Even though our record warm temperatures have disappeared, leaving a somewhat "normal-if-a-bit-chilly" Spring, my flowers continue to show their pretty faces... Above, one of my "Bugleweeds" or Ajuga, stands proud next to Pink Gardens, with some of my Lily-of-the-Valley behind it.
The lilacs continue to fill out and to fill the air with their fresh scent.
This little garden plot is in the center of town right in front of our Post Office.
I think the garden club has planted every variety of Pansy there is!
My pink Lily-of-the-Valley hiding among some native ferns. These date back to the 1950s I believe when my grandmother found them in an out-of-the-way garden shop in northern Connecticut. My mother and I have given them to friends since the 1970s and I frequently hear from old friends in the spring to tell me my grandmother's, or my mother's little pink flowers are doing well in their yards. I think it's a great way to be remembered.
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The "town turtles" continue to enjoy the sunshine and warm waters of the little lake in the center of town. Above, they seem to be enjoying a Happy Hour one late afternoon.
The "long view" of the photo above. As beautiful as it looks here, just out of the frame at the bottom is a ton of garbage—bottles, papercups, plastic, just litter and crap. You can usually see an oilslick on the water as there is a gas station right next door. I really don't understand anyone that can look at such a beautiful ecosystem and be able to throw garbage into it. Once in a while there is a clean up here, but it hasn't happened in quite a while. I think I might try to fashion a long-handled net and see if I can scoop some it out from the boardwalk above.