Snowy Daydream

Each spring
when the soil has lost its winter chill
I plant sweet peas
propping their stems
against the chicken wire
for support.

I fertilize.
I weed.
I water.
And I wait.

In time
the stems weave up the wire
trailing ribbons of
delicate, sweet-scented colour
in their wake.


Tall Bluebells

Not many flowers in bloom yet, besides dandelions and wild strawberries.

I was delighted to spot these little rain-bedecked blossoms on the edge of the woods.

Bright blue flowers on a drooping stem.

Depending on where you live, you might know this plant as northern bells, chiming bells or tall lungwort.

Tall bluebells   Mertenisa paniculata