Friday, April 03, 2009
Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
The birds are turning brilliant colors...all the colors of the rainbow. They seem to be competing with the new spring flowers in their vibrancy and certainly have gotten my attention! All of these species stayed around through the cold and gray winter months to give me joy. (The photos make great spring screen-savers.)
My Germander speedwell was transplanted from the pot on the deck to one of my perennial flower beds last fall and is now about two feet by two feet in size. Val had told me it is a weed in England, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will know it place here. ;-)
My herb garden is really showing off. I had doubled the size by winding it around the sidewalk and now have sage, rosemary, Greek marjoram, lavender, parsley, thyme, oregano and have also added some Russian sage, a small variegated holly (that lime green in the foreground), blue-eyed grass and a few day lilies for color. Eager to see how this all fills in over time, but it is moving fast.
Even my recent walk to the swamp showed big changes from the ice covered waters last month.