March 14, 2021

In Bloom #50 - Lenten Rose

While Spring 2021 doesn't officially start until next Saturday, March 20th, it sure felt like it yesterday.   I found these Lenten Roses (Helleborus orientalis) and couldn't resist getting down low to take to capture the blooms as they then to grow downward like bells.  The blooms ranged from white to all shades of green.  

The Lenten Rose most likely got its name because they bloom all during Lent leading up to Easter when we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.  

Happy Sunday,