Just in time for Mother's Day, the decendents of last year's Mother's Day pansies opened their sweet faces in the front garden. I will probably wait a week or two, for a really beautiful day, then take my sons to help me pick out flats of colorful pansies and petunias to fill in some of the empty spaces in our gardens.
Clouds and brisk winds propelled me along my walk rather quickly. As I walked, I zipped my winter coat, as if in agreement with the tulips that remained tightly closed this morning to brace themselves from the chilly air.
Our flowering thundercloud plum is blooming now, and the peach and pears are in bud. Leaves are unfurling; delicate blossoms will follow any day now.
I will leave you with a few blossoms that are open, fresh, and new. Wherever you are, however you are spending this day, I wish you joy.
photos by Aisling, May 10, 2009: 1) white and purple pansies 2)daydream tulip in apricot phase 3) thundercloud plum blossom 4) bleeding heart 5) double cheerfulness daffodil 6) "pink" daffodil