Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Green World

The garden is at its most demanding, lots of rains and some warm sunny days and the growth is staggering. So is the winter kill, it's been a rough winter on the shrubs. The peonies grew a foot in 2 days and so has the wicked weed, [Bishop's weed] where I have been waging battle for what feels like weeks. So on my hands and knees, trying to loosen the soil and not break the roots, my view of the world has changed. The tiny becomes large and the large doesn't exist, other wise the task is too daunting. It's times like this when I think the garden might be too large. And then I watch the ferns unfold.


Watching the fern unfold, 2014


these ferns uncurl their fonds from a tight little ball [center of the photo] amid a sea of violets, 2014

love the pattern of these leaves unfurling, 2014
detail, tightly bound leaves about to unfold, 2014



10 comments:

  1. Stunning photos Liz. Makes me real homesick for the Pacific Northwest.
    best wishes
    - sus

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    1. Thanks Sus, it really is such an amazing time of year, a million shades of green…all promise, all lush growth.

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  2. I have been feeling the largeness of our property, but ah yes the beauty. Amazing photos!

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    1. Thanks Zen Dot, a lot of us seem to be feeling that way, it's hard to keep up with spring.

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  3. Beautiful images of renewal. I imagine your garden is a full-time job right now.

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    1. Thanks Fiona, and it is, I seemed to be able to work much longer hour before…hmmm, I won't say anything about age!

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  4. Magical - such green! Happy gardening - it's wonderful to be outside

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    1. Thanks Rosie, i can hardly bare to be inside, pouring rain does me in, but soft rain is great. After winter this is so alive.

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