Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Dwarf wild iris

"Blossom by blossom the spring begins."

-Algernon Swinburne
We've been noticing the greens bursting up through the still-cold soil. Many of the bulbs have responded to the sun and warmer temperatures by sending up their first green shoots of the year. But we were really surprised to find this iris blooming by the pond. We're expecting a downward turn in the temps and big freezes over the next few days. Still, it was so fine to see this little harbinger of things to come. (Click on picture to enlarge.)

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