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Hashtag Floral!!

Perfect description for today. Here is a gallery of florals from walking the dogs this morning.

Inspired by Terri of Second Wind Leisure’s Sunday Stills: Fabulous Seasonal #florals. Our rather chilly spring has kept many things blooming that would usually be about done by now, such as the daffodils and tulips. Yet the usual suspects, like the wood hyacinth, crabapple and peony are valiantly going ahead as planned. It seems like everything is blooming right now.

Also for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Species Tulips

My yard is in full bloom right now. Through the years various types of bulbs have naturalized. The pickier, more needy ones have died out. A landscape by Darwin sort of effect. I have two types of tulips that have thrived on my neglect: red Apeldoorn (I had some yellow ones but, for some reason, they all died out), and these species tulips.

This time of year it doesn’t seem fair: the bright, red Apeldoorns grab your attention. Less flamboyant than their more outgoing cousins these species tulips have a delicate beauty that deserves a second glance.

Species tulips in my yard.
Species tulip center.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Bunny bites

I do not know what this flower is. But I think of them as “bunny bites”.

The flowers are only about an inch and a half in diameter.

When I was little my grandma had one and kept rabbits. An early memory I have is of plucking these flowers and feeding them to her rabbits, who devoured them rapidly and wanted more. Strange what sticks in one’s mind from childhood.

Every time I walk by this bush in my neighbor’s yard when it is in bloom I remember. I wonder if Grandma ever noticed that all of the flowers within reach of a four-year-old were missing.

If you know what they are called please let me know.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Just a hint of green

Spring is here technically but it’s still pretty chilly. Sunday I went out in search of signs of spring. The first spring green I found was the very healthy moss growing on the fire pit. It was spring green the color, but a very winter-y sort of growth.

From a distance there doesn’t seem to be much green in the woods.

Brrr: The first day of spring wasn’t green and bright.

Looking closer, I found a few brave leaves starting to emerge.

Naturally the stinging nettle was the most lush!

For Second Wind Leisure’s Sunday Stills Spring#green and Jude’s Travel Words Life in Colour.