Sunday, April 10, 2011
Proserpina is Almost Up the Stairs!
Look! There's a new baby pinecone on the tree that had a pinecone last year. I'm not sure how long it takes for them to develop. I didn't think to look carefully earlier this spring, so I don't know how long it's been there. I haven't seen any on my other "big" pine tree, though. But maybe soon!
Some of my crocuses are up and blooming. It takes a couple of years for a group of bulbs to look quite right, or at least to look like a fairly thick clump. And I keep adding a few more (or a fair number more) most years. I'm sort of weirded out right now because I have some ideas for where I'd like to put bulbs next, but I won't be here in fall to put them in. Weird!
I put in what I hope will be a nice little area this past fall. There's an iris in here, too, that should get going soon and then maybe I'll put in some pansies or something. I want something that's nice and little, and that has at least the possibility of reseeding, and I gather pansies will do that here?
Finally, here's a little goldfinch, starting to come into his breeding plumage, and having a bit of a stretch.
Here he is again, making sure I'm not an evil predator.
Posted by Bardiac at 9:48 AM