Sunday, March 23, 2008

Peeping Tom

Those who still wear gray and brown are embarrassed by the blatant offering of these deep red poutings so early in the season. They are not ready for this arousing display of a need to give and share such beauty. Is it too suggestive when winter winds still steal the warmth from the sun? Provoking and luscious, their time, like our youth, lasts only so long. It is your loss if you allow your eyes to linger elsewhere.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The "Name That Plant" Game

The small package has been opened but I am still trying to figure out what it is. Annie in Austin suggested one idea, and while the flower looks very much like it is related to a flax the rest of the plant doesn't quite fit and so here is a better picture of the whole plant. Anyone else want to play?

30 minutes later....

Ah HA...even though I should be planning an Easter dinner...I have been surfing and think I finally found the species...
Veronica chamaedrys or Germander Speedwell!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Good Things in Small Packages

These little faces of goodwill and sunshine greeted me poking their noses over the rim of a leftover planter on the back of my deck. The plant was almost completely buried in oak leaves and then these little ones showed up like eager blue bunnies in the middle of March. I googled tons of images, but found nothing that was close enough for me to remember their name. Fortunately, I don't have to know the name to enjoy them.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Raspberry Kisses

Raspberry kisses
Marmalade dreams
Sugar sonatas
with fragrant sunbeams.

Exotic Spring

This time of year, this is the way I feel. Don't I wish I looked that way! Photo was taken from my recent visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show.