Monday, November 16, 2009

In the days when I only did crazy quilting I used to say that the only weeding I did was with the fabric that I worked with.

Now, it seems, I have exchanged the fantasy world of crazy quilting for the real thing.

I have only taken up gardening in the past three years, am still very much a novice and still naive enough to be fascinated with the process of the seasons in gardening.

Spring is a delight in the gardening world. Plants that have lain dormant during the winter months suddenly spring to life again.

The local nurseries abound with fresh seedlings to tempt and there you are, all the colours of spring emerge once more in freshness and vibrancy.

Certainly helps one to feel good about life.

My photo for today is of a dahlia which is yet to surprise me again this year. I really had begun to think it had succumbed to the very cold winter we had just had. Just when I was about to give up hope I saw those lovely fresh shoots peeking up from the soil.

This dahlia has bottle green leaves and they are offset beautifully with the bright orange colour of the flower - nature, again, in its perfection.


Pat Winter Gatherings said...

It was so nice to see a fresh bloom outdoors. As for me here in Northwest Indiana, I have no blooms for months unless I buy them.

crazyquilter said...

Yes, you are heading for your northern winter and I guess may not see fresh blooms 'til next April or so. We have had a particularly severe winter and so it is extra nice to appreciate spring this year.