For Amy's Five on Friday, five of my favourite plants blooming now:
|Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'|
Only one photo of lupins? No, that won't do... They have just started to flower and merit a set of five photos of their own. :)
I'll come to visit you as soon as I can.
Have a lovely weekend!
The lupins are finally starting to bloom. Admiring them, I noticed an insect I hadn't seen for some years... a ladybird!
I was so pleased that I decided to publish my second post today and to participate in Our Beautiful World. This week's theme is "tiny".
Participating also in Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday).
As adults, we sometimes notice that things are much smaller than they seemed when we were children. However, I could swear that the wood cranesbills (Geranium sylvaticum) have more and bigger flowers now than in my childhood... :)
with deep purple eyes
the Springtime skies
As if despite
their diminutive size
That they could
from Mother Nature prize
…Eternal Springs and endless lives…
The lilacs are starting to bloom.
I wish I could share with you also something more than only photos... The air is so lovely, warm, calm, rather humid, and very, very fragrant.
You may have noticed that I'm very much in love with our
Begonia × tuberhybrida (Pendula Group).
With this collage, I participate in
Have a lovely new week!
There's a bunch of lilies-of-the-valley in a vase in front of me, and the fragrance is almost overwhelming...
The weather continues to be cool (ca. 12 ºC; 53.6 ºF) and many plants are late to leaf out here. This is how the leaves of our Parthenocissus inserta look like...
However, I decided to have an afternoon tea, even if hasty, on a small terrace,
to be finally able to join Judith at Lavender Cottage
for Tea and Garden Journaling on Thursday.
The cups (THUN flower) might be for coffee...
... but they were good for tea as well.
Sitting on the terrace, we see some plants blooming. Million Bells is one of my favorite flowering plants. It looks pretty even in orange. ;)
You have already seen this beautiful begonia, in my previous post:
There's fresh new green everywhere...
After two days we will celebrate Midsummer, but one of its symbols, Rosa spinosissima 'Plena', is not blooming yet. With this photo (from a previous year), I wish you all a lovely Midsummer!
On the 14th of June, the name day of Kielo (Finnish for "lily-of-the-valley"), we celebrate the annual Wildflower Day. A number of free flower walks, for example, are organized on the day.
The wildflowers of these photos bloom here from June or July onwards. (The photos are from previous years.)
On Muusa's lovely blog, Muusan elokuu, you can find other beautiful photos of Finnish wildflowers. Definitely worth visiting!
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