Spring

Spring

Monday, April 30, 2007

Shy Flowering Dogwood

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This is a sample bloom from those in a row of magnificent young dogwood, located behind the block of buildings just east of the Arcata Plaza. Undoubtedly being missed by many a dogwood lover, I'm giving away their hiding place.




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Sunday, April 29, 2007

You Can't See Me

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tulip In Morning Sun

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I took this shot in early morning, just as the sun was coming out from behind the trees. The shadow patterns are from the petals on the opposite side of the tulip.



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Friday, April 27, 2007

Majestic Cherry Trees Of Trinidad

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If you're lucky enough to take a walk through Trinidad right now, you will see small, tidy houses (some historic) set on quiet streets lined with these Kwanzan flowering cherry trees. Double-blossomed and in full bloom for the next few weeks, they are spectacular. Especially against a clear blue sky.




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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In The Pink

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For the life of me I can't remember the name of this flowering shrub. If anyone has a clue, will you help me out?

It grows along side an old road cut between our house and studio and has a variegated variety growing next to it with paler pink blossoms.

It will be covered with blossoms and bees until the end of May.

I'm sure the name will come to me - most likely in the middle of the night.





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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tulips In Trinidad

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Parrot tulips showing off their splendid plumage in downtown Trinidad.






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Monday, April 23, 2007

Deep Pink Rhodies

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Sitting just next to the luscious red Rhododendron, these begin blooming about one week later.





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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Iris Douglasiana

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The beautiful, native Iris douglasiana, or Douglas Iris, is in full bloom on the north coast. And, as it happens, in my garden. Lucky me!




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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Burning The Blackberries

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Sometimes the blackberries get so thick
you just have to burn them out.




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Friday, April 20, 2007

A Sweet Pea Of A Wisteria

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"It's my favorite." I'm sure I say this about every flower that opens in my garden. Truth be told, they're all my favorites; some more than others. This is one of the "more" variety.



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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Early Spring Clematis

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Clematis Apple Blossom "armandii" intertwines with my equally apple blossom-like pink rose, which is not yet in bloom, just on the other side of my office window. This time of year I look out through a peaceful tangle of green and pink.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gala Apple Blossoms

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Spring's promise of Autumn's apple pie.





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Monday, April 09, 2007

Snails In Shade

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The only shady spot in this garden bed was on the north side of a post. I never thought of snails as being clever. Actually, I still don't.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Red, Red Rhododendron

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The first to bloom each Spring in my garden, this Rhodie lives, beautifully, just outside my office window.




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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Waiting for Wisteria

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Anticipation . . .




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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sea Anemones

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Taken at very low tide on 4-3-07, Old Home Beach, Trinidad.


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Monday, April 02, 2007

Angelique

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A sturdy little tulip, Angelique blooms every year, even when I think she won't and am not waiting for her to appear. And every year she loses a bit more of her pink coloring, becoming whiter and whiter, until now all that's left of her spectacular pink-ness resides in her heart.




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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Kiss The Sky

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Spring, Winter. Winter, Spring. The weather can't seem to make up its mind. Today the sky began gray and now it's blue. One day rain, the next day sun, the next day rain. Only the daffodils are undaunted.


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