Thursday, 3 May 2018

Take Three Thursday - Pushing Through

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week?  
 
Have a look at what others have  noticed this week:  
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day
Karen at Random Reflections

This week what I most noticed while cleaning up winter's debris in my garden, was the willingness of the spring bulbs to push through what I had yet to clean up.  Tulips in my garden are often the first to push through with the large alliums & bearded iris follow.  My daffodils seem to hold back to be sure it's safe to come & bloom.  I am only too glad to see these shoots coming on strong.  I will not see it as a reproach on my tardiness in getting things tidied up (col).
The first is the tulip growing up through a hollow stem from a daylily - amazing
 

The second is the giant allium pushing through the leaves & now the leaves provide a sort of skirt.

And lastly is the bearded iris pushing through the leaves.



Truly I can now say, welcome spring, you are most longed for in your true arrival.

"She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.”  AA Milne

10 comments:

  1. That's a very clever tulip in your first photo .... well spotted!

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    1. I try to pay attention in my garden. I always marvel at the things returning in the spring.

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  2. Just look at that tulip - how clever!

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    1. I really like how nature just does what it is suppose to do & works with the environment provided ... what's that quote "Bloom where you are planted".

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  3. Welcome, Spring, yes! I do enjoy these Thursday posts, with such similar yet different photos. I don't have tulips, allium, irises, _or_ daffodils lol, so I'm loving watching your brave spring flowers :)

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    1. I shall remember to take lots of photos of the spring bulb flowers for you :)

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  4. They are certainly determined ! Interesting that your tulips come first. We definitely see daffodils first, well after the snowdrops and Crochus of course!

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    1. The growth is different from the blooming time but usually daffodils & tulips bloom about the same time & for some reason my snowdrops are always quite late.

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  5. Beautiful photos and I love that the last year's dried foliage is trying to cling on to the new growth <3

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    1. Sometimes I wonder if Mother Nature is trying to shame me in that fact that I need to do better in my Autumn clean up (col).

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