Dicentra spectablilis, old-fashioned bleeding heart
Emerging dogwood blooms
Narcissus poeticus, "Poets" narcisus. A very old variety
Pretty pansy faces
Redbuds (cercis canadensis) everywhere
Everywhere you look is a "Kodak moment" with spring! I just can't seem to stop!
Luscious lips: wild ginger. "Give us a kiss?"
New oak leaves
Newly emerging maidenhair fern frond. How delicate!
Rhubarb! I foresee pie in the future!
Wasn't there supposed to be another rhubarb here? What ARE these things?
"Yeah, lady, we ate your rhubarb. Whadda ya gonna do aboudit?"
And the enemy....Poison Ivy (rhus radicans). Where is my Roundup?
Today is a beautiful, rain-washed morning after thundershowers last night. The sun is glowing, the petals of the tulip magnolia litter the deck like a bridal aisle, and I see that there are lilacs blooming and viburnum "Carlessi" is open today. I must go smell them!
"Nature does her spring housecleaning
with rainclouds for her buckets
And the wind for her broom." --S.P.