WOW what a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the
high was 60 degrees (sweatshirt weather). The trees are beginning to bud
so that the hillsides show a haze of green. The flowers we saw were so
exciting and beautiful. We picnicked on the shores of Lake Superior at
Temperance River State Park.
The roads we traveled were: Caribou Trail, So. Caribou
Rd, Ward Lake Rd, Cramer Rd (#1), Two Island River Rd. (#342), 600 Rd.
(#166) and Temperance River Rd.
The Flowers we saw were:
Beauty - Claytonia verginica
- Dicentra cucullaria
Anemone - Anemone canadensis
- purple & yellow
- Sanguinaria canadensis
Lily - Erythroniym americanum
Sweet Coltsfoot - Petasites palmatus (the most we have ever
seen. The flower comes up first, then the leaves. The seed pod is
beautiful, somewhat like a Dandelion, except larger and more sturdy. You
can spray them with hair spray and use them for an arrangement in your
home (that is, if you catch them in time.
- Caltha palustris These were just beginning to come into
The tree we saw blooming was the
Red Maple - Acer rubrum tiny balls of
bright red flowers