April 30, 2014 – Infinitesimal

At this particular moment we have about one hundred thousand Trout Lilly plants growing on the property.  Well, maybe only ten thousand.  Or maybe a million! Of those many, many, many little plants, I can positively, certifiably identify three which have bloomed. This pretty yellow one.A delicate little white one.And one which has already gone on to form its seed head.THREE!!!  Out of a million?  Honestly? … Continue reading April 30, 2014 – Infinitesimal

April 25, 2014 – Singing For His Sweetie

He looks to the left.He looks to the right.He sings his happy song!The next obvious step is to provide a link to click on an audio file to hear that happy song.  Uh, huh.  We’ll get there.  An upgrade, a little techno wrangling and we’re singing happy songs on the blog.  Alas, the time demands of a busy life in the modern world have prevented … Continue reading April 25, 2014 – Singing For His Sweetie

April 24, 2014 – Bluebells and Company

Bluebells are pretty.Bluebells are cool. Bluebells are everywhere!Yes, it is that season of the year.  I challenge you to walk through the valley without touching a Bluebell.Good ol’ Virginia Bluebell dominates the scene for a few days. We do have other flowers, of course.  Like Dutchmen’s Breeches, showing off their fine pantaloons.And Mayapple, striving to bloom under its own personal umbrella.But they have to compete … Continue reading April 24, 2014 – Bluebells and Company

April 22, 2014 – Doctor Spring

“Greetings.  I am Doctor Spring.  May I take your coat?  No?  I understand.  But you see ma’am, it would be best if you handed me your coat.  There now.  Thank you.  See, I am just hanging it on this hook in plain sight.  No, ma’am.  Don’t grab the coat!  Let it hang.  Ma’am, I understand that you are nervous and feel the need to clutch … Continue reading April 22, 2014 – Doctor Spring

April 18, 2014 – Stone Bunny and the Woodland Flowers

Stone Bunny just loves the woodland flowers. Oh, she loves all the flowers.  But she really loves the woodland flowers. She loves how they all grow together and how they all seem to get along. They seem like such a happy, harmonious bunch out there in the woods. Stone Bunny wonders why that is so.  She is always curious and never shy of asking her … Continue reading April 18, 2014 – Stone Bunny and the Woodland Flowers

April 17, 2014 – Becoming a Jungle

Its becoming a jungle out there in the gardens…One lush hillside is graced with Daylillies, Trout Lillies and Surprise Lillies…Take a close look at this handsome crop of Trout Lillies. A big, fuzzy Lamb’s Ear prepares to shoot out its beautiful, blooming stalk in a vertical ascent towards Heaven.Feathery old Yarrow is joined by the ubiquitous Purple.The traditional spring cast of Daffodils, Tulips and Grape … Continue reading April 17, 2014 – Becoming a Jungle

April 15, 2014 – The Forest Floor

The forest floor comes alive.  Ample rain and a few days of real warmth allows Bloodroot to play with friends.Trillium has come out to play. Along with Spring Beauty.And Dutchman’s Breeches. Virginia Bluebell shows off her floppy little bloom.A little fern uncurls itself on the forest floor.Solomon’s Seal uncurls as well.A few Wild Ginger leaves grace the woods.Purple has been blooming for a while now, … Continue reading April 15, 2014 – The Forest Floor

April 9, 2014 – Stone Bunny and the Snowdrops

Stone Bunny has been thinking about the snowdrops. She has been thinking and puzzling and figuring and there is something she just can’t figure out. “Hmmmm.”  She thinks.  “It just doesn’t make sense.  Maybe Iron Turtle will know.” “Turtle,” she says. “Yes?” he replies. “I’ve been thinking.”  Stone Bunny continues. “Do you see the pretty little green pattern on the inner flower of the snowdrop? … Continue reading April 9, 2014 – Stone Bunny and the Snowdrops

April 8, 2014 – In the Garden

Froggy reports some excellent rain… 2.4 inches (6 cm) Thursday through Friday with another inch (2.5 cm) on Monday.  He happily reports a nice weekend between. Crocus love a nice weekend between rains. So does this little flower, whoever it might be. So does the grass, including the ubiquitous decorative grass we affectionately call Aunt Setta Grass, AKA Heavy Artillery.  No clue about the real … Continue reading April 8, 2014 – In the Garden