Dirty Turkey
Country Life,  Nature,  Photography,  Sonoma County, California

Good Bye to Spring Flowers

What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places? ~Mary Oliver

gate to field beyond
gate to field beyond

 Spring is such a lovely time of year in my spot on our small blue planet. We aren’t into summer yet tho our days are warming. The early spring wildflowers have passed and already the fields are alive with California poppies, lupine, pea, buttercups and others too numerous to remember their names! {If I knew them…}

summer oranges


Art, Photography and Text by L’Adelaide, ©CountryWomanPaints. All rights reserved.

spring california native blooms
spring california native blooms

  This lovely native California Lilac is stunning.
There’s so many varieties now available and yet, I’ve planted several and end up with a few more differences than I expected.
They are rather unpredictable.

As is that wild pink rose so delicately tough!



calla lily fields
calla lily fields


calla three
calla three

 The gorgeous callas will await another spring with only long slender leaves marking where they bloomed so beautifully a few weeks ago.

wisteria, trees, grasses
Wisteria amidst the Trees and Grasses in Spring

The wisteria is one that likes plentiful water, something we didn’t actually realize until this spring.
Having let an old dripping faucet run dry {a broken pipe to blame} our normally gorgeous giant is about half her usual stature but still covered in those lovely deep purple flowers.


lilac and rose
native lilac and rose

Another shot of lilacs with that sweet little wild pink rose that popped in one year and has grown beautifully and without effort ever since.


rosemary and jasmine colors
rosemary and jasmine colors


pink jasmine
pink jasmine

 Truthfully we have rosemary blooming sporadically throughout the winter as well as during this time of year.

The jasmine, in particular this pink one, has a sensuous, short  season. When it is in bloom, the fragrance is intoxicating. I wish I could bottle it as it scents each evening and early morning.


callas two
Two callas


groundcovers of flowers
groundcovers of flowers

Spring ground covers, one a lovely rose~shaded alyssum and two types of lobelias, a true perennial ground cover, tough as ticks and a trailing blue essential for my pots.


wisteria hill
Wisteria hill


And coming up sweetly and as pretty as always….

peace rose
Peace roses

 Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

blue pansies
Blue Pansies

Art, Photography and Text by L’Adelaide, ©CountryWomanPaints. All rights reserved.


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