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
Dsffodil 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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...thanks for the preview of things to come here. Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.ReplyDelete
You're absolutely right -- Spring is a terrible, TERRIBLE tease! My favourite photo is the grass with all the raindrops -- so lovely!ReplyDelete
After having 90° temps during February, we're waking up to dark, chilly mornings. Daylight Saving Time is messing with me this year.ReplyDelete
Those pictures are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
A lovely ode to the struggle between spring and winter. My area of coastal Southern California usually doesn't even acknowledge the existence of winter but this year has been much colder. Of course, what we regard as "cold" might be considered downright balmy in many parts of the country.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean. We moved to Tennessee from Colorado Springs, and here a dusting of snow throws everyone into a panic. Six inches of snow shuts everything down. We consider this place fairly mild considered to Colorado, even though we have deep freezes of weather at times.Delete
Your flowers are all lovely. Winter is not over yet, we have a few nights coming with temps low in the 20's. Your kitties are sweet, I am sure they love that bed.
Take care, have a happy weekend.
Your beautiful words and use of language take me right to your space where spring struggles and then is hit back, only to try again. And yes, the dogs and cats are oblivious, so long as dinner is on the table at the right time! A happy weekend to you, Yvonne.ReplyDelete
Winter is battling it out with spring, the poor plants do not handle this back and forth weather. You have had a lot of blooms already, we only have some daffodils blooming. Austin and Charlotte look so cute cuddling, great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.
Hello Yvonne :=)ReplyDelete
Splendid take on Winters cruel lengthy stay and Spring's efforts to break through the icy barrier. Your flowers are all lovely, and the images of tiny mushrooms and raindrops on grass beautiful.Austin and Charlotte look warm and cosy in their new bed. Here it rains incessantly and my soggy flowers wilt.
Very enjoyable post.
All the best and warm hugs.
The early flowers are so welcome and it's hard to see those frosty temps return. I always loved the dogwoods and redbuds in the woods in early Spring. Here in Florida, we have quite a few wildflowers blooming now.ReplyDelete
It’s lovely to see your blooms and garden awakening. Mother Nature can tease with its burst of frosty temperatures, but Spring is almost here!ReplyDelete
It's always a shame when frost claims nature's beauty, but there are usually things to make up for the loss. Love your flowers.ReplyDelete
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