Each spring in the higher elevations of Appalachia (which is pronounced "Apple-At-Cha" by the people of this area), the Trillium Flower blooms. Being an avid lover of classical music, I am reminded of Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring" which is based on the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts". Upon hearing this wonderful piece of music, visions of blooming Dogwood, Red Bud, Purple Plum, and of course, Trillium come into my mind. Spring. The time of re-birth and renewal. The forests come alive again after the long winter. So beautiful. -- Paul P.