If you read this blog on a semi regular basis you will know that I have trilliums on my mind. Try as I might to find the answers to my questions about the disease causing them to turn green I have not learned anything new. The trillium expert at the Royal Botanical Gardens did not know anything more than what I had already found through my research. He was very kind and wrote me a lengthly email about the scientific paper done in 1971 that determined that it was mycoplasma causing the disease but he , like me was concerned that no further research has been done. He is a taxonomist and not a expert in diseases of plants so he encouraged me to keep searching for the answer and to perhaps conduct some research my self. The forest floor is covered in a white and green carpet now but in a week or two it will appear only green. These pictures are from my early morning walk with my husband.
Last night I was inspired by the trilliums and elsita's fantastic papercut to make a layered papercut using kite paper . I made this with four layers : white, yellow, orange and finally green. I cut the shapes out free hand and tried to conceptualize the final result hoping that it would all come together. That alone was a great brain exercise. I then cut out two hoops out of thick white paper and glued them together only along the circumference. It reminded me of a book called Rose WIndows.