April 15, 2014
On the way home from work today, it suddenly dawned on me that today was Bloom Day, and I was not sure I could pull it off. A big ugly front is passing through today bringing heavy downpours and tonight much colder temperatures. Fortunately, I was able to get home during a break in the rain and was able to get some shots. Even more fortunately, we are not expected to get any freezing weather tonight, which the rest of the state has in store. While I was in the garden I came across a large fabric case with a shoulder strap tossed into one of my beds. Opening the case I determined it was a breast pump kit and that likely some ne'er-do-well chucked it there when he figured what he stole was not something more lucrative. Oh well, that's life in the big city. Now on with the show (hover over the photos if you want the plant names).
On the 15th of each month Carol of May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. You should stop by and see what the cool kids are doing.
April 3, 2014
Spring is not so much a season, but a sequence of moments. Last week's buds are this week's blooms and next week's fallen blossoms. This year the winter that did not want to leave pushed many early blooms later into spring, and it seems like everything is happening all at once. Blink and you might miss it.
To my fellow bloggers, I apologize for not visiting lately, but I've been tied up trying to prepare for several classes I've never taught before, writing overdue articles, and becoming reacquainted with my own garden. I'll try to make the rounds this weekend, unless of course the weather's nice.
(All of the pictures in this post were taken last Sunday at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.)
Posted by Les at 9:22 PM
Labels: Norfolk Botanical Gardens