Those wildflowers of Spring - who doesn't look forward to seeing these little beauties? I fondly think of them as "ephemeral"...they last such a short time as a whole. But getting to see the first of the Spring is real tonic.
Spring Beauty is one flower that many people miss because it is so diminutive...the plant itself rarely taller than 6 inches, and as small as just 3 inches. Each blossom barely larger than a third of an inch across. I was at a childhood park along the Des Moines River in Ft Dodge (IA) visiting my wife's mother when I took a break and went down to the river timber below her place; that maybe I might catch them. I was lucky - the ground was peppered with them.