The very first sighting of wildflowers of the Spring 2021 for me is this beautiful grouping of coltsfoot (should that be coltsfeet?). I have been keeping my eyes peeled looking for these since a reader from Ontario (Jim, you know who you are) alerted me to them a couple of weeks ago when he posted a photo of one. I spotted a grouping along the side of the road when driving by a few days ago and had to go back to take this photo. It is a very busy road, but as these were (and still are) the only ones I have seen, I had no choice but to take my life in my hands and cross the road, dodging cars as I went and to crawl into the wet and muddy ditch to get this for you all. (A bit of poetic license has been used there but I felt a bit of drama was called for.) Below in the post you get a behind the scenes look of me photographing them in the ditch, thanks to Steven who was with me. This is, I confess, the first time I have ever noticed these Coltsfoot flowers – also members of the Aster family. That’s an example of how this project has opened my eyes to new flora in our area. So happy WWAD for all Flower a Day viewers! I hope you have a day filled with wonderful discoveries.
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