Pussy willows are a fun plant in the spring, with their soft fuzzy catkins. My grandson discovered them on a trip to the zoo, so I ordered a pair one for him and one for me!. The bare root plants came yesterday, so they are heeled in in pots for the moment. the pussy willow and tulip in the mandala were at the Denver Botanic Gardens in an arrangement at the front door the beginning of May.
We had beautiful weather over the weekend. Some of the crystal blue ski seen in this mandala and sat out in the sunshine this morning. Will have to content myself with the memory of sunshine for the next couple of days as the clouds have moved in.
This is sort of my April Fools joke at the end of the month. If you look quickly it looks like a full faced person with triangular glasses. but in reality it is a mirror image of a laughing frog. Just for fun!
The patterns made by the rat tail cactus strands is interesting. Always inspired by the way natural patterns come together.
Like someone took their paint brush in an upward stroke.
On the way to see a friend there was a neat cloud in the sky. This mandala reminds me of a columbine with it’s 5 parts and long spurs. A strange image on the 20 anniversary of the school shooting. So sad.
Looking up at the clouds lately!
The opening of my white forsythia was delayed by the latest snow. They will open next week with the warming temperatures.
Crocus are up! 3 cheers! The red-winged black birds are singing up a storm. I’m sure there is still a snowstorm or two out there but things are starting to grow!