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Spring has sprung!

April 21, 2014

the garden is beckoning

P1040746at the end of the block the magnolias are showing off

P1040737a little farther away – the skunk cabbage is blooming

P1040749my favorite rhododendron is heavy with blooms

P1040752the fritillaria is a pattern waiting to happen

P1040785the gentian never fails to impress

P1040783creatures are on the move – slowly

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  1. Joanna permalink
    April 21, 2014 2:07 pm

    Happy Bithday Jean!!!! Xo

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  2. April 21, 2014 3:01 pm

    Beautiful flowers, even the skunk cabbage!

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    • April 21, 2014 3:36 pm

      Kjerstin – when I was in Japan, at a fantastic heritage and restaurant site we saw a large garden with a stream, bridges etc. ALL the plantings were skunk cabbage!

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      • April 21, 2014 5:06 pm

        I lived for a while near Bushy Park surrounding Hampton Court Palace, Skunk Cabbage was a common plant in their woodland garden…one gardener’s smelly plant is another one’s ornamental flower!

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      • April 21, 2014 5:49 pm

        Kjerstin – that is so interesting, I guess if nobody lives too close the smell can be tolerated for short strolls.

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  3. April 21, 2014 6:04 pm

    oh, MY! how gorgeous!

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    • April 21, 2014 9:48 pm

      Aimee – the entire city is blooming, our climate is mild in the winter and wet so a large variety of plants/trees grow in abundance.

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  4. Judith a Bushby permalink
    April 22, 2014 1:29 am

    Such beautiful photos, Jean. Just love reading your blogposts. What a prolific weaver, teacher and dyer you are. I envy your creativity. Have been in a block for many months but am hoping my return visit to Bryan after this year will awaken the sense again.

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    • April 22, 2014 7:22 am

      Judi – thank you. oh, are you going back? I’m green with envy! it is my experience with creative blocks that the energy comes from within – you have to do a little something – no matter how small/silly EVERY day until you awaken the spirit.

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  5. April 22, 2014 5:31 am

    Such beauty, even the skunk cabbage which now reminds me of that wonderful restaurant we visited in Japan. My fritillaria have finished and are happily seeding themselves ready for next year. Everything seemed to bloom at the same time this Spring, making a super display, and it has lasted too, the cherry blossom is still on the trees even though they are now in leaf.

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    • April 22, 2014 7:12 am

      Lis – when I saw the skunk cabbage I immediately thought of that restaurant, such a magical place. Three of my guild’s members are leaving in 2 days for Bryan’s next workshop, wish I was going with them. Spring is such a beautiful time of year.

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  6. April 23, 2014 3:45 am

    so beautiful–

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  7. Crooked Tracks permalink
    May 1, 2014 5:55 pm

    Love your flower photos. I also knit and sew and I like to get inspired by other craft blogs 🙂 Judy

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    • May 1, 2014 11:11 pm

      Judy – thank you, I love to garden and work with colour and pattern so the photos seem to follow

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