The savéd day has lit our travels here!
sing wingéd friends who end their southern sojourn.
Gold, white and purple heads from bleak beds cheer,
a fragrant witness to Spring’s joyful earth-turn.
“Awaiting Spring” © 2018 V. Barrett
A few days of mixed-bag weather – snow tantrums, gentle flakefalls, freezing rain and graupel (one of my most favouritest words ever) – have prompted me to post some photos of a recent trip to a local plant nursery/garden shop.
This is a place I go at the change of every season, not so much for retail therapy but to reap the benefits of a delightful visual feast. (I do feel rather strange, skulking behind shelves, trying to hide all the price tags before furtively snapping photos with my phone; so far I haven’t been caught or asked to cease and desist. Ah, what I do for my art.)
Whoever puts these displays together knows what they’re doing, and the pastel-hued Spring and Easter vignettes this year didn’t disappoint. Plus, there’s plenty of green for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy!