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Friday, April 28, 2017

Signs of Spring

Spring seems slooow to arrive here this year as it is in most of Canada I guess. But she is slowly, gradually unfurling, dabbing the lawn with her green paintbrush and coaxing buds and shoots to grow, despite the cool temperatures. We have had a number of wet days, and many "too cool" days so I have yet to get much done outside, other than uncovering my perennial beds. Here are a few photos of spring signs, taken several days ago when it was dry and somewhat sunny. We're in the midst of yet another rainy stretch, with little sun in the forecast for the next six days... rather dreary... So enjoy these indications of what is coming, and my cheery crocus that bloom joyfully regardless of the weather (a lesson for us all, perhaps?)

These cheery little chionodoxa are usually the first to show themselves in the spring. 

Before long the daffydils will be nodding their golden heads...
...and the scilla will be a mass of  vivid blue. 

These crocus were my mother's and I think of her each time they bloom.
I brought her these bulbs from the Netherlands in 1976!!
Every spring they make me smile with their little heads lifted to the spring breezes.

Take heart, everyone. Spring and colour are on the way! We just have to be patient!


"Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world." ~ Victor Kraft


Jeanna said...

I'm amazed at the crocus and love that you gifted them to your Mom in 1976. That is such a wonderful story.

Hope Spring gets to you soon. We are HOT and dry in FL.

Vee said...

We had an unexpected break in the rain today and then the temp went up to 80°F. Too hot for me. The fluctuations are crazy. Thirty degrees up or down from day to day...challenging. Guess that after tomorrow everything will slide back to the 40s and 50s for a week. Crazy spring.

Good for the forsythia!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to spring arrive in your garden finally. Seems to be a month of showers for many that will continue into May - better than the dry spring last year at least.
Enjoy your blooms!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Last year before my daughter moved I took plant starts from her garden. This year I am blessed that they all seem to be healthy. I have some sweet purple little flowers that are the first to bloom. I don't know what they are, but they are "make me happy" flowers for sure.

Happy Spring.
xx, Carol

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

It looks so beautiful in your garden, Linda! :)
The story of the crocus brought long time ago from the Netherlands is heart-warming.
Happy May, happy spring! xx

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