Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Signs of Life

The gentle rain is doing a great job coaxing out new baby growth. Right now I practically need a microscope to see some of them, but the real test is always: when can I see the new growth from the kitchen window.
Check it out!
Pomegranate




Day lily


Red Rose bush


Lady Banks Rose bush



Chinese Witch Hazel/Razzleberri/Fringe flower



Rock Rose...



















Peach fuzz on the peach buds








fig with green tips and bark that looks like rhino armor.








4 comments:

  1. I too am enjoying all the signs of new life, esp. after the freezes this year. So amazing to see things coming back that you thought were long gone.

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  2. It is amazing, isn't it? Hard to imagine that stuff could make it through the bitter cold, and yet here it all is. Nature is very cool. (Except for my bulbine, which I decided was NOT going to return from its slimed state, so I did give those the old heave-ho. May they rest in peace)

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  3. Impressive buds! In the Great White North we have nothing of the sort but I'm managing to enjoy my backyard in its pre-spring state anyway since that's when the sap flows. If we can't have peaches and figs at least we can have syrup! http://goodthough.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/syrup-2011/
    Leah

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  4. Mmmmmmm, syrup..... (as Homer would say). You have us there. No syrup down here, except for some expensive stuff we buy in the grocery store. And the pre-spring state is good too, because there is such anticipation for those first early signs... bring on the crocuses and daffodils!

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