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hiring gandalf

i wonder if it is possible to hire gandalf to stand on the bridge of springtime and holler at winter – you shall not pass !  at this point it might be worth a try.  six images…

Malmaison Plum


bugs, buds, and woods

besides being slightly over focused on daylilies i can sometimes fall prey to other interests.  the shape and color of other flowers are not all together lost on me.  and i do occasionally get out of my garden.  the woods is a completely acceptable alternative.  not only are there all kinds of trees.  and things growing and moving in the understory.  when you get right down to the ground there are mosses and lichen.  and though the pipes look like post industrial lichen they are actually the start of the reproductive process.  six images…

14-115 10-045 Talon x Give Me Eight) x Skinwalker

14-150 12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein 12-0619-004 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills sib to Eyed seedling


worrying about wait

not.  people worry about weight for all kinds of reasons.  they can be anywhere from anorexic to morbidly obese and that includes all of the inbetweens.  and that is okay.  weight is something to reasonably worry about.  at the end of winter other people worry about wait.  wait for spring to come.  that is a wait that must be endured.  i can hear the voice of those little kids in the back of the car – are we there yet !  except in this case the voices are often adults.  are we there yet !  what more snow !  another grey day !  yup to all of the above.  i guess that is the reason why we are actually so happy when spring does finally arrive.  six images from last summer.  concentrate on the images.  don’t say a word about wait…

11-069 Gift Tie x Prague Spring) x Orchid Lady Slipper

14-077C12-0724-002 Flying Carpet x Pygmy Pirate) x Heavenly Fire Arrow) x 12-0708-001 Embassy x 12-0708-001 Embassy x B-110-2 ( Sib white spdr

14-093 Crimson Sky x Crack Of Dawn

16-0629-001 purple dip ufo


after rain comes snow

it must be march.  tonight it is all white outside.  the crocus have done this before.  gardeners have done this before.  how long will this snow stay ?  six images…

after sun comes rain

yes the rains came back today.  so while we look at the memories and flowers from last summer know that the sky was blue for two full days.  the crocus drank the sunshine to their full.  and they shared bounties of nectar with the bees.  ten images…

14-157 Dark Counterpoint x Skinwalker

14-147 12-067-004 ? x Rose F Kennedy

14-144 11-1107-J Open Hearth x Trahlyta) x Give Me Eight

14-124 10-073 Smoke Scream x Cerulean Star) x RFK

14-079 12-110 Anna Mel(NR) x Coburg Preview) x (B110-A Tet Skinwalker) x Morticia) x Apatosaurus

14-065 12-0622-001 Orange spider x Lullaby Of Birdland


and gardens in the light.  i am tempted to say different light.  and realize it can be how things are seen in the same light.  of course the light changes between sunny and cloudy.  and between dusk, dawn, and full noon.  and it also changes in our eyes and in the devices we use.  the first two images are moments apart.   no photo shop is involved.  i suspect the close up image was changed to close up settings.  no other changes on the camera adjustments.  the difference in the color intensity is obvious.  i suspect that similar differences occur all day long as pictures are taken.  and that i just miss those subtleties.  seven images, the last rolling into another day in the summer garden…

14-076 11-012 Highland Pinched Fingers x Flower Shop) x SH B110 Tet Skinwalker) x (11-013 Highland Pinched Fingers x Raspberry Sickle) x SH B-110 Tet Skinwalker

14-100 Morgan’s Melody x Poultry In Motion

14-002 13-0702-003 LR x Tal X SRF) x 13-0702-002 LR x Tal x SRF

14-000 srf kid


i have seen several posts counting the days until spring.  it is still january.  so i am also counting that there are two full months until spring.  and i rather not do a waiting count.  if anything i would rather count some flowers to look at and just keep doing that one day at a time.  and one day spring will indeed come.  and we will have done something else that was not waiting.  so six images…


14-100 Morgan’s Melody x Poultry In Motion

16-0629-001 Prpl Dip UF