The larger bulbs, tulips and daffodils, get all the acclaim but I love the ‘minor bulbs’ of Spring, small flowers that come earlier even as the snow is still on the ground, flowers such as the early crocus I posted last week. Snowdrops (Galanthus) are the earliest in my gardens. Unlike my loudly cheerful crocusContinue reading “Lens-Artist Challenge #143: Colorful Spring”
Crocuses. I feel a bit guilty about these non-native early bloomers yet they have been here for generations and pollinators feed on them. They were already well established when Emily Dickinson wrote of them in the 19th century: The feet of people walking homeWith gayer sandals go-The Crocus-till she risesThe Vassal of the snow-The lipsContinue reading “Lens-Artists: #142 You Pick It!”
I’m down with the flu so I am catching up with some posting. Before spring smiles it’s final goodbye and we speed head long into summer I wanted to share this look back to last month.
You’ll find them by the water’s edge their toes dug deep in frozen sands. Pussy Willows, soft furry catkins the genus salix, are hard won harbingers of the end of winter. Pussy Willows, accompanied by a chorus of Spring Peepers, start the glorious symphony that is the Northern Spring. From Wikipedia: The flowering shootsContinue reading ““Shivering, Quivering, Warm Breath of Spring””
Ice is out and the open road calls. Shot somewhere north of Ludington, Michigan. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/motion/ I put this post up a few short hours before this weeks challenge of ‘motion’ came out.
The Rainbow Never Tells Me The rainbow is our reward for weathering the storm, a pathway for the messenger Isis, a bridge between Asgaard and Midgaard so gods could walk among men. In the Epic of Gilgamish it is the jeweled necklace of the Great Mother, Ishtar. It is Biblical: “I do set my bowContinue reading “The Rainbow Never Tells Me”
The coming of Spring brings melting of the deeper snow and the return of the ice boats. Shot this on the way downtown this 3rd morning of Spring.
This image of an April Cottonwood in bud was in the running for my gravatar but I ‘went in another direction’. I decided to post it today as a Winter Palate Cleanser. I plan to give Winter it’s last gasp of glory in an icy montage but before I do that, here is some SpringContinue reading “Buds of Spring”