Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bearing up under the heat

It's unseasonably warm, but the spring flowers continue to appear. There are many colors of ranunculus today. Joining all the other irises, are some that are entirely yellow. We have our first spiderwort and our first bachelor button. A second kind of ornamental allium is beginning to bloom. It's shorter and more delicate than the old-time variety that's found in all the older gardens in Austin. Earthworms are flourishing and we saw the first tree lizard of the season, not a very large one. There are several tiny, tiny flowers of various mystery varieties of miniature daffodils or narcissi: white with yellow cups, all golden yellow, and variations. To be truly enjoyed in all their beauty, they must be viewed at ground level and at a distance of mere inches.


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