Thursday, 24 May 2012

Sights and Scents of Spring

It's this wonderful time of year when the world is turning into various shades of lush green. Gardeners are itching to get their hands dirty in black gold - otherwise known as rich soil. Pretty perennials are smiling in all their glory after their long winter sleep. Lilacs not only add a rich violet to the landscape but perfume the air as well. Floral fragrances are especially appreciated on a farm where an array of animal smells usually swirl in the breeze. And no amount of hearing 'smells like money' makes you appreciate these pungent scents more. To a degree, one gets used to it, but oh, lilac and lilies delight the senses so much more! But I guess, I shouldn't complain, as it comes with the territory and because I do know that pigs will one day be tasty porkchops and turkeys turn into mouth-watering cutlets. Hmmm, how did this turn into a barnyard beef, when I started out with beautiful bouquets? Oh well, enough said, you get the picture... in case you don't, here are some of our early bloomers. Enjoy! Sorry, the scents can't be sent.

I'm always amazed by this plant, with different colour blossoms.

pansies - my favourite flowers



iris









iris


lilac - Can't you just smell them?


And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. Matthew 6:28


(And on a tasty note, I've added rhubarb recipes to the Recipe page.)

2 comments:

plaingrl said...

love the photos! I also love the smell of lilac, sadly there are none near me:(
Never tasted rhubarb. what does it taste like?

Linda said...

Eaten raw, rhubarb is very sauer, but make deliscious desserts.