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Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day


In morning sunshine on what promises to be a hot day -- True Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) in front, looking very pink, with California Lilac (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus) behind, looking very blue. Both very smelly and bee-friendly.

11 comments:

  1. Yup--I'm hiding from the sun, too. I got out there early and watered the beds that I reshuffled in fall or in early spring but now I've got the blinds drawn and doors and windows closed. This garden picture is beautiful!

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  2. I hope the blooms survive your heat spell. I've been making just short forays into the garden myself, usually early morning and early evening, for the past few days. It's hot, hot, hot here and the air is foul, punctuated by the smell of the fire to the east.

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  3. Isn't this weather crazy? I spent the entire evening after work watering all my newbies, hoping they'd be able to survive this. I'm just glad it's a short heatwave. Beautiful photo!

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  4. Impressive display of things that do not thrive in my climate.

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  5. Both lilacs are so beautiful and you captured them in one shot! Perfect.

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  6. That will do for my May basket for today. Thank you.

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  7. Beautiful picture! I hid from the heat after noon when it hit 80.

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  8. I hope the heat doesn't affect them and of course you too much Alison!

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  9. Nice combination. The fragrance must be great. We could use some of your sun, it was heavily overcast all day.

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  10. The smell must be wonderful. And I envy you your hot day. It has turned cold here, we had a frost last night. I had to go out and put table clothes over all my tender treasures.

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  11. Lovely...once we get a bit of warmth I might get my garden to grow finally.

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