Springtime blues

It’s snowing again outside.  Grrrrr.  Only a very few bold flowers have dared to show themselves so far, but a few hardy individuals of two new blue(-ish) varieties have joined the Pushkin snowdrops and daffodils.  One small group of hyacinths has emerged and a few small periwinkles (Vinca major) have shown themselves below our big linden tree.

Hyacinth 9235Vinca major 938Also, two new tiny daffodils have added their splash of color to the garden.

Daffodils 9220Dozens of tulips that have put up leaves and are getting ready to shoot their blossoms up as soon as they feel confident that this cold nonsense is behind us.  I don’t think they’re any more eager than I am.


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12 Responses to Springtime blues

  1. Your photos are so full of color and hope. When spring does come hold on to it as long as possible.

  2. Mike Powell says:

    I sympathize with your impatience about spring being so delayed, Gary, although the situation here is Virginia is so different. We hardly had a real winter and already are well into spring. Blossoms and blooms have come and gone and been replaced by new kinds. Your photos of the hardy flowers are wonderful in their color and detail. Spring has to come eventually……

    • krikitarts says:

      I appreciate your reinforcing the hope, Mike, and remember very well the magic of spring in your area, especially as you go a bit west into the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge Parkway regions. It will come eventually–at least, it always has before!

  3. victoriaaphotography says:

    Love that blu-ish/mauve colour in the first photo.
    (we’ve gone from summer almost into winter cold and blustery winds here – need to get out in the sun tomorrow and see if the Autumn colours are here yet – hope it’s not too windy and cold to take photos).

    • krikitarts says:

      The sun really helps to offset the approach of the cold weather. Hope you have lots of it, and that you can dress warmly enough to keep shooting and be comfortable!

  4. Wow, wonderful colors! I can’t believe you have more snow! I’m sorry to hear it. But maybe all of this will turn into a lovely, lovely spring. Hang in there!

    • krikitarts says:

      I’m tryyyyyinggg…we’re supposed to get into the 50s today and the 60s tomorrow, and we’ve had a fair bit of rain, too, so both will help a lot. Thanks, Melanie!

  5. Adrian Lewis says:

    You can solve all your sorrows and woes by becoming a Winterist, Gary! Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      Nope. Not an option. I do enjoy winter, but not to the exclusion of the, um, kinder seasons. However, I also enjoy the challenge of making the best I can of whatever conditions present themselves. It’s just a little more challenging this year. I think last year spoiled us somewhat!

  6. I’ve been pretty impatient too, my poor daffodils have been snowed on, frosted and abused this spring.

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