Mother’s Day Gold

Marsh Marigold (Cowslip), a common spring wildflower, is in full bloom now. Scattered clumps of brilliant, golden-yellow flowers protrude above large, kidney-shaped leaves to define wet, marshy sites. The colorful bloom is visible at a distance and brightens wild landscapes where the drab grays and browns of winter persist.

Captured on different sites under a variety of light conditions, these images are an attempt to convey the range of color and beauty of this showy wetland wildflower.

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

7 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Gold

    • Thanks Alison. We haven’t had rain in a couple of weeks and the dryness has taken its toll on the succulent spring flowers in upland habitats. My plan B was wetlands and the reliable marsh marigolds. When scanning hundreds of flowers, I invariably drift toward those with a little buggy action. In addition to your comments, that composition means more to me, telling a better story about the ecology of the site.

  1. I think that you carry little bugs around in your pocket, like fishing flies,
    in a little box and select which ones to place on the flowers. 🙂

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