Sunday, April 26, 2015

Early to Rise -- Is the spring coming?

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
 "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 

Pastel Pansy, 
Photo© Margaret Buffie

My first tulips leaves are up, but the blooms are still tucked like little green hearts deep inside the leaves.

Very soon, it will be time to cut the rose bushes down, so they can grown strong new branches, to split and transplant perennials, and to watch the red-green green fists off my old rhubarb open and stretch tall enough to make the first rhubarb cake of the season.

Soon, instead of the dry leaves, and piles of compost and tiny sparks of green here and there in the soil, my little garden will grow and grow and finally bloom. And so will my winter weary spirits....

Early to rise

Peach Tulip 
Photo © Margaret Buffie

Morden Blush 
Photo © Margaret Buffie

White Peony  
Photo © Margaret Buffie

 Red Poppy
 Photo © Margaret Buffie

Tulipa Tardis 
Photo © Margaret Buffie

Yellow Shasta 
Photo © Margaret Buffie