Ginger in our back yard

Ginger in our back yard

It’s been a beautiful Easter weekend. If you don’t count the fact that Ishmael ate the corner off a new rug, and Britches found a nest of baby rabbits and was playing with one yesterday when we saw her, put the rabbit back near its nest (unharmed) for its mother to tend to, and brought Britches inside to stay for a week or two, at least until the rabbits have a chance to run from her. Cats are altogether too good at killing things, which is why Ishie will forever be an indoors cat.  The perennials we planted last year, that I was certain the squirrels had dug up, have come back, with a few exceptions. The ginger in particular makes me happy- it has even spread since last year. Our neighbors down the street have had big gatherings every night, cars coming in from all over, dozens and dozens

Peony in our yard, the plant that came across the mountains with my forebears. The ants help it to open

Peony in our yard, the plant that came across the mountains with my forebears. The ants help it to open

of them, to join in some fellowship of the missionary Baptist church to which they must belong. The Coopers hawks nesting nearby are feeding young now- we espied them this morning. And while walking to see them yesterday evening a black woman in what seemed a drug-induced psychotic episode  came walking down the street, arguing and hollering at someone only she saw, with frequent use of the “N” word. We did get to the arboretum this morning and there was lots to see. Though it’s similar every year, I never tire of seeing it all anew.

Mary Isabelle in poppies and ginger

Mary Isabelle in poppies and ginger

 

Bellwort

Bellwort

Pear tree blossom

Pear tree blossom

Bee hive in base of hickory tree

Bee hive in base of hickory tree

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Horsechestnut

Horsechestnut

Paw paw

Paw paw

Dogwood

Dogwood

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Glade

Glade

Tunnel spider web
Tunnel spider web

Shooting star

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Golden seal

Three toed box turtle

Three toed box turtle

Fremont's leather flower

Fremont’s leather flower

 

Shooting star

Shooting star

Hoary puccoon

Hoary puccoon

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Pussytoes

Pussytoes

 

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