The Season of Purple and White

What is it about the middle of May

That seems to hold other colors at bay?

Most of the flowers out in plain site

are colored with shades of purple or white.

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Now I know you must think I’m a dishonest fellow

For you hardly could miss this here one of yellow…

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But your trust I do beg, my counsel please heed.

Seriously Dude!  This is a weed.

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I’m glad you came by

I hope that you stay.

See the colors which vie

to dominate May.

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My best wishes to you.  Have a wonderful Day!  🙂

58 thoughts on “The Season of Purple and White

  1. Great colors! I’m looking out right now and I think since the Scilla has all gone it’s yellow flowers that predominate, at least from this vantage point.

    1. Hi Grower. We go through a bit of a yellow stage early on, though we temper that heavily with blue. We’re past that now, though, and onto purple and white. Soon enough the reds and golds of summer will contrast with the heavy green all around us. Such fun. 🙂

  2. Jim, you are one with the garden. If I were locked in a windowless cinder-block tomb, I could swim in these photos and smell the sweet fragrances and moist earth. By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congratulations on a fine decade!!

    1. Thanks Matt. Yeah buddy, moving along through life!! If you were locked in such a tomb, I would blast a hole in the side so you could have a little light by which to see the pretty pictures. And I could pass through a few daisies to keep you company. Thanks for the fine compliment. 🙂

  3. Lovely pictures, some great macros. What do you call the flowers in 19 and 20 from the top? They are my faves.

    1. Thanks. Those flowers a clematis. I don’t know what variety. Just clematis – its a vine which grows alongside a sweet pea. They are doing well this year. Some years they bloom like crazy, others not so much. Wish I could figure out why. 🙂

    1. Thanks Julie. Lots of green is a wonderful thing but blooms are more fun. It’s on-off here. Cool, hot, cool. Who knows what summer will bring. 🙂

  4. Taking my breath away… These are so beautiful, every single one of them! Thank you so much for sharing, Jim!

    1. You are most welcome Amy. Always my pleasure to share. The flowers are lovely at this time of year. 🙂

  5. Hi Jim! I’ve always liked no loved your posts…I’m adding this one too to “Loved”…Wonderful words and images that I truly love…Thank you for being here…
    Beth

    1. What a nice compliment – Thanks! I’m just trying to do the glorious flowers justice. So glad you think I’m succeeding. t’s a lovely time of year, May. 🙂

  6. Your pictures always are very beautiful. I can see it’s already summer in your place. So many of those we call summer flowers. In a couple of weeks they will bloom here too 🙂

    1. Hi Alice. How very interesting. I know from my study of the tilt of the planet that your daylight must have caught us and passed us by now but your bloom season lags a little behind. Always interesting to hear whats going on in your world. Sounds like a nice summer. 🙂

    1. It is special. Thanks. I do love a good weed. I’m hesitant to brand a plant such but that dude is everywhere in the fields which haven’t yet been planted. Its a weed, indeed. 🙂

    1. Thanks. The soft, cool colors of May. Kind of a warm up to the hot, bright colors of summer. The seasons rock on! 🙂

  7. Wow! What a most beautiful selection of flowers, how uplifting to see these wild flowers, and so well documented too.

    1. Thanks. The dominate, tall purple flower is Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis Matronalis). Some consider it an invasive species. I guess. Sure has invaded my yard. But it sure is pretty! 🙂

    1. Yep. Every year. Middle of May and we are amidst flowers of purple and white. Nature doing its thing! 🙂

    1. Hey Thanks. Dr. Seuss is awesome. I’m running with that. Make the rhyme roll right off the tongue. 🙂

  8. Hi Jim – funny poetry and a feast for the eyes and heart today. The smells in your garden must be heavenly. Have a great day. – Sharon

    1. Thanks Sharon. I’m glad you like the poetry. It’s so much fun to think up a verse to go with the photos. And yes, the garden is heavenly nowadays. Purple and White! 🙂

    1. Thanks. Your imagination is right on, as the birds and bees do seem to love it here. Why wouldn’t they? There is nectar, o’plenty. And we’re just beginning to see the summer butterflies. It is interesting to observe which flowers the bees and butterflies focus on at any given time, which naturally tells the story of which flowers are producing nectar and when. Have a great day. 🙂

    2. Thanks. Your imagination is right on, as the birds and bees do seem to love it here. Why wouldn’t they? There is nectar, o’plenty. And we’re just beginning to see the summer butterflies. It is interesting to observe which flowers the bees and butterflies focus on at any given time, which naturally tells the story of which flowers are producing nectar and when. Have a great day. 🙂

        1. Yes, we do have a few here. Not many. I see two or three a year in the garden in late summer or early fall.

  9. Such lovely photos of the spring flowers! And what a great poem to go along with it:)

    1. Thanks. I’m glad you like you them. The flowers are fun to grow, the photos are fun to take, and the poem is fun to write. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

    1. Thanks Benjamin. That was a mighty pretty columbine the other day. We call it the wizard flower. 🙂

  10. A glorious May array, Jim (brought here by Amy btw). So many of these flowers are also out in my English garden. Especially love the wild stock, which my aged aunt always called Dane’s Violet. The yellow ragwort, though, definitely is a weed with some nasty habits. That’s not quite out here yet though.

    1. Thanks Tish. Thanks for coming. What your aunt called Dane’s Violet we call Dame’s Rocket. The tall purple one? It is a curious plant, indeed. Biennial which sits out all winter and just looks tough. Once it is done blooming, though, out it goes or it will wreck everything around it. Have a great day. 🙂

    1. Thanks. I’m glad you like the verse. It is so much fun to write and I’m just nutty enough to share it. So thanks for the compliment. Have a great day. 🙂

  11. More beautiful photos that just make one feel so happy within by just admiring! Really like the closeup shots of the different flowers. There is such amazing detail in just one flower.

    1. Thanks. There is indeed amazing detail in one flower, and I think you capture those details beautifully in your sketches. Have a great day. 🙂

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