Sunday, May 02, 2021

Look Quick!

Spending time outside is essential if you do not want to miss a single blossom, bird song, or unusual insect.  I find that my camera is in front of my face all the time because on day one there is a large bud, on day two it bursts leaking lots of colors and on day three it is in all its glory.  Below is one of my favorite peonies on day two., I cannot remember the variety.

My roses which will be full of black spot and dropping leaves from disease by early summer are in their glory now.  I cannot stay inside or I will miss it all.

And this very busy parent will also have left this nest and will be probably looking for another spot for their second family in just a few weeks!

My columbine that I planted years ago is now on a rampant march from flowerbed to flowerbed and having all kinds of sex producing such lovely varieties in color and shape.

Happening way too fast for my taste.  I find as I age, I really want things to last.


  1. Yes! My first tulips are almost gone, one of my favorite fragrant shrubs, the name of which I can't recall right now, has already finished blooming. I need to get out and check on my columbine and wisteria.
    Yes, too fast.

  2. I agree, things need to last!
    Beautiful photos, the columbine are gorgeous.

  3. Beauty is fleeting, and our hearts want it to last.

  4. I'm with you . Stay outside as much as you can.

  5. We had a very pleasant walk today. Unfortunately, I see much rain in the forecast.

  6. So true, the rapidity with which the flowers bloom, then drop their petals, as life speeds on seeming to become ever faster the older I become.

  7. Any reason at all is good if it gets you outside. And even as the petals drop from spring blooms, one form of beauty morphs into another. The world of nature is never without its charms. It is for good reason it is called The Great Outdoors.

  8. So true. Age makes us want to linger in the moments. Beautiful post!

  9. Oh, how beautiful. With George in the hospital, this beauty is soul lifting. Which I need. :)

    1. Whaaa? Oh I do need to catch up!!

  10. I believe that stuff can last! Beautiful images, particularly the columbines. Hopefully, the flower's ability to bloom quickly!


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