Thursday 20 May 2021

Swamp Candles

     We usually see some wildlife (bear, moose, etc) along the side of the road every time we drive to Prince George, but Tuesday when we went, we saw no critters, but we did see some interesting swampy areas full of Skunk Cabbage.  In the Spring when Skunk Cabbage first comes up, mostly what you see are the bright yellow flowers, nick-named “Swamp Candles.”  With a little imagination they do appear to resemble candles in the bogs where they grow with their bright yellow color and vertical shape.

    I am always surprised every Spring when I see their unexpected color amongst the dark areas of the bogs.  It is always a treat to see them.

                    You can see a painting I did of a mature Skunk Cabbage at:


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