Monday, April 11, 2011

Colors Adding to Spring Makeover

Neighbor Rick's yellow ranunculus soaking up the afternoon sun.

The violet froggie is in the shade garden this spring. The remains of a vintage push mower in the background. Day lilies, sedum and jack-in-the-pulpits grow here. It's so nice seeing something besides white snow, gray trees and woods and black ice everywhere. The burgeoning colors of spring!

My Lounge Lizard gnome sits on his toadstool this year in front of a flat rock peppered with shiny mica facets. From upstairs it looks like he's sitting at Liberace's baby grand piano. I have a lounge lizard singing gnome in my Dead Treestump Garden. "Catch his act, he'll be here all summer, folks!"

13 comments:

  1. Hey I remember that frog from last summer - or do you have more than one?

    Looking forward to watching your garden grow, sure beats watching paint dry.

    ;)

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  2. I have a few vintage frog ornaments, but only one is purple. I like moving them around in the yard and house.

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  3. A great homage to Spring! May Spring live long and prosper.
    Beautiful ranunculus!

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  4. I planted pansies in my outdoor stoop pots this evening....the flower lady at the farmer market swore it wasn't too early. Yay spring!

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  5. hey Ish! yes, pansies should be fine outside now. We have some outside here too. Yes, yeah for spring.

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  6. Yay Spring, indeed! Hi Ish, Annie, PX and Casey! So good to see you all again! The cherry trees popped here Sunday. I swear they all popped in one day! Love your garden ornaments, Casey!

    xox
    Katie

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  7. The little Longe Lizard reminds me of one of the characters from Never Ending Story, lol. : )

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  8. These pics are funa nd a hrabinger of Spring! I love the picture of the ranunculus -- my late friend Perry Brown had big tubs of these on his deck at Fire Island in the early 80s -- seeing this beautiful yellow one brings back memories of good times!

    Paul, NYC

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  9. Sorry to hear about you're late friend.

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  10. Thank you, Woody. Perry Brown (and we always called him by both names) was a real mensch. He died in 1986 but we still think and talk about him.

    Paul, NYC

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  11. sometimes when I'm thinking more seriously of finishing my memoir, I think about all the people I've known that didn't get to live their lives. I think about their missing memoirs. That's a subject I'd like to tackle in some way, some day...

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  12. If you're taking submissions for that subject, let me know. I have several I could contribute. It would be akin to fan fiction -- take an established character and imagine things that they would have or could have done.

    Paul, NYC

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  13. you know what? it sounds like a fantastic idea for submissions. it's actually a sort of fantastic idea, right? I wonder if I should start a blog on the subject, and write the first memoir of a life that never was?

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