When Spring looks like the photo above, any little sign of growth is so very welcome. This is Inga’s front yard (my daughter in Idaho), taken when she was suffering from a bad case of Spring Fever this year!
I remember an Easter Sunday in Kodiak, Alaska when I bundled all my family in heavy parkas, wondering if we’d see any sunrise at all – and we didn’t! On another Easter Sunday in Rhode Island, a heavy snowfall had covered everything by the time we finished church services.
Gradually, bits of color started to peek through the snow in Inga’s yard.
Snow starts to give way.
More color starts to show.
Suddenly, the snow is gone and the blooms display their glorious colors.
And that’s how Spring arrives in Boise, Idaho!
Spring comes in a different way here in Hawai`i. I’ve been getting sun, interspersed with a few rains, enough to help some of my plants send out blossoms.
Here is my own spot of bright yellow – sweet calendula.
The agapanthus that I transplanted out of a pot is blooming again, and sending up more stalks that will open soon.
The hibiscus that I cut way back has shown lovely growth and put out the first bloom just this week.
Even the wild snapdragons that pop up all over are looking beautiful this year.
The Japanese Walking Iris (Neomarica candida) is sending out all sorts of flowers.
Here are a couple of close-ups of my blooms. Amazingly beautiful!
A newly planted ivy geranium cutting is already blooming.
My vegetables and varieties of basil are sprouting. Here are my string beans. They have doubled in size and have started climbing just since I took this picture last week.
Watching plants gradually come to life in the spring is probably why I still can get excited over the first blooms. They are a living lesson on an abundant life after death.
A hui hou!