Tra-La, Or, A Bouquet

Not many words today.

But a bouquet for you, of April flowers.

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Amelanchier bud. Many call this “Shadbush” or “Shadblow”, but the correct name to call this when on Martha’s Vineyard? Wild pear.

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Dandelions are abloom in sheltered places. You can now find hundreds of blooms on a sunny day. In a week or so, you’ll be able to find thousands, and a week or so after that, by the hundreds of thousands or millions. Then will come puffy white seed heads, and seeds by the billions and trillions.

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Grape hyacinth. The little white frill at the base of the open florets is a nice touch. Congratulations to the designer!

Daffodils are nearing peak. This year’s cool spring has brought a long-lasting period of bloom.

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The old-fashioned yellow daff.

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Pink-trumpeted daffodils.

Tiny flowers are nice, too.

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In this photo, the leaf and flowers of this claytonia are much larger than actual size.

When evening shadows fall, the anenome seems to close almost instantly.

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From a clump of anenome at the base of an oak tree in the yard. If anenomes don’t have to fight too hard with grass roots, they spread nicely.

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3 responses to “Tra-La, Or, A Bouquet

  1. I always wondered about the Wild Pear- what it was. It’s great when it blooms- thanks T

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