Friday, April 24, 2015

Determined Little Fellers



How they do it is a mystery to me, especially after the winter we had.


The white you see in the background above is snow.


We never rake in the fall. We want leaves to protect and insulate the bulbs and ground covers.
We usually have it all racked up by the time these Snow Drops and Croci come up.


Even the Sweet Woodruff is making an appearance (the green).



22 comments:

  1. You got some really amazing shots here! What beauty to see in the spring

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! You just can't beat spring, right!?

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  2. Crocuses or croci, and snowdrops, they always give me memories of my childhood on the farm, blooming in July near my birthday. Beautiful settings.

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    1. Thanks Jean. Happy these photos conjured up good memories for you.
      Have a wonderful Sunday ahead of you.

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  3. Mother Nature always finds a way! Great photos, Jim! Enjoy the weekend and the week ahead. I'll be back to visit again next weekend!

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    1. Have a good break, Martha. See you next week. Take care.

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  4. it's so wonderful, it's been raining here and little too cold for anything to bloom but I think June is going to explode with colours, I hope ;)

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    1. I LOVE your positive attitude, Lorraine!! And I know if it is warm in Quebec, it will be warm here in Nova Scotia the next day too!! Thanks and do what you can to send all the good weather this way! Thanks.

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    1. Oh yes, don't they Mitchell! Little rewards/gems given us after a long cold winter.

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  6. Beautiful! And by the way, I answered your "Ask Me Anything" question over at my blog today, Jim.

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    1. Thanks, Debra.
      Good answer today to my question on your blog today. And some great comments too, eh?

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  7. it amazes me that no matter what the weather is, the perennials still push their way out of the ground. i too leave the leaves on the ground and my hostas have actually speared some of them.

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    1. Same here Joyce. Sometimes we have to gingerly remove some leaves from very eager flowering plants.

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  8. That first photo is HOPE personified, Jim! It lifts my heart and reminds me of all that is good in this beautiful world! I have a special friend (Terry refers to her as Woo Woo) with unique and intuitive talents. We were talking yesterday about an incident we had shared, and she saw a brief, small, flicker of blue when I said something. I didn't see it; of course, scientist me! She said that it was an acknowledgment of healing for me from "the other side." Woo Woo ~ but I'm the first to say that there is plenty I don't understand, so I just roll with it! When I look at the lovely blue in the first photo, I also see healing for winter's ills, healing for your recent sadness, healing for bad things in my past, healing when we allow it to happen. Okay, I'll stop, LOL!

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    1. Thanks Louise and Woo Woo! It is good to hear that this will bring healing to us all. Blue is an enchanting colour, eh?
      I am the first to admit I don't know very much.....there is just too much!! lol
      thanks for this and have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Lovely shots Jim! At last, you're catching up with the rest of us. Are your snowdrops and crocus always this late, or is it because your winter was so severe this year?

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    1. Thanks Craig. Yes, these may be a week or so late due to all the snow/ice that had to melt in order for these to poke out their 'heads'.

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  10. What wonderful photos...truly beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Blogoratti! It is good to meet you and welcome aboard!

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  11. I love your focus on these tiny treasures. The hardiest have a deceivingly fragile look.

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  12. That first shot took my breath away.

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