Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And May Showers Bring


Lady's Slipper, Rhododendron, and other delights.  The trees are leafing out now; peonies and viburnum are beginning to bud, and still the rains come. The swans have moved on from Bournes Pond and the hummingbirds have returned.  In Oklahoma everything blooms the same week and then it's 95,000 degrees until October.  Here spring is a longer and slower procession of beauty.  The price is daily rain, cool temperatures and frequent fog.

2 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

I love the flowers and greenery. I just can't handle the grey, chilly days that are hanging on and on!

zippiknits said...

Oh Rhodies! Those are so gorgeous! You live in a wonderful garden area. And it's lots, lots cooler than Oklahoma. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.