Eternal Resting Place

Yesterday evening my best friend and I drove out to the place where my ashes will be scattered and my eternity will be spent.

The white Ladyslippers (Cypripedium candidum) were in bloom in quantities never before observed in the 20-some years we have been going to this place.  Hundreds of them, so small that they elude visual detection until they decide you are not a collector and call out to you.  I thought we would miss them as we usually find them in bloom the third week of May.  I didn't bring my good camera and only took a few phone pictures.  I did find one yellow Ladyslipper in bloom.  In years past there were more and some of them had hybridized with the white ones to form an exquisite pale yellow slipper.


















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