Soon it will be time to go out in the field to enjoy the trilliums. We have them in many of our forest preserves, but to really see rivers of them like this you must go to Daniel Wright Woods. The land is low, a floodplain of the Des Plaines River. Trilliums cover acres there, lapping at the feet of the trees. I think Mr. Emerson had it right, because every time I witness this I swear I can hear a deep chuckle all around me, and an answering laugh rises up from my heart.