Saturday, 30 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Coming up Soon to a Woods Near YOU

Leaves will be on the trees before you know it! At last!

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Saturday Photo: More Spring Flowers

 Had snow this week, but the flowers nevertheless persist.  Good to see.

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Easter Eggs

 Latvian eggs: dyed with onion skins only.  These were done a couple of years ago when Easter was earlier, and there was still snow on the ground.  But I did some this year too, even though our Easter celebrations will be quiet. Third year in a row that Covid 19 has played havoc with having a good time!  This is getting old!

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Pussy Willows

 Another sign of spring.  Am I right that the French term is saule discolore? What a disappointing name!

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Fig Leaves?

The fig tree spent the winter in the basement, getting watered when I remembered to do so, but receiving very little light from the small window.  The temperature was chill most of the time, but never dropped below15 C,

Nevertheless, somehow the plant last week sensed that spring was upon us and started sending out green leaves.  Lee carried it upstairs to the second floor landing on Sunday, and now it is growing wonderfully under the skylight.

I find it amazing that minimal cues can prompt plants into new life when spring arrives.  There are a lot of things that we don't know about the world...