Wild Orchids Along a Path in the Scotia Barrens

It is the time of year for the pink lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule) blooms, and I am enchanted by them. Ever since I spotted that first green twist of two basal leaves, and then the pale green flowers that finally turned pink, I've been smittten. I visit them every chance I get. I have counted more than a hundred pink blooms in just a short walk; it's a good year for them, apparently.

The Barrens is just a few minutes' walk or bike ride from my home, so it's convenient to go there. This is a favorite stand of pretty pink flowers right along one of the main paths. I am fortunate, I know, and I feel right at home here, among the wildflowers. . . .

The soundtrack song is Tom Petty's Wildflowers. I'm also including an excellent cover by the Wailin' Jennys. Enjoy!

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