Surviving the Frost

Magnolia stellata

We had a couple of lat April cold nights with snow this spring just as the Magnolias were flowering and expected the worst. But surprisingly our trees at least came through … last year we had no flowers on this tree as the squirrels ate all the buds so having flowers in 2021 was important.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 23 April, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2021-04-23T17:58:08-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments

Sanguinaria

Bloodroot

Yesterday there were the very first signs of Sanguinaria shoots pushing up through the cold earth. Today there are extensive clumps of green “fingers” and the first evidence of folded flowers. Almost there.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 April, 2021
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 205.60000610352mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
By |2021-04-07T18:53:37-04:00April 7th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments

Easter Hare – Wild Peace

The above image is a ceramic plaque that we purchased years ago from a gallery in Suffolk. The quotation, I discovered, is only a part of the original (by Yehuda Amichai, an Israeli poet)
 
Not the peace of a cease-fire
not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
but rather
as in the heart when the excitement is over
and you can talk only about a great weariness.
I know that I know how to kill, that makes me an adult.
And my son plays with a toy gun that knows
how to open and close its eyes and say Mama.
A peace
without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,
without words, without
the thud of the heavy rubber stamp: let it be
light, floating, like lazy white foam.
A little rest for the wounds; who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation
to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.)
 
Let it come
like wildflowers,
suddenly, because the field
must have it: wildpeace.

By |2021-04-04T10:42:33-04:00April 4th, 2021|garden, Seasons|0 Comments
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