Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Green


New plant life is popping up everywhere with spring just around the corner. Do you recognize this plant?


I'm not sure what it is either.....but, it is small, growing in the cracks of grout around a 12" x 12" Saltillo Tile.


All the plants I'm showing you today are "volunteers of nature". This yellow flower is so tiny, I had to get down on my knees to photograph. The flower is about 1/2" in diameter.


Not yet blooming, this is a violet that blooms once in early spring.












I found clover growing in a potted plant, hiding under the foliage.


At first glance, you might miss the yellow flower emerging from Fall's brown leaves.


If you don't recognize this plant, take a good look at the foliage. It is the dreaded Poison Ivy. Where I live in Texas, I must always be vigil about killing this plant.



This last little flower, about 1/2 inch in diameter, I found growing in a crack of the walkway. If you click on the photos it will bring them up in a larger format.

Remember, many of life's treasures come in small packages.....

Meggie Mac

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos Meggie. I'm just having a break from tidying up the front garden. I've been pulling all of last years dead foliage away, and it's wonderful to see the new green shoots appearing. It's a beautiful day here in my part of England today - sunny and warm enough to go without a coat.

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    1. As I'm writing this reply, I guess you are on holiday enjoying your time away. Will be looking for photos of your week end.

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  2. Lovely photos, Meggie. We keep looking out at our garden and saying we should really get out there but then don't! Maybe next week if I can tear myself away from my crochet xxx

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    1. It seems like spring has come early here. Thanks for taking a look today at my blog.

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  3. Lovely photos. You must take a picture of the violet when it's blooming, they are so sweet! Suzy x

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    1. Suzy, I will watch for the blooms and catch a photo of them.

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  4. So that is what poison ivy looks like! Those photographs are beautiful Meggie - when I have to kneel to take photographs - I often get a shock as either a cat or a hen peers back up at me through the camera lens! It is lovely to see those signs of spring - large and small.

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    1. I once came in contact with it...I had blisters the enitre length of my arm that required a trip to the doctor. It is a nasty plant. Smoky does that to me...always under-foot when I'm photographing.

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  5. Hi Meggie, lovely to see all the little plants springing back to life.We have got a week off work next week and I am hoping to get out in our garden.Dont you just love spring and the promise of what is to come?

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    1. I do love it, but today has been almost 80 degrees. I'm afraid it is a sign of a very hot summer like last year. We had an entire month, in 2011, of temps over 100 degrees with a few days 107.

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  6. Wonderful photos, Meggie. I had forgotten what poison ivy looked like (haven't encountered it since I left Kansas).

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    1. Thanks, Janet. I've been thinking about upgrading my camera. I use one that was under $200. I think I get the best I can from this camera and it has served me well.

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  7. Is the last photo daisy. How fragile it is... Maybe it shows the meaning of our short life...

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    1. I think you are right. So we must show beauty and love to all around us.
      The flowers on this page are about 1/2 inch in diameter. It might be in the daisy family.

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