It’s been raining for almost a week now. Everything is grey and there is not much to do. I am raring to do some gardening – the weeds are overcoming us already – but it’s just so wet for that.
My spirits lifted when I found a surprise in my garden yesterday. Nelly Moser opened its first blooms, her first two blooms. That was a little early. She usually blooms around the second or third week of May. I guess the warm winter and ‘early’ spring woke her up rather early. But I do not mind. Her flowers are truly pretty, and when all of them are in bloom, as I expect them to be in a week or two, they put up a road-stopping show. My front garden will explode in striped pink from the hundreds of buds biding their time. Their photos will be up in this blog for sure.
On the other hand, the tulips are saying goodbye. They had a good run. I thank them for coloring our drab weedy front yard and for the joy that they gave to those who beheld them. Even in its last stages, this tulip fascinated me – somehow, a secondary bud grew out of its center and bloomed as well. I have posted pictures of this tulip, in its full glory here and here. There is always something to discover, I see. 🙂
Yet, I do not want to end this post with a wilting tulip. Somehow, a plant has reserved its gift for a later time and she is just starting to bloom. On her delicate petals rest the burden of brightening her little corner of the garden until the flowering baton is passed on to the later bloomers.
May pleasant surprises await you today.
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