You'd hardly know it to look out the window, but somewhere in the world plants are blooming, spring is springing... and we are, after a brief hiatus, locked again in white today. (Okay, I know it's Wednesday this time.) My main preoccupation (sorry, boss) is keeping the hummingbird feeders thawed, an activity that is, to all appearances, much appreciated. It was pathetic, this a.m., to see a hummer sitting bleakly on the clothesline next to a frozen-over feeder. They're happier if I can keep the little holes from icing up.
Posting the view out there would be redundant (see last week), but if you want to know what it looks like, drop in on seven years ago this week. 80-degree Sunday (check), sunburn (check), several inches of snow (check), lilacs in bloom (oops). Or, for something a little fresher, try April 27, 2009. It's not like this is unusual. What may be is having this weather on a recurring basis, Tuesday or Wednesday, week after week this past month.
So for a "taste" of something more cheery, I visited April's edition of Berry-Go-Round, the plant blog carnival that, this time, treats us (that may not be the right word) to smelly, ugly denizens of the plant world. I sat this one out, as I really couldn't think of a local plant that was smelly, ugly enough— due to lack of imagination, I'm sure. (In fact, this morning I can think of two easy candidates. Oh well.) I was amazed at the diversity of posts Hort Log was able to attract to this eclectic collection!
What is pollen?
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