Unfolding Spring

Spring 1

Spring is just so beautiful, when the bright little leaves look like lace in the dark forest, and the air is sweet with flowers. 

Spring 2

 The branches are dripping with blossoms in the unrelenting damp. 

Spring 3

The wild herbs have woven themselves into a tapestry of many colored greens, embroidered with delicate flowers. Their names murmur themselves to me as i meet them like an unrhyming poem…

Spring 4

 Nettle, chickweed, clover, buttercup, toadflax.

Primrose, thistle, sorrel, nightshade, smilax.

Mustard, blackberry, lyre-leaf sage, Lepidium, henbit.

Plantain, violet, skullcap, poke, oxalis, black medick.

Spring 6

Those are the ones I know well, but there are many others.  I love this time so charged with potential in the slow unfolding of life. 

Spring 7

 In small and unexpected places there are unusual gardens of many kinds. 

Spring 8

Spring 9

Spring 10

And the summer garden has officially begun, as large and small snouts are at this moment plowing the first furrow. 

Pigs 1

Wishing you a beautiful unfolding of the week!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Wow, those familiar wild herbs are not familiar at this end. I do not know many of them, and some are not likely endemic here.

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    1. The plants are so different out there! When i was 18 i thought I’d like to move to Ashland, Oregon, and i felt so lost not knowing any of the plants! I ended up coming back to the east coast!

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        Different here . . . . or different there? hmmm

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      2. Lol different from each other

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