|Red currant and Oregon grape|
Yes, everywhere I look I see new spring growth sprouting up and showing off delightful flowers. These plants are both ubiquitous around here. On my way back home after my morning visit to the coffee shop and my friend John, I saw numerous flowering plants, and the juxtaposition of these two contrasting colors caught my eye and caused me to pull out my camera.
I almost took some pictures of the fat lilac buds that are everywhere as well, but I'll save those for a later post. We have some May-like weather on the way, and it's only mid-April. By the time we get through this heat wave (for us, that is), many of the flowers will already be fading, I suspect. But others will bloom anew. I am thrilled that we have such a week ahead.
Although I'm still limping around a little with a sore ankle, otherwise I'm in pretty good shape and am looking forward to making the drive into the Skagit Valley with my friend Melanie to see the riot of tulips that will be in their prime soon, very soon.
And it's just about time for me to start planting in the community garden. I just peeked out there and only one plot is planted already. I've got work to do! But it's such a delightful task, I am ready and willing.