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April gifts

April 13, 2010

Things have been busy, and spring is rushing by at full tilt (and early to boot). I feel the same panic everyone’s talking about: seeds unplanted, rows unprepared, perennials undivided. There still wasn’t time for that after work today, but it was important to spend a little while taking in the sun and color in our little garden. Besides, it feels like I’ve been away from here too long. I hope you’re not letting spring’s early flush lay a guilt trip on you. Breathe it deep, while it lasts.

And see? There’s beauty even in weeding.

a tree that will never be

Can’t remember which primrose this is, but it makes me happy!


The species Tulips are spreading. I love the hot yellow center barely showing.

species Tulip

There is something humble and balancing in the wrinkled brown wrapping behind every daffodil bloom.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010 8:38 pm

    Wow oh wow. I was JUST reminding myself to breathe. Thanks for this – for lifting the guilt trip and reminding me to look for the brown wrinkles (when all I can see is blazing yellow) too.

    • April 14, 2010 3:57 pm

      I was just reminding myself to take in every drop of yellow! Happy to have company in the collective swirl of spring.

  2. April 13, 2010 9:29 pm

    Lovely photos- thanks for reminding me about the wrinkled brown wrapping. Just beautiful.

    • April 14, 2010 3:59 pm

      Thanks, Ms. Kylie. Maybe it was all day inside an office that made the wrinkles especially interesting :)

  3. grwhryrpltd permalink
    April 13, 2010 10:29 pm

    yes, spring is rushing by, and i already feel the heat of summer slowly building up. but the breezes here are still cool and plentiful, and i am in wildflower heaven. breathe deep and soak it in!

    • April 14, 2010 3:55 pm

      Ah, the bluebonnets waving on the plain…you’re not a Texan til you’ve plunked your kid down in the flowers by the side of the highway and taken a snapshot. Maybe you can take Puma & Dude!

  4. April 17, 2010 11:51 pm

    Lynn, I so enjoyed reading your post. Your photographs are so great! We should all take your advice. Thanks for reminding us to smell the roses or primroses I should say.

    • April 18, 2010 9:14 am

      Thank you, Teresa, for the kind words. The primroses should not be missed!

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