Many First Blossoms are appearing, and with these blossoms come the promise of future food.
The tomato cousin, the tomatillo, has an interesting bloom.
Onions imitate Russian Orthodox Churches…oh, wait, it’s the other way around. My stepfather, Everett Whiting once remarked, during a period when fungi were in a sudden spate of plenty, “These mushrooms are popping up like little western mining towns!”
Strawberries are laying the groundwork for June abundance.
From these. Come June peas.
And in the meantime, pea blossoms feed other hungry. How hungry is a newly-emerged butterfly, like this spicebush swallowtail?
Seeds. They’re tiny miracles of potentiality. And of continuity, too. A year ago, these columbines were tiny, glossy grains in a seed package. Look at them now!
In blossom, a spider lurks.
Wee beasties wander dandelion petal forests.
And the emerald bee wallows, abuzz, in cactus stamens.
Soon, bigger bumblebees will be busy in the rhodies.