May 6th, 2013
Spring has been a long long time coming to Manitoba. Three weeks ago we were still covered in heavy snow. But a few rainy days and a week of warming sun and we are finally showing signs of spring.
Today the sun is out. The prairie sky is blue blue. The trees shadows are sharp and still leafless. But my rhubarb is showing fists of pink energy as they rise in their corner bed; my flat leafed chives are blading up; and my forget-me-nots are announcing that they haven't forgotten me after all. Spring has arrived in Manitoba!
One of my favourite "climbing" roses, the delicate and scented Therese Bugnet - now over six feet of sharp stems against the side of our house, is full of tight buds.
Budding Therese Bugnet Rose
Photo by Margaret Buffie
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin
Soon my lovely Therese will take the risk and blossom...
Therese Bugnet Rose Photo by Margaret Buffie