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Archive for April 27th, 2009

Spring beauty

The light was amazing yesterday, and there were some really exquisite ladies on parade in the yard.   These are “straight from the camera” images, except for some judicious cropping.  

In order, Tulipa acuminata:

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Oriental poppy:

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Miniature iris enjoying the sun:

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The front garden.   The yellow irises have bloomed, the very last of the paperwhites and other late narcissi are still around.   Don’t look at them too closely or you’ll see how badly the clumps need to be deadheaded.  Check out the brand new clump of wood hyacinths in front of the irises and the tall purple allium that is using the lavender as a backdrop.

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And finally, a clump of species tulips (whose species I don’t know right now) setting off a clump of wood hyacinths.

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We enjoyed rains during the night.  There was thunder, and the rain was fairly heavy at times, but there was no hail.  Once the cold front that has been pounding Oklahoma and Kansas moved through, the gusty winds that have been plaguing us all week died down.  The rain garden filled up, and if the sun comes out you will be able to watch the grass growing.  

It’s a beautiful spring day in the Ozarks.

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