This time of year is so dirty and drab
It’s been a long winter and I’m feeling my flab (OOF! My clothes have shrunk!)
Snow is still here, will it ever be gone?
I’m starting to wonder if we have a lawn,
I can’t wait to see flowers, a sure sign of spring
Nothing cheers me up more, not even bling,
I especially like wild flowers just like these
They sprout up randomly among the trees,
The trillium is the flower for Ontario
So pure and perfect , the colour of snow,
This flower is protected so leave it be
Only take a photo for a memory,
You mustn’t pick them, whatever you doTrillium police are watching you!
Here is a photo of a trillium I took last May. Such gorgeous wild flowers and very fitting to be our provincial flower.
Here is an old television commercial from years ago with Ontario's theme song. You will see the trillium featured at the end. I remember us singing this song in school. Ontariariariooooooooo! Ah, nostalgia. Isn't it great?