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Spring blossoms

crocusesCelebrate first blooms…

Snowdrops gaze while crocuses

Toss their sun-tipped heads.

 

Current status of the world: March is definitely roaring like a lion from offshore. It’s chilly here in the northern hemisphere, even for those of us that have sun. Yesterday we had snow showers that were like moving fog, so I’m enjoying today and going to a park this afternoon, under many layers.

If you want better poetry, try Seelenkarussell’s site (in German).

Virginia spiderwort (Trandescantia virginiana)

Virginia spiderwort (Trandescantia virginiana)

These grow wild near a marshy bank, in among wild mustard and other plants. What a delight to see so many spread out among the green grass of springtime, when I was walking on a Northern Corridor Railroad Trail. Spiderwort are apparently beneficial to bumblebees and native bees. When I browsed a Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower article, I found out that “The genus is named after John Tradescant (1608-1662) who served as gardener to Charles 1 of England.” Read here to learn more: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TRVI

Common speedwell (Veronica officinalis)

Common speedwell (Veronica officinalis)

So beautiful, even if it is an introduced plant among the wildflowers in the NCR Trail. Here’s a link from the Connecticut Botanical society: http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/veronicaoffi.html.

Springtime arrived

Springtime arrived

With riots of red, pink, blue blooms,

All jostling in the daylight.

While at night, the white roses

Gleamed and the scent of phlox

Insinuated into the sky.

(C) rjn, May 27, 2011

pink violets

pink violets by rjknits
pink violets, a photo by rjknits on Flickr.

Hope everyone’s Easter Holiday was wonderful. (Or you had a wonderful Saturday and Sunday, if you got to take the time away from work… or you’re in the midst of Passover [if I’ve done the math right, it’s still on for another day]). These violets smell like SweeTarts candy [from before Wonka became part of their brand.. and there were still lime ones], and they’re celebrated as a really wonderful event (even though they’re very small). It’s amazing how much impact something so small can have on one’s mood or the neighborhood.

The Gardener dug in the Fall, like paid to do it, and now the northern part of the yard has gorgeous tulips in lots of happy colors nodding for the mail deliveryperson. Lovely pink bells with white stripes, red, or yellow ones.  The weather here is so warm, that the lilac is blooming on the south facing side of the yard (I’m hoping to get a picture before the blooms are gone).


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