John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World



Blood Root Bloom

Blood root finally in full bloom by Fargo Brook

Yesterday’s sunshine and warm temperatures got the blood root down along Fargo Brook to finally open up!

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/160″ exposure.

Blood Root

The blood root is in bloom along Fargo Brook

One of my favorite spring ephemerals, blood root, is now blooming along Fargo Brook. This early blooming and hardy flower uses its leathery leaves to protect its blossom when the weather turns chilly, wrapping it up in a cozy shroud, and letting it open up in warmer weather. I imagine it was wrapped up tight this morning!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/14, 1/160″ exposure.

Pushing Up

Bloodroot pushing its way up through the moss

The bloodroot down by Fargo Brook is starting to push its way up out of the soil. This little shoot was less than a half-inch tall.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.

Bloodroot and tin

Bloodroot and rusted tin

I couldn’t resist the juxtaposition of these lovely bloodroot blossoms and the rusted tin can that we came across the other day while walking along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in St. Johnsbury.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 81mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/250″ exposure.


Bloodroot flowering down by Fargo Brook
Bloodroot flowering down by Fargo Brook

One of the first of the spring ephemerals, bloodroot is blooming down near Fargo Brook!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/18, 1/125″ exposure

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