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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

a wee wander...

There's nothing quite like a wander around a garden in the spring, after the rain...
 ...the promise of a new season beckons...
 ...minuscule fields of forget-me-not rise above the soil
 ...a surprise from plants put in late last summer and forgotten about until just now
 ...little clouds of veronica and violets float through the carpets of wooley thyme...
 ...the graphic detail deep in the heart of a hosta...stunning!
 ...fern fiddleheads open like the hands of a dancer...
 ...the lovely nodding head of a native bleeding heart
 ...the evergreen clematis awake after the long winter...
 ...a forest of chives just about ready to burst...
 ...one of my most favorite plants after the rain, ladies mantel...
 ...the leaves seem impervious to water so it sits like a little, magical magnifying glass...
 ...a perfect bug watering hole!
 ...hardy succulents come alive again with the warmth...
 ...and of course the honeybees, ever present looking for early pollen
 ...the darling buds of May!
 ...fluttering bluebells welcome me at the gate
 ...coltsfoot flowers appear before the leaves
...and last but not least...the whiskers of a handsome iris bid you adeiu!

1 comment:

Nancy Kay said...

Oh my. Each flower, prettier than the one before it... all so lush and saturated with gorgeous color. Fantastic photos! Love the Iris...what a beauty! Thanks for the walk ...