Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring is Springing Around Town

Lovely purple crocuses coming right up through the leaves and twigs in a downtown yard.

Walking around town this week, I've noticed that Spring is definitely here. While Thursday is going to be in the 50s, it was close to 70° Wednesday. Windows were thrown open, heat turned down, laundry hung on the line, flowerbeds cleaned off, short sleeved Ts and cargo shorts reappear. I don't have anything blooming at Pink Gardens yet, but these flowers were found all over downtown and the beach area today. I can't wait to have flowers in the yard again! 

Blooming in front of our downtown jeweler, this beautiful yellow jonquil enjoys the sun.

A neat cluster of mini Crocuses growing right in the yard of a beach house. They were barely three inches high. I've never seen miniature Crocuses before.

Another jonquil in front of the jeweler downtown. Majestic flowers they are!

Another cluster of mini Crocuses, bright orangey yellow this time. The flowers are less than an inch wide.

Daffodils look best in clusters and best in a woodland setting, in my humblest of opinions! My aunt Hoohoo and I planted hundreds of daffodils all around her six acres of woods, in front of colonial-era stone walls, alongside boulders and trees, and in nooks and crannies everywhere.

Again, with the miniatures! These are mini Daffodils, and were approximately four inches tall with blooms only about an inch wide.

 This cluster of mini Crocuses featured a pale butter yellow variety, a color I've never seen on "regular" Crocuses.

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The Turtles are Back!

Last week I saw one lone turtle sunning him/herself at their favorite downtown pond, but today they were out in droves. Or in hordes. Or in herds. Whatever groups of turtles are called! It's truly Spring when these turtles come out of their winter sleep.
 

2 comments:

  1. NOW MAYBE I'LL GET INTO THE JOY OF LIFE AGAIN. THE FLOWERS HAVE ARRIVED.

    THANKS PAL FOR SHARING.

    GRANNY

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