Day 30 – Slice of Life Challenge – Close Observation

rhubarb.JPGThey are unearthing themselves slowly each day sun or no sun. The air temperature is just above 30 and if we are lucky we will hit 45 during the late afternoon.

When you walk around the garden or the neighborhood it looks as if nothing is changing. It is brown, matted, molding leafs, and the remains of last summers growth. If you move slowly and look with sharp eyes there are green plants pushing soil aside, shoving themselves through the leaf mulch but you have to stop and look.

My yard was hiding blooming yellow Aconites. The Silver Maple tree buds have been changing daily with sap dripping days when the sun shines. My neighbors front garden has had snow drops blooming for the last week and I missed them until last night. aconites.JPG

snow drips.JPGSpring comes in small steps – daffodils, tulips, lilacs all changing slowly day by day until they reach that one glorious warm and sunny day and the flowers burst open.

We Notice! We wonder – wow where did they come from?

Plants are amazing. They are in constant movement and change. It is slow but it is there daily.


Stop and watch – what is blooming in your neighborhood?




About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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