Pasque flowers

Pasque flowers_Staats-9287Snow last Thursday, followed by 65 degrees and sunshine — it all provided moisture and then warmth for the early blooming wildflowers in Minnesota.  Amidst a gravel prairie about 50 miles from the Twin Cities is a place where pasque flowers are abundant.  And if your timing is good, the entire prairie is filled with these small diminutive flowers.  Only two to five inches tall, they are hard to notice from a distance, but it becomes quite magical when you see an entire hillside covered by these flowers. With the warmth of the spring sun, and the golden colors of the late evening, we spent a wonderful few hours amongst the pasque flowers.

4 thoughts on “Pasque flowers

  1. JO April 12, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    We filled out lunch buckets full of these on the way home form school. We called them May flowers

    • lindastaatsphoto April 15, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Love your comment and memory, Joani! They are such lovely flowers – so small, but such a harbinger of spring (that long-awaited season in Minnesota)!

  2. Jack Falskow April 12, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Very nice. It does remind me of what Freda might do. When I first joined Sound Exposure Don Thompson told me on my first field trip to watch Freda as she really knew what she was doing. You do too.

    • lindastaatsphoto April 15, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks for the wonderful compliment, Jack. Freda certainly was a master of photography and art. And Don Thompson’s a great instructor. I sought him out on my first field trip with Sound Exposure too. That’s a great group of photographers and people!

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