Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring Flowers in Old Yards

Photos by Salt Water New England
The older yards this time of year transform.  Generations of either careful planning or benign neglect pay off with intense textures and colors of new growth that vary across microcosms of light and shade in a single sweep.  Those who enjoy the ocean for its energy and constant change get that everywhere they look now.  It is as transformation to the view as Autumn foliage, only with a better pallet.













13 comments:

  1. It feels like a particularly slow spring here in southern Maine where we truly earn our 55 degrees and optimistic crocuses.

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  2. I was in Portland last Monday. It was snowing!

    But, there is good news.

    I saw the first robins of the season yesterday. Usually, that means the warm weather is only a week or two away. The birds know better than the weather people.

    Aiken

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    1. We have robins that overwinter in Mass. Don't know why-lol!

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    2. Is that right? I've always thought they all go south for the cold weather. I don't ever recall seeing a robin in the winter months here.

      Aiken

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    3. Robins are known to hang around even frozen New England wetlands all winter.

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  3. Refreshingly beautiful. We’ve been seeing robins as well.

    MaryAnne

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  4. There is nothing more beautiful than carpets of squill, even if they're a bit late this year.

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  5. Same here in Vermont. Snow showers yesterday that was still on the ground this morning. All melted now, and we are all waiting for spring.

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  6. This is beautiful.

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  7. Snow showers today, here in SE Michigan...but the crocus are up and I even saw my first daffodil bud!

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  8. Although the garden was neglected this winter, like clockwork the daffodils came up, the poppies and now the meyer lemon has beautiful buds. For years we lived in the thick of the city; it's so gratifying to reminded of the season in such a colorful way.

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  9. As of 4/12, have seen limited daffs, no flowering trees and only the vaguest hint of a bloom on the forsythia in Mass.

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  10. These are most uplifting photos , especially after a late winter in London .

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