Bloom Day - March 15, 2010
Burning of the Grasses - March 27, 2010

Bulbs au natural

Overview taken 3-25-10

Gardeners embrace the surprises which Mother Nature bestows on each of us.  Most of the time, that is.  Every once and a while, a jarring combination of color or form necessitates either decapitation or removal of the unwanted 'gift'  which ends up in another area of the garden, as a gift to another always a miracle to me. Whether it is a seedling of this beloved hellebore which is easily identifiable with its' frilly leaf,DSC_0049
or, these bulbs which seem to just appear, seemingly out of nowhere, to take their place in the middle of the lawn blooming amidst the ragged but awakening grass and the oak's discarded acorns. DSC_0066
How does that pollen, or more probably, a bulb offset, move to the middle of the lawn?  It is most likely the result of the raking which ensues in spring or continues in the fall. DSC_0065
If only I could actually follow the exact pathway which leads to this triumph.  But then, would the miracle seem less of one?  What do you think?  What are your 'miracles' this spring?