see signs of spring. On Easter Sunday, Daddy D and I looked for specifc signal of the new season. This unique flower is what we found at a local park.

Skunk Cabbage , Symplocarpus foetidus, as the species name indicates has a fetid odor.

7 comments:

lisa marie said...

I can't wait to see that again. I saw some blooms for the first time last spring. So neat!

And I love thunder snow! We have not had any this year.

daddy d said...

That walk in the park was only a little green at that time. Spring is on the way, but it is not fully here as of yet. Each green plant is a joy.

Patience-please said...

It just goes to show, perspective is everything: there times when even skunk cabbage seems to be a blessing!

sending you some warm weather from Western Kentucky-
Patience

Hayden said...

I often sniffed out the plant when growing up, but never saw the blossom. Thanks for showing this.

Margaret said...

Thundersnow is awe inspiring; I've only seen it once in my lifetime. I was amazed by it--but didn't have a clue what it was. We are suffering from some unseasonable snow and sleet. I'm ready for SPRING!

Biddie said...

I don't think that I have ever seen one of those. Or smelled one.
After this looong winter, I would gladly smell a whole bouquet!

Tink said...

SKUNK Cabbage? Ewww. So does anyone eat it?