Promises, promises

At the considerable risk of appearing complacent, it does seem that a certain much- longed-for seasonal event may be at hand, at last.  Over the course of the past few days, I have seen (in order, more or less) the first appearances of a number of varieties of springtime fauna and flora, starting with a bumblebee and one of my favorite flowers, Siberian bugloss, Brunnera macrophylla langtrees.  (By the way, the name stems not from bugs or loss, but rather a cow’s tongue!)  More very soon!

Siberian bugloss 9402

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10 Responses to Promises, promises

  1. Angeline M says:

    A lovely photo of the event that finally seemed to arrive in your corner of the world.

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    That’s a good picture, Gary – the greys and browns in the backdrop are just right for the plant’s colours. I’m afraid we’re back to northerly winds here – not as bitter as it has been, but a reverse from earlier in the week when I was out in the garden in my shirtsleeves, glorying in the sunshine! Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      It seems that many of us in the northern hemisphere are having the same frustrations with the current pendulum of hope and disappointment. But the warm swings are bound to increase while the cools eventually taper off. Aren’t they?

  3. We continue to hope over here in the U.K. After a spring like week and a sudden rush of buds reaching the point of bursting, and even some blossom trying its best…we have had a hard frost and more blustery snow showers plus some heavy hail stones. the much promised sunny weekend has so far nor materialised. But like you I seize upon every sign of spring (however small) in the hope that we have turned the seasonal corner!

  4. Awesome Photo, love the composition & the direct overhead shot :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Thanks, Alana, it took a while to maneuver the tripod until I had the shot I had visualized and wait for a lull in the breeze. It was good that I was able to find the angle I wanted.

  5. Meanderer says:

    The little flowers on these Brunneras are very similar to those on Forget-me-nots, and both grow well in our garden. They seem to tolerate chalk very well.

    I’m pleased that Spring is arriving for you, however here in the UK, we seem to be having two or three warm Spring-like days, followed by a few days of late Winter weather. The Winter clothing is firmly staying put!

    • krikitarts says:

      Quite right, M–another name for these is “False Forget-Me-Nots,” and some sources even say that they are a variety them. There obviously is some close relation. Yeah, other folks from over there have been reporting the same swing in spring. Today is supposed to be our first really warm day. Can’t wait!

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