I have been photographically uninspired recently despite the emergence of Spring buds and blooms. Not because I have not seen subjects to shoot but because I wanted something different. Yesterday while walking with the granddaughters in the woods, I spied this not quite open bud and obviously returned to capture it. I found it interesting but I will need to wait for the leaves until I can identify the tree. The other subject that emerged this last week were the tiny Spring flowers named Spring Beauty. The flowers are only about 0.5 inch across but marshy areas of the woods are almost blanketed in them. Between being small and very low to the ground photographing them in a way that captures their beauty and impact is challenging. I recently I had read a photoblog describing a challenge of capturing a "worms eye" view. I think this turned out to be a good approach. The group of flowers in the foreground about 1/3 up from the bottom, I also shot from the top to give a better idea of the "Spring Beauty" these tiny flowers have. And having looked up the flowers on the internet I learned that the flowers, leaves and "corm" root are edible with the corm resembling a "sweet chestnut" in flavor according to none other than Euell Gibbons.