Sunday, July 12, 2009

Twinflower

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-- Albert Einstein

Twinflowers are tiny! That I'd somehow spotted a miniature forest of them blanketing a spot of sun in the cool damp woods of Northern Michigan was the first miracle. Surviving the swarms of mosquitos long enough to get a couple shots was the next.

7 comments:

Jayne said...

Beautiful Laura! Love the water drop coming off the bloom. :c)

NCmountainwoman said...

Don't you just love those tiny little things? (The flowers, not the mosquitoes!)

egretsnest said...

Thank you for braving the skeeters for that amazing shot!

Caroline said...

We saw twinflowers in Spearfish Canyon, in the Black Hills of SD a couple of weeks ago. They are the neatest little flowers, I didn't have the camera with the macrolens, drat!
What you got pictures of is just what we saw, complete with the water droplet...very nice!

Anonymous said...

Ah! My favorite plant!

Carolus Linnaeus

MevetS said...

Gorgeous.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Beautiful! I found these once in the woods, years ago, but never again.

I can't imagine a carpet of them.