It’s been awhile since I made a photo post, I realize, and it being Friday, perhaps I can resurrect photo Friday as an institution. Mainly I just haven’t been taking pictures of anything interesting, or I have been taking them in dribs and drabs, so I haven’t had much to post. But the garden is really starting to spring into action, as six:fourteen readers have probably noticed, so I thought I would share some garden porn.
Like my crocuses, which exploded into bloom last week, although they have largely faded now:
Crocuses are awesome, because they bloom before everything else, like an early sign that spring really is on the way. I got some purple ones, and I got some white ones:
Although I didn’t mean to do it when I planted the bulbs, the purple and white flowers ended up clustering together, which I thought was very interesting. You can also catch a glimpse of the faint purple streaks on these blossoms, if you look closely.
The peach tree is also gearing up for action:
This blossom is visible from my living room window, so I have been keeping an eye on it as it develops. Maybe I’ll start a peach a day project, and photograph it every day as it develops. Hopefully the peaches this year will be better than last years, which tasted like ass on a stick.
The Northern Japanese maple is also starting to really bust out. It must be getting more sun exposure, or it may just be more happy with life; the others are clearly lagging behind. One is really badly windburned, which is a major bummer. I am going to have to prune most of it away, I think. I didn’t expect it to be so damaged, since it seemed to be doing well, so I am actually rather surprised. The one which I thought was seriously windburned appears to be recovering well, and it is covered in tiny buds which are working their way up into leafdom.
No garden is complete without…
I hope y’all enjoyed today’s post. RSS readers may note that I didn’t use a slideshow; if you prefer the slideshow-free version, let me know, because otherwise I may revert to doing slideshows, since this post took approximately 10 times as long to do this way than it would have had I done a slideshow. But if it really makes you happy, I’ll do photo posts this way in the future. Because I love you all so very much. That was a very rambling paragraph. I apologize.
Now go have a nice weekend. The equinox is coming right up, and then it will seriously be spring.