Spring Flowers

It all comes in a mad rush. We seemed to wait For Ever for the tulips and irises to bloom, and then the flowering crabapple tree came and went in about 24 hours, the Korean lilacs and magnolia blossoms hung around for maybe three days, and now the poppies and clematis are having their (quick) turn.

It’s not quite don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it, but this phase of spring waits for no one. Catch it while you can.

Collage of pink California poppies

Collage of clematis blossoms

I guess these are to celebrate the three-month anniversary of serious Canadian COVID-19 measures. The ones I thought would all be over in about four weeks . . .

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6 Responses to Spring Flowers

  1. barbara carlson says:

    My balcony got planted only a few weeks ago — demand but no supply — so in the meantime, I’ve put artificial flowers in with the leaves.

    I don’t like that I have to type in my name and email every time I reply.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      OK, in all the excitement (saw the baby robins a few minutes ago) think I replied elsewhere to this point about leaving comments. I’ll check and see if I have any control over that . . . Goodness knows.

  2. Jim Taylor says:

    When I lived in Toronto — also somewhere in Central Canada, I think — I used to say that spring lasted one week. One week the trees were bare. Then for one week they were all out in leaf, thousands of different shades and hues of green. And the week after they had all turned into a uniform summer green. You had to be alert not to let spring slide by un-examined.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – Yes, that’s my impression many years: spring is here today, gone tomorrow. By contrast, the falls here are lovely extended affairs.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    Beautiful vibrant colours.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Thanks. It’s a beautiful time of year, maybe the more so because it is short-lived.

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