The Dogwood is beginning to bloom. Let’s hope it can survive tonight’s low temperatures. We’re under a freeze warning, and the temperature is forecast to drop to 24 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius). Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day
This is a new one for me. I had never seen anything like it until I spotted it in the hedge between my property in town and the neighbors’ property. Clearly, the fruit is not silver. Apparently the name comes from the fact that the underside of the leaves is a silver color. The fruit…
My white Flowering Quince, which earlier had a hint of pink in them, are now changing to a deep pink color. The blooms have been badly battered by storms but are still holding on.
Seeing a hawk is a good omen. I often see hawks circling overhead, perched in trees on my property, and even in the backyard of the property I inherited in a nearby town. However, I’ve never seen one remain in exactly the same spot for almost an hour. This Red-Shouldered Hawk sat on a bent…
Quince that was never picked last Autumn and was left to dry up on the bush.
Bright pink Quince
The bright pink Flowering Quince is now in bloom, and the leaves have appeared. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day
Like a sunburst
Nothing screams “Spring” quite like a Forsythia. This one is in my neighbor’s front yard, and I photographed it from a distance. It always reminds me of a sunburst.
While half of the United States is dealing with heavy snows, blizzard conditions, power outages, and other weather-related issues, the other half, which is where I live, is experiencing record-breaking warm temperatures. We are seeing a different sort of “white stuff”… “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It…
My friend asked me to care for her Amaryllis plants while she was away during December. They had been outside in pots, but I brought them home and put them upstairs where they would get plenty of sunlight. (I live in the woods, and the main floor of my house doesn’t get direct sunlight.) Sadly,…
Guarding his property
My neighbors’ rooster “Many of us who aren’t farmers or gardeners still have some element of farm nostalgia in our family past, real or imagined: a secret longing for some connection to a life where a rooster crows in the yard.” (Barbara Kingsolver)