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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Belly shots

This winter has been so long and mean, 
I said I would go to the ground
For belly shots of new growth.


Crocus!
This is for Jane, who's been under the weather,
As well as under the snow.



We have snow forecast for the weekend,
So these shoots have three days to get tall enough
To look around.

If it does snow this weekend
We won't be cleaning up detritus and seed hulls. 



20 comments:

  1. You are actually lucky, we still have about a foot of snow in Ontario.

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  2. Joanne, I love you!
    Crocus..green..alive...hope.
    Thank you!
    Jane x
    PS I think we may see crocus in May...June...July?
    PPS Glad I don't do your laundry if you've been bellying along the ground!

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  3. That looks like some daffodils reaching for the sky as well. Over here, I have a very, very confused crocus which burst out of the ground and flowered. About five months too early.
    Thank you for bellying down for these shots - I love them.

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  4. Wow, Joanne, there is still much snow here in Montreal! You are fortunate to see the ground! :)

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  5. Well they look like daffodils to me BUT,belly shot indeed and now smarty sneakers with a personal trainer tell me if you could get back up again and I am glad you have to do your own laundry..

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  6. Good to see the sprouts coming up. I hope the snow doesn't come by to ruin any growth.

    betty

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  7. May they blossom, look pretty & banish all thoughts of snow

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  8. look at those icicles, Spring is trying.

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  9. These little shoots can be so exciting and heart-lifting.

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  10. Dear Joanne,
    so you have all the joy of daffodils and crocus before you (here the crocus has almost withered).
    Though: too much snow is not funny. I am hesitating to mention Oscar Wilde's story "The Selfish Giant" because I do NOT insinuate in any way that Canada has ANY similarity to that giant - I think of it as a very friendly country; the story as such is interesting nevertheless.
    http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/SelGia.shtml

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  11. Mine look similar. The crocus usually bloom on March 17th around here but the size they are now suggest it may be April 17th before we see a bloom. I heard that there is another chance of snow next week also.

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  12. The gray days are really depressing! I did see a couple of green shoots in my daylilies last week when the temperature was 80 ........ snowed the very next day!

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  13. I can't wait to see those first green shoots.

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  14. I think I said the wrong flower when i told you they were there. That is the paper narcisus patch.

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  15. Yes indeed, long and mean. And as soon as spring starts to poke its head out, winter decides to kick some spring butt.

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  16. I don’t much care for winter anymore. Headed to Arizona tomorrow.

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  17. If mine peeped up now, I'd never know. They'd be under more than a foot of snow. Nice seeing yours though.

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  18. Dear Joanne, I'm not remembering where you live. I know that Minneapolis got three inches last night or the night before. Here in western Missouri we got a dusting on Sunday morning. But only a dusting. But the days seem to be bipolar--one day warm, the next really chilly with a cold wind. That's what today is so I don't plan on doing any walking. I surely hope that the crocus thrive. Peace.

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  19. I thought belly shots involved alcohol . . .

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  20. Hari OM
    Your flexibility puts me to shame!!! I could get down there, it's true.... Aren't they a tease, those shoots? Look forward to seeing your take when they bloom. YAM xx

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