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via Daily Prompt: Minimal
Sunlight creates sparkles and shadows on snow… or could it be stars amid clouds?
Just wanted to show why I’m still not posting any spring flower photos. As you can see, it’ll be a while yet.
With a nod to Cathy at Words and Herbs, who hosts a weekly meme of photos taken of the same garden over the course of the growing season to note its evolution.
Below are some of the last year’s views for full circle comparison. It’s interesting to note that last year, spring’s arrival was a lot earlier. There is no way that the garden will look like this in 10 days’ time. We seem to be stuck in a cold and snowy weather pattern this year. Never a dull moment in the nature.
Looking forward to the next growing season!
April 1, 2016
June 11, 2016
June 28, 2016
July 26, 2016
August 2, 2016
August 16, 2016
August 23, 2016
September 6, 2016
September 13, 2016
After a mishap destroyed half my Witch-Alder shrub (Fothergilla major) in front of my porch, rather than throw the branches in the brush pile, I thought I’d try to force them into bloom.
A marvelous native plant, its honey-scented, bottle-brush 1-3″ blooms attract scads of pollinators in May. While the forced blooms weren’t as large as they’d be if attached to their roots, the small, faintly-scented blooms still brought forth the memories of warm days past and ones I anticipate are just around the corner.
It’s the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and although snow still blankets my area, the sun shines more warmly and the days grow longer. It won’t be long before the snow has melted and green buds will be pushing forth. To my friends in the southern hemisphere, enjoy the cooler days ahead!
Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts this weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens, is celebrating her fifth blogiversary. Wander over to wish her well and to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.