Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Colours of Spring

I love Forget-Me-Nots.  They are such delicate flowers.  I love how they slowly spread around the yard and flower beds for unexpected bursts of colour in the spring.  The ones I had in a previous garden were a deep dark blue.  These are the more common, slightly paler blue but they are still wonderful.  

The first early tulips burst forth with colour on Sunday, which happened to be Mother's Day here.   I'm going to have to add a few more bulbs this fall.  Some of the Tulips were either eaten by our squirrel, washed out by the massive rains and torrents of water running through our garden this year or weren't strong enough to survive the late snows and frosts.   Maybe some lovely pink and purple ones!

We went for a short hike the other day.   It was a fairly easy hike in an area with fairly well groomed trails around a river.  Lots of marshy areas.  I'd been hoping to see Trilliums but there wasn't a single one there.  They are apparently blooming elsewhere  but that will be a hike for another day.

I was outside planting onion seedlings and I heard this loud raucous bird obviously calling attention to himself.  He stuck around long enough for me to wash up, grab my camera and come back outside.  I've seen him a few times since.  I'm guessing that Mr. Baltimore Oriole must have a Mrs. nearby.


Woolly Bits said...

huh, the bird goes with your tulips:)) what a colour - I've never seen anything so colourful over here (birds I mean:)). I don't have much luck with tulips either - I don't fancy digging them up after flowering and most of them don't come back after a year or two:(( the only ones that I've had for years are yellow dutch ones; the rest of them are a one-year-wonder.... maybe that's why I like daffs so much - the are pretty and flower without effort?!
(and I agree with you on racoons - as cute as they are, they can become a serious pest!)

Leigh said...

So pretty! I just love spring.

Sharon said...

Lovely! I'm pretty sure now that we're going to skip spring altogether. Does that save Nature money, just three seasons?