This morning I noticed that Sheet-Web Weaver Spiders had spun webs all through the skeletons of last year's Bidens that I haven't yet taken down. These webs most likely belong to the Bowl and Doily Spider, Frontinella pyramitela . They are beautiful when covered with dew and amazingly complex.
The Bloodroot in one of our beds next to the house waited until a sunny day to finally open. This lovely native is one of the most ephemeral of flowers, often only lasting a day or 2. When we lived in Pennsylvania we used to visit a park that had spectacular colonies of Bloodroot. While beautiful as a single flower, they are truly breathtaking en masse.
One of the earliest native shrubs to bloom, Highbush Blueberry is beginning to open up.
The white and pink bells look like confectionary.
Chicksahaw Plums (Prunus angustifolia) usually suckers to form large groups, but
we have just one growing at the edge of the ditch near the old house site, under a
young Blackgum tree. I prefer a single tree anyway; the form and blooms have a delicacy
and refinement that displays better with a specimen tree.
Thanks to Katarina at roses and stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.