Although the calendar has said it is spring for quite some time, I still seem to visually judge the arrival of spring by Philadelphia standards ~ developed during the first five decades of my life. Despite living in Maine for almost 10 years now, I have learned to use the term “wicked good,” but have not adopted Maine standards for “spring.” It visually arrives about a month later than Philadelphia. Well folks, now that it’s almost “summer” by the calendar, it is finally visually spring and time to plant! Are you following this???
I haven’t used my photographer’s eye for quite a while so I ventured out yesterday to record the arrival of spring before it turns into summer. Forget my inept explanation and take a tour outside of my door right now…
Georgia O’Keefe’s version of a rhododendron.
NOTE: (I am not a gardener. Playing in the dirt wasn’t even fun for me as a child. Please don’t anticipate that I will ever be as good as many of my readers who can give the botanical names of flowers and trees or the Latin names for the birds who visit them without a pictorial guide. I am content with the American name of the bush they grow on… or more practical names like “pink flowers that grow on the bush next to the porch out front”)