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First bloom!

Although the landscape (particularly in the woods) belies it –

…there is a vernal stirring that cannot be denied…

First bloom of the season!  And a “fragrant” one at that. 25 more words

Opening Acts - Flowers

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.

~Ellis Peters

The astonishment starts slowly, almost imperceptibly. The temperatures in this part of the world tease, and then take away the warmth, only to bring it back in a day or two. 874 more words

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Happy Spring!

Later this week, the vernal equinox will occur.  March 20th also marks the occurrence of a total solar eclipse.

With longer days to come, the new season will begin heralding the… 75 more words

Tom Mix Memorial

Ironically, Tom Mix died in a car accident.

The mallows come in many colors and this pinky-lavender one is a favorite.

Roadside attraction of yellow, blue and pink. 93 more words

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Sutherland Trail wonderland

dateline 17 March 2015

Six set out to view the wildflower wonderland that is the Sutherland Trail (Catalina State Park) in mid-March.  We were not disappointed.   383 more words

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It's wick!

dateline 10 March 2015

I confess that I was a fan of the book The Secret Garden. At one point in the story the young girl expresses her opinion that the plants in the garden are all dead. 90 more words

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Spring Forward

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.

~Gertrude S. Wister

The change in our clocks this past weekend is one of the ways most of us know that spring is on the way in spite of the cold the past few weeks. 504 more words

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