The storm has passed. It’s warm and sunny. The ice and snow are gone; the ground is still quite wet, but the birds are back at the feeders, and I can see bulbs coming up, perennials showing just a hint of green, full buds on the Camellia japonica, and the beaten down pansies and violas making a comeback. I think a deer or two have been here as well; something is eating the liriope.
Today I took a walk through the woods behind the back garden and found a few things of interest. At the edge of the woods daylily and Shasta daisy greenery is starting to show. Brightly colored moss looks lush on an old tree stump and along the flowing creek at my property line.
The buds on the hellebores are about to open, and I discovered one last bud on the ‘Debutante’ Camellia sasanqua; all the rest were lost to our recent weather.
I have a garden trash heap out of sight at the back of the woods. I shouldn’t have been surprised to see a number of bulbs up and green there. I suspect they are bluebells that came out of the garden when I was replacing the soil when replanting an area. I don’t know if they will get enough sunlight, but I will keep an eye on them.
Don’t you love serendipity?
There are a number of large stones scattered along the creek bed, way too large for me to move. So I enjoy them for their beauty. This lichen encrusted grouping on the other side of the creek looks like it might well have been a single stone at some point.
How long ago and with what force could it have been split into four pieces?