PJ's photo blogging challenge is a link-up I've long stalked. And once I got a real-life, honest-to-goodness quality camera, I knew my time was approaching. So, here I am for my initial entry with five photos in a Spring theme. I hope you enjoy!
As anyone who reads this blog knows, peonies are my all-time favorites, even if, as Christine says, they need extra care not to fall head-first towards the dirt. Their beauty and fragrance make me forget about the time I take untangling their supports every year.
I planted nasturtium seeds for the first time this year, and they're gorgeous! I didn't even know they came in red. Nasturtiums always make me think of Sarah in Sarah, Plain and Tall. She wanted to plant fowers she was used to seeing in Maine, and I always remember her line, "nasturtiums, the color of the sun when it sets." Bonus, I eat the leaves!
I'm pulling up these tiny, optimistic maple trees from all our pots these days. It seems our maples shed more some years than others? Is there a pattern, or is it determined by weather?
As I was weeding around our vegetables recently, I discovered these volunteer tomato plants hoarding in on okra territory. I've never known a tomato to reseed, and it's not like we had a mild winter. I even ran my fingers along their stems to smell if they were genuine tomatoes. All I can imagine is that some abandoned, half-squirrel-chewed tomatoes had hardy seeds. We'll see what happens!
I don't think everyone thinks of chive flowers as the biggest prize, but I love how exuberant they are. Plus, I don't mind a bit if little fingers pick them for me.
Oh, this was fun!