The hour of the Italian windflower


Winterthur, Delaware on April 18, 2021

Legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969, American


The blues have given way to white, lilac and purple Italian windflowers even if Virginia bluebells linger in beauty.


Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) at the foot of an Orange Osage tree

Virginia bluebell among Ostrich ferns

Ostrich ferns uncurled

 Italian windflower (Anemone apeninna) 


Great white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

A young flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) in leaf among Italian windflowers 

a poplar among Italian windflowers facing a forsythia in its last bloom

a poplar in leaf resting among Italian windflowers

Italian windflower facing a red pine and a forsythia bush

Italian windflowers with, beyond, a Japanese maple in leaf and a saucer magnolia in flower