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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Busy Garden

I always remember Leisure by William Henry Davis, especially at this time of the year
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

But, I was determined to take some time out today, update my blog and find what my busy garden is up to. All sorts of bees, butterflies, wasps, flowers, buds, new leaves are out. I tried to capture whatever I could but again time and energy constrained me to capture some poor shots. Hope you don't mind. How busy is your garden? So, here are some shots that were taken today and on March 19.

A snake on our driveway, going from our garden to my neighbor's garden. I don't know what these plants are, but they are indeed pretty; some crocuses.

More purple crocuses; some pretty wild-flowers, don't know what they are. Do you know? White Daffodil

Yellow Daffodil; a sea of daffodil; the Persian Lilac tree is full of new growth and buds.

Phlox; more wild flowers; dandelion - I love them for their vibrant yellow color and they are the first flower to appear in spring.

Being a veggie-grower, the sets of pictures will not be complete without some vegetable-plant photos :-). Here they are:

A line of pea-babies; potato plant; pak-choi