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Grapes of spring

Like tiny bunches of grapes, growing out of the ground on a stalk, grape hyacinths are one of my favorite spring flowers. I moved in really close with my macro lens in the first shot to emphasize the beautiful details and the rich dominant bluish-purple color of the plant and moved back a bit for the other two shots to highlight the varied shapes and colors of the individual “grapes.” 6 more words


View along the new dividing fence

As this is the only finished garden bed in the house, I thought I’d share what I’ve planted.

This little garden bed was created after the fencing contractors finished the 30′ paling fence and gate in the previous photo which leads to the carport. 347 more words


The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Jon and I took some time on Saturday to make a trip down to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  If you are from this area, you either love it or you hate it – or some of both.  249 more words

Triumphant Tulips

Tulips are my favourite flowers of all. I look forward to them more than any other bloom in the garden. To me tulips are the carnival of spring, a promise of warm climes and longer days to come. 536 more words

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In a Vase Monday: Blue Poole

It was very tempting to photography another posy of dwarf narcissi with Aquilegia leaves as the delicate flowers seemed to be dancing in the morning sunlight. 117 more words


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Preview

Jon and I went to the Tulip Festival this weekend.  The traffic was horrible, but we had a great time wandering around and seeing the tulips, daffodils and muscari. 12 more words