Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring... Better Late Than Never

The following 13 photos were taken within about a week as I was coming home from Tucson to Calgary and then  to Mayne Island, BC... signs of spring in Canada.

We saw several groups of Prong Horn Antelope close to the highway in Montana and southern Alberta.

The day we left Calgary it snowed... giving me goose bumps on my sunburn.  They say, "Alberta has ten months of winter and two months of tough sledding."

What a surprise to see these new tulips almost ready to burst into blossom.

New fern fronds getting ready to leaf out.

"Weeds are nature's graffiti."  ~Janice Maeditere

"Plant and your spouse plants with you, weed and you weed alone." 

"Earth laughs in flowers."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." ~Claude Monet

"All flowers in time bend towards the sun, 
I know you say there's no one for you, 
But here is one."
-Jeff Buckley
I hate flowers. I only paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move. -Georgia O'Keefe

"He who plants a tree
Plants a hope."
~Lucy Larcom

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." -Ladybird Johnson

"The actual flower is the plant's highest fulfillment, and are not here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography: they are here first of all for delight." 
-  John Ruskin   

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  1. Wonderful photos! My daisy's are starting to pop too :)

  2. Great pics!Love the vibrant yellows. Happy T13!

  3. How come you're so much greener when you're only a little north of me? We barely have buds on the trees.

    - Alice

  4. Alice, Mayne is like a micro climate... we are completely surrounded by water, so that moderates our weather. Warmer winters, cooler summers.