Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Periwinkel (Vinca minor) surrounds the house on three sides. The purple flowers are up
front near the porch and the blue flowers are on the north and west side in great abundance.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


My amaryllis was very slow to bloom this year but when it did it
still is impressive.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Daffodils - Poem


May Henson

Yellow telephones
in a row in the garden
are ringing,
shrill with light.

Old fashioned spring
brings earliest models out
each April the same,
naive and classical.

Look into the yolk
colored mouthpieces
alert with echoes.
Say hello to time.

From: Nature:Poems Old and New
Houghton Mifflin, 2000


The daffodil is a member of the Narcissus Family. Old English "affodyl" means "to come early". The daffodil has one bloom per stalk as distinct from the jonquil which has several blooms per stalk.

Monday, March 21, 2011

On growing old...

Walk with me by the water.....

Damn, I forgot the words.

First flower 2011

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) This is the common Dutch hyacinth. There are more than 2,000 hyacinth cultivars. The snow arrived several days after the initial photo.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flower for the Day 2011

We have come home to snow but flowers for the day will soon follow as we begin year four of this program.