Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

May Flowers, Etc.

April showers bring May flowers, the saying goes. We had plenty of showers the last couple days, so how did my flowers look on the first day of May? The azalea below the deck is loaded with blooms.

Here's how it looks from below:

A dogwood and a small azalea aren't far from the big one.

The azaleas near the garden bench don't have many blooms this year.

A side view . . . 

. . . and a back view.

The tulips by the pergola . . . 

. . . and nearby, the Rose of Sharon (in front of a door that goes nowhere) won't bloom for a few more weeks.

Some of the iris are blooming early this year.

Yellow blooms arise from some of last year's kale, but this year's kale—planted in a spiral—is coming up nicely in the garden behind the gazebo.

On the side of the gazebo, the bluebell's bloom is fading.

The oak trees, so bare a few weeks ago, are now bright green.

"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
—Edwin Way Teale

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Blogger CountryDew said...

Your yard is beautiful.

5:06 PM  

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