Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In my own yard

Nicole was so generous-hearted to thank me for sharing my flower images when hers are so fabulous. Thanks Nicole.

These are not here because they are great photography or art, but rather as a sort of documentation and phenology. For interest. In case you haven't figured this out, I love flowers. So I am interested.

These are what were flowering in my yard this morning. The crocus has since opened. The first two are Christmas Rose, Or Lentin Rose, Hellleborus niger. It's not so much a sign of spring as they often flower in the dead of winter. But they didn't this year, so it's the beginning of our spring.

The bottom one is miniscule, significantly smaller than my baby fingernail. That's the sum total of our spring flowering plants so far this year. Obviously, we need to plant more spring-flowering bulbs.

I also saw clouds of gnats (or some other tiny insect, to tell you the truth, I'm not sure what they were.) Lots of them!

I like spring and fall. I'm not fond of hot weather and I am not fond of dangerous driving, eg: ice storms and snowy roads. Posted by Picasa


BerryBird said...

I think your bottom one is Scilla siberica, but I can't remember the common name. Ooops.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Siberian Squills? The picture looks MUCH bigger than ours which are TINY! But quite similar.