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Harbinger of spring

 

KSM-20180219-Flowering_Quince-02KSM-20180219-Flowering_Quince-03Today it’s back to overcast, but yesterday was spectacularly beautiful, if chilly. I was glad because my son and a friend are visiting for Chinese New Year and I was afraid they would only have crazy weather. I saw these out walking the pups. I hope they don’t freeze off.

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Clueless

KSM-20180110-Mystery_Plant-01Is this a flower or a fruit?…or something totally different. I spied this interesting I-don’t-know-what out walking the dogs yesterday. The day was so gray and glum that I had to use the flash because I couldn’t hold still long enough to get a clear picture that also was true to the color.

If you have any idea what this is please let me know. I’ve walked by it many hundreds of times without noticing until its red-orange things caught my eye on a very grey day.

Cee”s Flower of the Day

Bring me a rose in the winter time…

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Bring me a rose in the wintertime
When it’s hard to find
Bring me a rose in the wintertime
I’ve got roses on my mind
A rose is sweet
Most any time, and yet
Bring me a rose in the wintertime
It’s so easy to forget

Bring me a friend when I’m far from home
When it’s hard to find
Bring me a friend when I’m far from home
I’ve got friendship on my mind
A friend is sweet … It’s so easy to forget

Bring me a smile when I’m all alone
When it’s hard to find
Bring me a smile when I’m all alone
I’ve got smiles on my mind
A smile is sweet … It’s so easy to forget

Bring me a kiss when my child is grown
When it’s hard to find
Bring me a kiss when my child is grown
I’ve got kisses on my mind
A kiss is sweet … It’s so easy to forget

Bring me love in my autumn years
When it’s hard to find.
Bring me love in my autumn years
I’ve got loving on my mind.
Love is sweet … It’s so easy to forget

Bring me peace when there’s talk of war
When it’s hard to find
Bring me peace when there’s talk of war
Peace is on my mind
Peace is sweet … It’s so easy to forget

by Ernie Sheldon

Cee’s Flower of the Day

End of season color

Walking the dogs the other day this lace-cap hydrangea caught my eye. I found it’s end of season muted colors appealing.

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Like the dogwood and poinsettia the flower itself is tiny and surrounded by what amounts to specialized leaves which give the color. The same effect that causes bright beautiful fall foliage results in the delicate colors of this hydrangea. In the summer this plant has blue-purple blooms and this color is what pigment is left when the green chlorophyll goes away for winter dormancy.

Cee’s Flower of the Day