Spring, take 2

We’ve entered the pink and white phase of spring in New England.

Along my route, the same retaining wall that displayed forsythia overhead a few weeks ago now features lilac, also very nice when viewed against the sky, though the effect is quieter than the yellow and blue combo.

Pink dogwood has a lively sparkle, I think due to the touches of white in the flowers.

There are white lilacs on my route, too. These extend over the sidewalk at nose level, worth a pause any day.

Finally, here’s a very pretty little plant that grows freely in terrible soil at the edges of the road. I don’t know if it’s native, or a cultivar that has naturalized. I think it’s fresh and cute at this time of year, and I wish I knew its name. I can’t find it in any of my weed reference books.



2 thoughts on “Spring, take 2

  1. I’ll try that, Kathy, and thanks for the tip. I’m familiar with our yellow mustard, but not with a white ‘garlic’ version. I like to try to learn the names of wild plants. It makes me feel more at home in the world.

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