Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain




Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hodge Podge of Spring Signals

Lovely flowers that have bloomed all winter. Does it matter what their name is?

Wow, rosemary loves this time of year.

Pondering these onion-sprout signs of spring.

It just keeps getting deeper. He's gotten past sod level and silty, dark soil, through clay and now he's at sand level.

Two very different looking artichoke plants (right?). Feels like years since they've been in the ground, but they are thriving. "Over-wintering", I guess. Can't wait to see some more action.

These are four baby river willows, clipped from the river bank, rooted by Frida on the window sill, planted along the fence by the climbing tree. The ground is so soaked we won't worry about watering for a long time.

Hey, a toad hopped into our garage the other night! After spending a little time in Frida's vacation house, it went back to the front yard.

Flowering Japanese red plum trees, in our yard and all over town.
Ours is the skimpiest one I've ever seen. Needs to be pruned, they say. Ok, next year.