I posted the photo below last week on the Island Mettle Face Book page. Many responses came in ... favorable ones. We were on a walk on a stopover in Indianapolis. Since we are all thirsting for a bit of color, I thought I would share it here.
Funny thing...this garden had a designer (Percival Gallagher) from the same firm (Olmsted Brothers) which was responsible for the gardens I highlighted in last week's post from the Druid Hills section of Atlanta... small world! Beautiful ravines, and lovely elements are included here as well. Looks like the makings of a painting to me. I just love Red Bud!
This reminds me of the bleeding hearts we have on the Island, although ours are reddish in color...soon...soon!
We have these in our yard as well ...spreading out more and more as the years move along. Not sure if these are out yet but I have word that hepatica, bloodroot, and scilla are becoming visible!
It all takes time...signs of Spring this year on the Island are evident...just different from the mainland.
Over the weekend, Tommy joined a group of volunteers at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center to "Wake Up the Gardens". I remember him from last year.
At first, when I saw this image online, I thought Tommy had made the best discovery of the day! Upon research, I found I just might be right. His mother tells me this is/was a deer which Tommy has kept an eye on for about three years in the woods near TPAC. Ask him about it when you see him. He will be glad to share ... in every minute detail...as only a young one can.
Another sign of Spring? Sea trials! The Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee was observed on sea trials out of Marinette. Cathy used the Fish Tug C&R to give a little perspective as to size and per portion. I would guess it opened a few eyes on the Island.
One more observation this week. A heavy duty nest means eagles may be in residence. One could say it is just in time for Mothers Day.
So there is a bit of Spring happening on the Island. One just needs to have a different focus. Be open to new things. Give things time.
Til next time...