Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring has Sprung on the Patio

A couple of cool wet days, and all the plants take on a surge.  Suddenly the patio looks like spring.

Japanese maple leafing out, oregano started, lambs' ears, iris suddenly putting on a show

 Potato in the foreground,  chives in the background

Pansies persisting despite frost and rain, young native cherry looking good, sage flourishing, yellow iris coming up, cherry bushes leafing out

 Trees ready to leaf out, changes the whole view suddenly

 Here after being trodden on repeatedly, buried in roofing debris, having 50 lb bag of potting soil deposited on it by builders, and being set upright several times, is my blue Rose of Sharon.  She's a surviiiiiiiiivor, to quote the divine Reba.

Later I went to the Preserve, without a camera, just to enjoy the sights and sounds, and any people I might meet.  And saw the first swallows of the season, swooping and diving over the lake.  And a tiny blue skipper butterfly on the ground. Goldfinches calling back and forward.


  1. oh I agree. Makes a person positively giddy.

  2. You're way ahead of me, greenwise, but the "surge" has definitely begun :)

  3. Isn't it loverly! Such beauty everywhere right now.

  4. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Brought back such fond memories from our time in Wisconsin, where Spring really does *emerge* from the winter. Here in Oregon, the transition is so gradual and I have yet to find a place like your Preserve. Must be one, though, if not several!


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