In the title, “closer” is as in “nearer”, not as in “to shut” or “to finish up”.
For those who like to look more closely, here’s an album of what you could see if you crawled around in the garden for a while. You won’t have to get wet dirty knees, like I did. There was a bumblebee on the currant blossoms, but it was camera-shy.
Every time I got near, it would fly away.
Onions and leeks are so miraculous. Start with tiny seeds, transplant tiny little grasslike plants, and in a few months you have big onions and leeks.
Last year’s remaining leeks are big and strong.
The paks of mixed lettuces make a colorful splash.
A fava bean seedling thrusts leaves foursquare into the chilly air.
Chardly color from the greenhouse.
Leaf of a volunteer mustard plant.
Claytonia blossom clusters.
Outside, the last of the daffodils are blooming.
And a red tulip shows some unexpected geometries.