Here are some garden pix shot over the past two weeks. Last (but one) week, lots and lots of rain; prior week, temps in the 70s, weak sunshine—glorious.
Things blooming during this period—earlier violets (the ivory white ones with no veins, the very pale purplish ones...); daffs; magnolias; crocus (which are in the iris family, oddly enough!)
Chionodoxa luciliae –glory of the snow.
Pretty sure both of these were shot with the zuiko—for one thing, that big deep hood I have on it protects the lens from rain! (My knees got very wet.)
grape hyacinth, Muscari botryoides/armeniacum (lily family) . 4may. shot with the zuiko 50mm fixed macro
These always fool me at crocus time, because their leaves look so ratty. What is that, I wonder, and, should I yank it out? Nah, mebbe it will have pretty flowers...and a week later, it does:)
Currently blooming, along with the hyacinth:
- (bradford pear)
- common violet, southern violet
Because I've been doing “crocus” fantasy flowers forever, which most people call “iris” —closer than I realized!
By shed/butterfly bush
The latter self-seeds more.
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