Last week, we had snowdrops
and cherry blossoms.
Last week the crocuses were just starting. This week we have LOTS of crocuses. I’ll post more pictures tomorrow.
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.
This is the late-blooming cherry tree. It’s hard not to go overboard taking pictures of it. Continue reading “Late cherry blossoms”
…is blooming again.
The shoots are coming up in our pond.
This tulip popped up all by itself in a quite unexpected place.
More lavender bells, really.
The ferns are sprouting.
And so are the ducklings.
On the whole I prefer the pansies with varied colours, but even monochromatic yellow has its charm when sprinkled with diamonds.
After a rain. Got kind of obsessive about the closeups…
A white narcissus.
And the daffodils are out.
Two shots of the very tip of a mostly closed tulip.
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.
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?
Spotted those little spikes yesterday in a
neglected wilder part of the yard I hadn’t noticed spring flowers in before. Wonder what kind of crocus they’ll turn into?