More Down and Up

This is the time of year when the velocity of change outside is breathtaking. Exactly a week ago, the ferns by the edge of the garden looked like this.

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Today, they look like this.

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Who can blame me, then, for bringing my camera with me when I hang out the laundry? I just can’t resist taking pictures every day, especially as it almost seems that if I sat in one place and stared long enough, then I could actually see the plants grow.

It was on the ground for me to take this picture of violets, a feather, and little white flowers whose name I do not know.

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And to snap a shot of baby Jack.

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Then, off the ground and a little higher to take a picture of the budding irises. (When they are in bloom, I will be back on the ground as I lie on the patio and try to get a good shot underneath.)

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After that, I went from flowers to birds, a real challenge for my little camera. Even though I took pictures of woodpeckers and chickadees, the only decent shot I got was one of this mourning dove.

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Finally, higher up to get a picture of sky, sky, sky and the fringe of budding leaves. (If I stare at this photo long enough, I swear I can see the clouds moving across the sky.)

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Readers, stay tuned for more pictures.

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12 thoughts on “More Down and Up”

  1. Delightful! This post is exactly my cup of tea!
    The little white flower is Thyme-leaf Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia). If you gather a little bouquet you can smell its sweet fragrance. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Eliza! I was hoping you’d know what the flower is. I’ve written it down to help me remember. And today I’ll be gathering a little bouquet.

    1. Thanks, Brenda. I’ll be taking more pictures of growing Jack. How lovely to have him in my backyard.

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