There’s nothing like your first drive out into the prairie countryside after being cooped up all winter. The flowers have begun to emerge from their winter’s sleep, there’s a green tinge to the grass, a warmth to the sunlight, the meadowlark’s song in the air, new little ducklings on the creeks, and sprightly young calves [...]
Category Archives: Spring
It snowed earlier in the day, dusting the springtime blossoms with a touch of winter white. I mailed off a portfolio and worked on a badlands drawing.
I went to the hills north of Bowman yesterday, looking for crocus blossoms. At first all I could see was the winter-weary grass, but as I got out and walked, I began to see one here and there. What a perennial delight, the first sighting of these wonderful signs of spring!
It’s been a challenge finding calm, dry days to get out into the garden this spring. I managed to plant the new lime green and orange tiger lilies yesterday, with a break now and then from the rain and wind. Today I’ll put in some blue flax and blue morning glory seeds. Little by little, [...]
Here we are on one of the nicest days in one of the nicest months of the year! I plan to get out to the garden and dig up just a little more grass so I can plant just a few more sunflowers. Then I will touch up the lime green patio, some flower pots, [...]
Here are a couple of pictures of tulips in the rain this morning. I’m glad to have help in keeping my new seedlings and transplants watered. It’s nice to have such a long bloom range for the tulips, so there’s something to look at while the irises are getting ready to flower.
It was very calm and the light was nice this afternoon, so I got a few more tulip photographs for my portfolio. I tried to get some shots yesterday morning, in between gusts of wind, but it wasn’t worth the effort.
It turned out to be a really nice afternoon, and it was a pleasure to add plants to the garden. I got some pink and white cosmos seeds, alyssum seeds, silkweed, blanket flower, mystic spires blue salvia, and David phlox. In the morning and late afternoon I went back to the tulip garden for some new [...]
It was another beautiful spring day here in Bowman, North Dakota! I managed to photograph more tulips in between garden chores. These images have a lot of potential to explore with filter effects, but not tonight. The gardener has to put her feet up!
I looked up the weather forecast this afternoon, and saw that we may be in for another heavy snowfall. I sincerely hope they are mistaken, but just in case they aren’t, I went out to the backyard and photographed tulip buds and their curvy leaves. I’m not exactly sure what eight inches or more of [...]