Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Promise of Blue

Iris reticulata, that squat little beauty, pokes itself through the blanket of March snow, having shown up as one of the earliest harbinger of spring, a couple of weeks now. After the rains, more of them show up to stay.

And lo, just a day or so ago, the patch of giant crocuses burst into blue flames.

Meanwhile, throughout this time, the blue jay has been showing up as a noisy undertone to the premise that BLUE heralds spring as much as GREEN.


Elaine (@Greens & Berries) said...

What a great post! I love your words and photos and the beautiful blue in your garden. It's not a colour that comes to mind at this time of year. Usually I think of yellow and pink. The determined iris reticulata poking through the snow is precious. A good reminder to persevere and be hopeful -- spring will come.

Sally Yap said...

Thank you, Elaine. I just discovered your blog through the Flatbush Gardener, hence my comment there. I will keep coming back to check on your blog/garden activities.
This time of the year, the garden blogs are godsend.