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SITY: Contrasts

As I was outside photographing spring flowers, I kept smelling pine. Eventually I realized that it was our old Christmas tree and wreaths, which had been thrown off to the side of the yard to await permanent disposal. That sharp … Continue reading

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Piles of Flowers

I have such sweet children. They both picked bouquets of dandelions and tiny violets for me on the way to the bus stop this morning. It’s early in the season, so most of the flowers are too short-stemmed to fit … Continue reading

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First Violets of 2018

Livia’s eyes are better than mine. She spotted two violets in the yard today. I’m not sure which of the two flowers ought to be officially designated First Violet of 2018. One of them clearly had something to say, so … Continue reading

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SITY: Spring!

When the crocuses got buried under the snow of several successive storms, I thought they were goners. They weren’t. I almost think the snow did them some good. They’re blooming like mad now. As I was taking these pictures, my … Continue reading

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An Unusual Combination

Cardinals, Forsythia, and Snow

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The Day Spring Came to Town

I can pinpoint almost exactly when spring arrived this year. When I went walking on March 7, I found that winter had not yet packed up all of its ice. But winter was clearly on its way out. Even in … Continue reading

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Spring Whites

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A Spring Walk

Before the caterpillar invasion, I went on a couple of springtime walks. I have often avoided spring walks in the past due to my concern over ticks, but this year I had permethrin-treated clothing. That made me feel a little … Continue reading

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SITY: First Violet of 2015

In my yard, the violet season of 2015 began on April 22nd, when the first bud opened.

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SITY: First of Many

Behold the first violet of 2014!

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