Showing posts with label wordless wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wordless wednesday. Show all posts

28 June 2017

Wordless Wednesday: At Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden






Roses in bloom at the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden in New Britain. The Garden was first built in 1929 along Grand Street, but was relocated to the World War I Memorial when garden restoration began in 2009. Walnut Hill Park itself was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.

21 June 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Hydrangea macrophylla

Spotted this hydrangea at a local garden center
& really wish there was a place for it in my garden!

14 June 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Iris & Peony

White iris in bloom against deep pink peonies.

07 June 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Poppy (Papaver)

Hairy sepals slowly splitting to reveal a maturing poppy flower.

31 May 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Tall Bearded Iris

I think this lovely Bearded Iris might be the Empress Eugenie. As always, completely taken with the fuzzy caterpillar-like beard.

24 May 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Foxglove


Because hairs on their speckled daybeds baffle the little bees,
foxgloves come out to advertise for rich bumbling hummers,
who crawl into their tunnels-of-delight with drunken ease
(see Darwin’s chapters on his foxglove summers)
plunging over heckles caked with sex-appealing stuff
to sip from every hooker its intoxicating liquor
and stop it propagating in a corner with itself.

     from "The Miracle of the Bees and the Foxgloves" by Anne Stevenson

17 May 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Sweet Violets

The sweet violets have successfully seeded themselves through the garden and lawn ... this makes me very, very happy. Who needs grass when you can have violets?

03 May 2017

26 April 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Glory-of-the-snow

Chionodoxa, or glory-of-the-snow, in bloom. A happy little burst of blue.

19 April 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Hyacinths

Purple hyacinths are almost ready to flower!

12 April 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Perky Purple Pansies

"I send thee pansies while the year is young,
Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night."
~ Sarah Dowdney, Pansies

05 April 2017

Wordless Wednesdays: Wee Purple Survivors

These little purple dudes don't care about snow, sleet, hail, or rain. They're just waiting for one good blast of sun.

29 March 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Eager Daffodil

"Daffodils, / That come before the swallow dares, and take / The winds of March with beauty" ~ Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale

08 March 2017

01 March 2017

Wordless Wednesday: There Be Dragons

My cats frequently have the same expression on their faces.