Spring Has Sprung

spring buds


It is just possible that spring has finally arrived in Connecticut.  It is a bit hard to tell right now because we are in the midst of a torrential downpour and the world is grey and gloomy but there is a faint haze of green on the trees and things are starting to sprout and bloom.  I have been trying to hurry things on by indulging in my annual rereading of The Enchanted April and The Secret Garden.  Please don't bring me back to reality by telling me that my reading of those books has nothing to do with the arrival of spring.  I prefer to believe my book choices guide the world's seasons.

Before the endless rain began we did manage to go for a walk on the bike trail.  It was gorgeously warm that day and I found all kinds of things blooming and bursting out.

violet

spring flower

spring flower

I have no idea what that pretty yellow flower is.  Does anyone know?  It was blooming all over under the trees.  I don't think I have ever noticed it before.

path by the river

quinebaug river

As you can see from these photos, we really don't have leaves on the trees yet. Spring is very late. However, my forsythia is blooming wildly and that is always a good sign. If it would ever stop raining I could go out and clear up my gardens and pretend I had a green thumb.  The Secret Garden always convinces me that I will be a success at gardening this year. Obviously, my only problem is that I don't have a wonderful, walled garden to bring back to life.

forsythia

What season is it where you live? Do you manage to keep plants alive?  Tell me your secret.

8 comments

  1. The yellow flower looks like some form of lily. Yay, spring!

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    1. It does look a bit like a lily. It was just so tiny, only a few inches tall.

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  2. Great pictures!

    I am on Long Island. We also have had few spring like days but a lot of rain. It is raining right now. I am also waiting for leaves.

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    1. Thank you. I was so tired of the rain. Thank goodness this weekend has been sunny and warm. At least all the rain is making the leaves start to pop out.

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  3. Summer has sprung here in Houston, with one 90-degree day already. I'm not ready for it!

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    1. To me, a 90-degree day is summer! I am not sure I would survive in Houston. Seventy degrees is probably my optimum temperature.

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  4. My mom the horticulturalist says those flowers are troutlilies. I wouldn't know!

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    1. Oh, thanks! I never noticed them before but now I seem to be seeing them everywhere.

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