It is almost June. Which means, it is almost summer.
I can hardly believe it. Is it just me or does time speed up as one’s age approaches the half-century mark? As I don’t hold a traditional M-F job right now, I don’t measure time by the passing of weekdays into weekends. I’m more likely to notice the passing of time by watching my garden and nature: plants come into bud, bloom, set seed, and then ease back into a period of dormancy. As it is written in The Book of Ecclesiastes and also repeatedly crooned by The Byrds, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Following the seasons and living close to the cycles of nature tends to ground me, both literally and figuratively. I spend a lot of time with my hands in the soil.
Here’s a few of the plants that graced my garden March through May.
And my all-time favorite spring ephemeral: Anemonella thalictroides ‘Cameo.’
Thanks for following me along in my garden, and on my blog:), and allowing me to show you a few of my favorite spring plants.
OK, summer, come on in. Try to leave some of your heat and humidity behind. Also those pesky mosquitos!
All pictures taken by me of the plants in my small North Carolina garden.