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late spring blooms

Spring arrived just in time for summer here in the frozen tundra with things blooming about two weeks later than average.  Here’s a few of the blooms in my garden in the last week or so.  I love this columbine that grows in a crack in the patio.  It comes back every year.

I have several bleeding hearts and they fill me with awe every year.  So delicate and lovely:

A lilac blossom:

A viburnum blossom whose scent is a bit overpowering. Luckily they only blossom for a few days:

And just for fun, here’s a tiny green frog (or is it a toad?) that I found hopping around while I weeded:



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I love spring

It was a typically cold and rainy spring day here in the frozen tundra.  But there are a couple of things I do like about rainy days: baking cookies and photographing blooms.  I got to do both today :-)  Here are some more spring blooms.

The viburnum shrub is about three weeks early.  I love the way this shrub looks, just don’t like the way they smell.  Luckily, their fragrance only lasts a few days.


The entire shrub:


Some daffodils:



Our crabapple tree, blossoming:



One of the purple areas of my garden:



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