My first flowers of spring
69 degrees today a record 7 consecutive days above 60 in February
the flowers are not the only thing coming up early
there is green all over the gardens.
Today we has sunshine , the first in a week.
went for a walk in a nearby park
the small creek that runs through the woods was full , muddy and fast.
found a lot of interesting white fungus on small downed twigs
and the sycamores showing of their beautiful white bark
With out leaves I discovered an old chimney on the far bank of the creek , took some off path wondering but I tracked it down.
Then I came across an old abandoned cemetery, again I most likely would have never known it was there in the summer with everything leafed out.
The stones were old sandstone and mostly unreadable
the tall stone had a death date of 1883
I was reading a couple old threads and noticed an interesting connection in my head between people and plants in my garden .
Some are annuals and show up for a season and disappear never to be heard of again. A few of those pop up a couple years later just out of the blue , kinda like a stray seed that germinated rather late.
Some are seedlings that pop up here and there , never take root ,and disappear after a post or two.
Most people seem rather to be like perennials some short lived , a couple years and they just fade away, others like the old-fashion perennials they just keep showing up season after season.
I am the old fashion type perennial will most likely be here till some uncontrollable circumstance uproots me.
Maybe we are a lot more like our gardens than we think.
Rain last night and 50 then fog this morning that lasted till noon and more rain
took a walk about between rains
found a hornets nest in a pasture tree and looked around to see another down the road in another pasture.
I always know they are around because I see them gathering material from my wooden fences in the summer but their nests are hidden high in the trees.
Picked a bunch of button bush seeds to scatter over the hill along the creek.
all the seeds were gone from this lateflowering Throughwort
and still some ice on the ground from a tank I dumped days ago