Other obligations have kept me out of my garden and away from my blog for a few days. Sigh. Would I be happy if I were free to spend every day as I chose, if I had no schedule book full of notations and appointments, and if there were no alarm clock forcing me out of bed before even the birds awaken? You bet I would be, haha, but I think it is a fantasy world even retired folks don't live in. Or do they? I'll find out one day!
Meanwhile, I did steal a few minutes to take some photos of spring blooms. So here is a virtual bouquet, fresh from my garden!
First there are the forsythias whose cheery fluttering blossoms announce the coming of spring:
Next, take a close look at the following blooms, but watch out for the bee when you virtually stick your nose into the working parts, down where the pollinators like to be:
I can't remember who, but an ancient bard once said that if you have two coins, with one buy bread for the body and with the other buy hyacinths for the soul. I agree. My little grape hyacinths are best appreciated from the ant's point of view. I won't describe the ridiculous position I got myself into to take these pictures. Can you find the ant?Here are some more blue and white blooms with details that deserve a closer look:
And daffodils! Happy, happy daffodils:
Finally, some pink and red camellias complete my bouquet of spring blooms:
March 20 is the first official day of spring, but here in the Deep South we are a little early. Happy gardening!