Last week

snowdrops at base of willow tree

Last week, we had snowdrops


and daffodils

crocus among snowdrops

and crocuses

cherry blossoms

and cherry blossoms.

crocus in snowdrops

Last week the crocuses were just starting. This week we have LOTS of crocuses. I’ll post more pictures tomorrow.



Spring is here, kinda

new weeds

At least, the weeds wild plants are certainly growing all pretty and thick and fresh-like. I believe this is mostly dovesfoot geranium. The back 40 will be pretty later on.

Floating plum petals

floating plum blossom petals 1

Over the last few days I’ve been doing a bit of gutter cleaning—up a ladder, claw out the glop, down the ladder, move it along a few feet, repeat. It’s a slow process as I only do a bit at a time, and eventually we’ll have to get the pros in to deal with the parts our ladder can’t reach.

At any rate, the ornamental plum had sent some branches over the roof, so I decided to prune them back while I was at it. This led to some rather ornamental unattached branches, so I hauled them in and found a nice vase. Before bed I moved the arrangement into a secure room (because kitties). I didn’t notice that shifting them had caused the stems to come out of the water, and in the morning, well, plum blossoms are pretty transitory when they’re not nourished.

However, the ones that fell into the vase water were awfully pretty.

floating plum blossom petals 2

Bedraggled tulip

bedraggled tulip 1

We have some beautiful but rather feeble tulips in one corner of our garden; who would have known that after a rain the most bedraggled were the most photogenic?

bedraggled tulip 2

bedraggled tulip 3

bedraggled tulip 4

bedraggled tulip 5

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