::Snow Trillium (Trillium nivale):: In late winter, when the ground thaws and the waterfalls start running again, snow trillium blooms. Look around in the dead woods, the leaf litter, and find her. Follow the first tentative song of the robin or the greening of the moss to the hidden places where her rare bloom tells of the coming spring. Everything about her is three: three leaves, three sepals, three petals. Here is nature’s gentle reminder of the Holy Trinity, a promise of new life in this embodied world. She doesn’t mind snow or cold or dark – her hope is invested firmly in what is brewing, and she cannot turn back. When you find her, feel your own sap run swiftly again.