February 20, 2012

Somewhere Between Winter and Spring

a striking winter sunset


a rainy, winter day (3" in my rain gauge)



a text from my daughter saying she has a plot at the neighborhood community garden



and a photo later in the day of some carrots she pulled there



 four nerve daisy spotted at ATX City Hall 


Texas mountain laurel

*all photos except first two taken with iphone camera

23 comments:

  1. The sunsets lately have been really beautiful and you caught this one just at the right time. I'm pretty excited about it staying light a little longer so I can enjoy the sunset after work.

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  2. So true! One day it is Spring, the next we are back to Winter. Your pictures are gorgeous:)

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  3. Well-taken sunset photo. Spring is like that - a summery day, a winters day, wet day, dry day.... and all the so-called "signs of spring" always come at different times between February and June!

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  4. Beautiful photos. I definitely have to tell K. about the carrots ;-) I woke up to a nasty surprise: snow, snow, snow :( Thought we were done with that.

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  5. Lovely pics of winter fading to spring...

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  6. That's the type of garden plot I need to get: it produces *immediately*! :-)

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  7. I hope your rain gauge gets a lot of use!
    That's funny we both spotted the same new blooms. :)

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  8. you definitely have some 'spring' things in there! we're ready now. :)

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  9. The sunsets have been so beautiful lately.
    And, I love the Mountain Laurel.

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  10. I'm anxious for spring and all that it brings. Can't be far away when the mountain laurels are blooming. Yippie!

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  11. So glad to hear y'all are getting some nice rain. I miss the mountain laurels. Sniff one for me?

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  12. It's supposed to be 70 here on Thurs, which is beyond bizarre. I just hope March isn't freezing or I'm going to have a really confused garden. Great pix! :o)

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  13. Oh, the Mt. Laurel! I can smell it from here :-) Wonderful rain lately, isn't it!!!

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  14. The mountain laurel is lovely. Interesting looking flowers too - it looks like they curl in on themselves. Does it have a fragrance?

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  15. How wonderful that your daughter is following in your footsteps! My daughter is studying Horticulture at Clemson and we have lengthy conversations about plants...something I never imagined when she was little and didn't want to get her hands dirty!

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  16. I love that striped sunset! We are still stuck in winter in Maine.

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  17. Carrots already! How wonderful! Your iPhone photos are great--you must have a 4? I still have a 3, which only gives me 3 megapixels. Those are beautiful shots! Happy spring!

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  18. @plantpostings. I have a 3 too. I use camera+. You can download the app and you'll have more flexibility with editing your photos. It's easy to use.

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  19. What a happy post! Those carrots look delicious.

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  20. Hi Cat, Isn't it touching that your daughter is following in your gardening footsteps!
    Spring is still a long way off here in Ontario. For now, I will have to content myself with admiring your mountain laurel image. That iphone takes pretty amazing shots!

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  21. @Patty, it smells like the most amazing grape bubblegum! Heavenly!

    @Karin and Jennifer, yes, it was a proud moment when she told me she was going to get a plot at her local community garden! My heart literally swelled!

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