Here are some flowers that were blooming last week before it got to 23 at night and snowed. I'd show you my latest haircut but I'm still having a Sampson sort of issue with it; you know, loss of inner and outer strength, self doubt, who am I without wavy 80s hair I let go too long....
|White Pasque Flower blooms |
weeks before the purple
Sometimes the best blooms are before or after the bloom. This works in life too, like the expectation of a first kiss, good news, a warm cupcake, or the memory of them all that echoes forward into new befores that roll into afters and befores and that are all now now now now.
The wife and I finished up our "cutdown" this week also. Being temporarily disabled, she did all the hard work. Two loads of compost and load of mulch loaded and spread from the city compost facility. I had most of the perennials cutback weeks ago, finished the grasses this week. Being in southern kansas we are getting your temperatures but not the ice and snow. I had to cover a few of the tender plants.
Ahh...couldn't agree more, the expectation of things to come...or the oft-romanticized things past...always seem better than the here and now, somehow.
What 'now'? I'm so entangled in the befores and afters I don't see the nows.
G--I've been keeping up with your progress, or lack thereof. I wish I had a trailer to haul city compost in. I have 5 bins I put in my hatchback, and drive back and forth.
S--Oh all time warps are romanticized. Anything but what you're stuck in seems better. Grass is alwas greener--across the street where that guy fertlizes an waters like nuts.
Barbee--Yes! That's it. That's the heart of the issue.
Wavy, 80's hair.....I don't ever know what that was like. I do remember the first daffodil at the rest stop in January on the family move from Ohio to South Carolina. Dorothy was never this happy.
Mr. Compost--Ohio v. SC, that's a toss up. I lived in OH for 3 years, met my wife there, but still, SC has antebellum charm, right? (Did you ever watch Head of the Class? That hair)
I can't even comment on the bulbs at your place other than to say: no fair!
As for your Sampson issue, watch out for Philistines and women named Delilah.
Christine in Alaska, haircut this Friday, zero blooms
I love visiting blogs in Spring mainly to ogle at lovely Crocuses, Daffodils, Snowdrops (which I think I can't grow here)...
Yours look gorgeous!
Here in Guthrie, I'm freezing and wishing I could garden. I should never take it for granted. It will warm up again soon. Pretty little flowers though.~~Dee
Dee--When we visited the cranes (see next post down) it was cold, even though it was to be 60. Must've been 40. It was 81 the next day!
Christine--Just the one hair cut?
Chandramouli--Come back in July (or see my July 2010 pics), that's when your head gets blown off.
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