April 21, 2008

Spring in Kansas

Here's a photo fresh in from Kansas. Spring is well under way in Texas, but just getting started where my daughter lives, near Kansas City.

This is a photo of her flowering quince. Now I'm wondering if it is ornamental, or the type tree that sets fruit.

Last fall, we researched local organic growers in her area and I am looking forward to going with her to the berry farms.

April 20, 2008

Small Packages

All along the west side of the front yard, I have a row of Knockout roses, a mixture of red and pink. In front of the Knockouts, I have my miniatures. Today they are sporting their first spring blooms for 2008. It always amazes me to see their tiny blooms.

There is a weed called henbit, also sometimes known as dead nettle, that has a bloom I've always been fascinated with. It reminds me of an iris; and I have often wondered if they are related. I had a lot of it in the yard this year, and considered just letting it grow; however there was a lot of moisture, and it turned the plants an unhealthy looking greyish green.

Speaking of iris, there are still a few stalks putting on a show! I stand in awe of my favorite artist, the Creator of the nature I so admire.

Wishing you peace