The Marsh Marigold (or Kingcup as it is sometimes called) will require you wear your muckers to photograph or harvest it for studio use. For the next two weeks, they are easily observed in swampy roadside areas, often appearing to grow in standing water. A hardy plant that seems to follow the same temporal cycle, from bloom to perish, as the Trillium.
“A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or LIfe in The Woods