Rare and beautiful "Pink Lady Slipper"
The pink lady slipper does not bloom every year, however, I cannot determine it's pattern.
Sometimes apple trees or black berries have "Bumper" crops every other year, but it seems like these bloom for a few years in a row, and then for a year or two or even more, they don't.
Typically we find them between Mothers Day and Memorial Day. We have never picked them or tried to transplant them, however, we do protect the area of land where they have been known to grow.
Our son and his friends know not to drive their big mud trucks or four wheelers in this spot. In the year they do bloom, there are usually only 2 or 3 blooms. Last year there were two. We enjoy and admire their beauty.
There may not always be a rose to stop and smell,
but there is always something from Nature to
enjoy and appreciate!