Sunday, May 15, 2011

Is Summer Almost Here?

Well, after two 80 degree days, we are back to 50s and raining.  It seems like Spring will never really come around here and we will just skip over it and go straight to summer.  Those two days of 80 degree weather really have me looking forward to Summer.  I got out into the garden and did some planting and cleaning out of the flower beds. I planted sunflower seeds that I saved from last year.  They are a multi-head open pollinating variety, so it is always a surprise to see what I get each year.

The hostas are starting to sprout

And the Forget-me-nots are really starting to spread

This time of year goes by quickly.  At times it seems like Summer will never arrive, but suddenly it is here.  I try very hard to notice the subtle changes around me as all of the plants around me begin to awaken from their winter slumber and the birds begin to sing.  All of a sudden, one day, everything is green.

With flowers beginning to bloom, pollinators, an important part of the garden are out looking for food.  This is an amazing video by Louie Schwartzberg showing us what is really going on beyond our observation in the great outdoors.


  1. Forget-me-nots are so delicate and so pretty. Love sunflowers, too - although at the end of summer, it's a bit sad when they swoon. :-)


  2. Pretty photos! Love those Forget-Me-Nots!

  3. Pretty photo cards! I planted seeds this past weekend myself. The weather is so strange this year. I wish you the best of luck!


  4. Sunflowers - a good choice for the garden! Forget-me-nots make a beautiful card

    - SunAtNight

  5. You must live next to me. This weather is crazy. Only the flowers know summer is coming! Love your pink tulip card.

  6. Thank you all for the kind words.

  7. Unfortunately we have lost a great number of plants due to hail storms, but I enjoyed looking at your blog and watching the video, I love nature.
    I hope you have huge wonderful sunflowers!