A photo blog connecting life and the natural world in and beyond the garden.
From Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
I had heard it suggested one time that the seasons in the temperate zone ought to be six rather than four in number: summer, autumn, locking, winter, unlocking, and spring. And I remembered that as I straightened up beside our manhole and stared and listened and sniffed.
For those who follow the cycle of life at the gardens of Valley View you have witnessed the Unlocking. Winter Aconite have bloomed and gone to seed. Glory of the Snow and Siberian Squill bring sky color to earth. We all thought Spring had arrived bur Gaia had other plans. The Unlocking is still in process. We have yet to cycle into Spring. The past two nights temperatures dropped into the 20′s and the night before last Gaia added another blanket of white. Perhaps this weekend she will allow Spring to stay.
For those of you fortunate enough to live in latitudes void of snow and ice it may be hard to imagine how others count the days and minutes until GAIA opens her vault and the colors of life spring forth.
In every corner on every slope we seek out earth’s treasures - reveling in the return of spring
WANT TO KNOW HOW TO GROW THIS SPRING BEAUTY
It is an honor to share another interpretation of the natural world at Valley View. Johanne L. shared she spent part of this last cold, long winter season creating this amazing oil painting. The photo on the right was taken at the gardens in May of 2012. To visit Johanne’s blog please click on the link: