She moved among us for a while, that tease of spring forward into the arms of warmth. She’s such a flirt. Then poof! She took flight, and frosty air surrounds her flock of early risers frozen in time, bending and twisting, warped in frozen air. Winter has little compassion as he watches them fighting to not give up, waiting for her return.
May your weekend be as you wish, and may your wish be happiness.
This tulip actually comes back year after year.
Four leaves called bracts surrounding the flower buds in the center.
Early bracts are green, lightening to white as they mature.
Fothergilla Gardenii Shrub with buds and immature leaves.
Trooping Crumble Cap mushrooms
Dandelion amid Purple Dead Nettles
Miss Dandilion meets Mr. Dandy Lion.
She's not impressed.
Spice Bush flowers
Quite tiny flowers that can be missed if one is not looking.
This one wasn't removed when pond was changed into a bog area.
Buried under two feet of topsoil, it grew to the surface the next year.
It's not as big as it used to be in the pond, but still amazing.
Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum)
Grass after a thunderstorm
Daffodil nibbled on
Flowers usually bloom directly on the large branches,
but this year the large branches are bare.
I think the violent thunderstorm we had earlier stripped them off.
- Austin and Charlotte -
We love our new bed!
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