Pink lady's slippers are my favorite wildflower and I am always on the search for them when we go hiking in the spring and early summer. They are not easy to find which always makes it more exciting to find one. Since we have moved here I have been on the lookout hoping that somewhere on our 14 acres there must be at least one. Of course trying to find one wildflower amongst 14 acres is much akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Dom was very insistent that he had seen them 'around' but could never remember where exactly.
Armed with my camera and macro lens I was determined that I would find some to photograph. Well Mother Nature smiled on me and while sitting in the backyard over the weekend I spotted one right on the edge of the woods. I ran into the house to grab my camera. Giddy with excitement, I crawled around on my hands and knees taking shot after shot while my husband shook his head and said, "I told you I'd seen some."
I scanned the perimeter of the yard and found seven more. Each and every one has posed perfectly to have their photos taken and not one of them has run away screaming. Now my children on the other hand.....
By the way, Pink lady's slippers are the New Hampshire state wildflower, while Purple lilacs are the state flower.