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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.

Raindrops on everything

May has been a peculiar month. Warm and cold, sunny and rainy. The news of the day combined with the weather made me think about a poem I learned in my French class in high school:

Il pleure dans mon coeur,

Comme il pleut sur la ville…

Guillaume Apollinaire

Translated: it is crying in my heart like it is raining on the city. The weather was gloomy and wet, suiting the gloom in the news.

I took these photos yesterday. I’ve often thought that May and June are really seasons of their own, not really part of spring and summer. May is iris season and June is rose season. Summer in the Puget Sound region really doesn’t start until July. This little gallery shows what’s in bloom right now on the cusp of the change, with raindrops to represent the tears so many have had to shed this month.

My wish is that you and yours can stay safe and sane as the storms rage about us. May your season of the rose be blessed.

For Photos by Jez’s Water Water Everywhere, The Changing Seasons Challenge, and Cee’s Flower of the day…in this case many flowers, but then I’ve missed many days…and City Sonnet’s Goodbye, May.

Time marches on…

I walk the same route most mornings with the dogs. This lets me keep an eye on progress. This pale pink peony bush has been on my mind of late. today’s sunshine brought it out all the way.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day, and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week: Opening, and the Lens Artists challenge: delicate colors.