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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

rainy days

Rain has been falling for two days. While I'm ready for a dry walking window, the flowers like the water. I love visiting the garden to see tulips in an almost fully open state.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Daffodils come in many shapes. This one is a Narcissus poeticus, also known as a poet's daffodil. Its pose with the flower tipped toward the ground caught my eye.

poet's daffodil

Monday, April 24, 2017

spring green

Some trees are still wearing bare branches while others show emerging leaves in a light shade of green.

leaves in spring green

Sunday, April 23, 2017

greenhouse color

I walked into the greenhouse at Stevens-Coolidge Place late this afternoon, curious to check the plugs we planted not too long ago. Some are showing only leaves, others are bursting with color.

flowers in bloom

Friday, April 21, 2017

in the rain

The air is chilly, water is falling from the sky.

Tulips wearing raindrops create a bright spot in a gray day.

tulips, standing in the rain


It appears that the attorney general of the United States doesn't understand the separation of powers specified by the Constitution. He also doesn't seem to know the names of our states.

"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power", Sessions said.

Don't we have 3 branches of government as a balance, a protection for all? And shouldn't the attorney general of the country understand the law of the land and respect participants in other branches of the federal government?

I love Tim Kaine's Twitter response to Jeff Session's ridiculous statement.

Tim Kaine response to Jeff Sessions statement

Isn't that perfect?

Thursday, April 20, 2017


The stamen of this tiny flower appear to be reaching for the sun. Isn't spring a wonderful season?

tiny flowers, stamen reaching for the sun

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


It's a good time of year; each visit to the garden brings a new surprise. Today, a tulip preparing to open shows a lightly curved petal.

tulip, almost open

carpet of periwinkle

As I was walking in the woods I came across a carpet of periwinkle, a tapestry of green mixed with flowers in a light blue violet color.

Monday, April 17, 2017


I was walking in Maudslay State Park this afternoon when a flash of pale pink pulled me off the trail. It's early; I suspect the warmth triggered an early bloom.

early azalea in pink

Maudslay is the former Moseley family estate. There are azalea and rhododendron spread through the property that usually bloom in May and June. I treasure today's preview and look forward to more color in the weeks to come.