These pictures were all taken around the yard of The Havens during the past two days, probably during a time when I should have been doing something else like dusting or vacuuming or reading improving novels. I felt to moved to post them in the face of the coming crisis as our government shuts down and suddenly ordinary folks haven’t the money to pay their rent and utilities, tectonic events and their aftermath, revolt in the desert, the snow north of here, the dry south of here, the wind everywhere and . . . the mood has been a little drastic.
So, an antidote is offered.
Moss and mouse eared chickweed
Grape hyacinth, candytuft and fossil
Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)
Blossoming sand cherry or beach plum (depends on who you ask)
Grecian wind flowers, the only survivor of several hundred I planted. Apparently the tubers of this flower are some sort of exotic gourmet treat for squirrels.
Strawberry leaves tipped with the beads of water they exude from their leaves during respiration
The view of the Hosta Dell and Rock/scree garden from the strawberry beds
There. All better now? Good. Now, get back to work!
Or . . . maybe you should play instead.