Last spring, I wrote about observing nature at 55 miles per hour. That’s how I found the big patch of White Trout Lily (that I had been driving past for 9 years and never noticing). I stopped again this year for more photos.
I also stopped at a couple of other spots that catch my eye as I drive and got these:
I’ve never seen these any place else. And they’re so perfect and colorful, I was sure they must be some sort of domesticated thing… But I think they are actually a wildflower! Native to our area, even! Moss (or Creeping) Phlox (Phlox subulata). They are on a rocky, dry roadside bank on Route 60 (Foote Avenue) near “The Glen.”
Certainly I see these all over the place. But there is one spot on the east side of Route 62 between the traffic light and Riverside Road where you can see a rather large patch of them. White Trillium (Trillium grandiflora).
What caught your eye at 55 miles per hour?