Ode to the Trillium

Photo by George Ryan

The gentle three-petal flowers shine brightly low to the earth from which they nudge up each spring. No need to show any grandeur or largesse as daffodils do in their abundance. No colorful display is needed as do the bright red tulips not far away. No, the trillium is simply beauty and as white as the long-departed snow. They last longer and treat us with smiles long after the daffodils have died off and the tulip petals have fallen. Thank you, Trillium, for your simple consistency each year under our river birch.

George Ryan

A resident of Bay Village since 1975; retired as President Lake Carriers' Association; Master Mariner, interested in nature, politics history and community affairs.

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Volume 12, Issue 12, Posted 9:54 AM, 06.16.2020