Ah, hollyhocks

“I am very busy picking up stems and stamens as the hollyhocks leave their clothes around.”
โ€• Emily Dickinson

My hollyhocks are in bloom, and I'm so thankful it will be several weeks before they begin undressing.


Perhaps I'll get lucky and it will...

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My backyard buds

A weekend of record-breaking temps and abundant sunshine caused many a plant at my place to burst forth with joy far sooner than they typically do.

Here are a few shots I took around my yard Saturday and Sunday:

Of course, the guy below was pretty happy with the warmth, too, as was his camera-shy cohort who slithered away before I could capture them together—in a photo, not in my hands!

Today's question:

What signs of spring are you seeing around your place?