Moccasin Flower Haiku


I’ll never forget the day I discovered this little beauty on the side

of the road in a bog.  My sister-in-law and I were in search of

Lady Slippers, which are rare in our area.   These Moccasin flowers

are even more rare.  We had already found the Lady Slippers and

were driving along slowly when I spotted this flower.  I was so

excited because I’ve never seen one before, except in pictures,

that I jumped out of the truck and into the bog to get pictures

of it.   I soaked my shoes, but it was worth it.

I also found a Nodding Trillium that day too.   Those aren’t  very

common either.

4 Responses to “Moccasin Flower Haiku”

  1. 1 Cindy Schnell
    March 26, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I love this picture. Have u ever seen the wild bleeding hearts?

  2. March 26, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Beautiful! We used to find Lady Slippers all the time, but haven’t seen one for years. I miss the lovely wild flowers that are rarely found now.

  3. 3 Sandy
    March 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    This is what we call lady slippers in Maine. Is the real one the yellow variety? I know they are here, but have never seen any.

  4. March 29, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    This is beautiful. A lovely shot and wonderful find. I can imagine your enthusiasm. We also go searching for fairy slipper orchids and also the lady slippers; we have a place we find them which is near a trail we like to hike. Not until late April or May however!

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