We spent the past few days with our daughter, son-in-law, and their family. Mr. Shady and S.I.L. worked so hard!!! They created a shed, from the ground up! Yes, the basic shed has been built, but there is quite a bit of finish work to be done: shingles, painting the pressed wood, covering with siding, etc., etc.
But take a look for yourself!
Day Three (working around rainfall)
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It stands to reason that such a Phenomenon could be called Peculiar. Yet, in this case, one might describe the Performance of this ParticularPlant as Particularistic!
In any case, the Plantunder Perlustration is our sweet Trillium recurvatum . (Click these words to view information courtesy of Wikipedia.)
This Pluralistic-actingPlant has a fascinating history in my woodland backyard.
Beginning our "Partnership" in Spring 2007, this trillium was sporting 5 leaves and 5 flower Petals(as opposed to the customary three of each). I apologize that I do not have a photograph!!!
(You will also notice slight variations in the plant leaves and flower petals from year-to-year.)
In April 2008, it sprouted with 4 leaves and bore 4 flower Petals.
(left: beginning of month; right: end of month) Click on the photos to enlarge!
In April 2009, the plant's Performance included the Perfunctory 3 leaves and 3Petals.
(left: end of April, right: first of May)
In April 2010, the plant's Pursuance brought forth 4 leaves and 4 flower Petals.
April 2011's Production included 4 leaves and 3 Petals.
Last year's (April 2012) aPPearance brought forward 3 leaves (and 3 petals - of which I didn't obtain a Photo).
The following Photos, were taken recently, documenting this year's growth . . .
Emergent - April 23, 2013 April 29, 2013
. . . looks like there's an addition to the "family!" I'm assuming it's the Parent Plant that has the four leaves and four flowerPetals
(you can see the four divisions) and the "baby" has the exPected three of each. :-)
I admit it! I'm guilty of asking and praying for rain!
We've had two years of very dry - drought conditions, and I just didn't want it to happen again!
Besides, there was just no moisture, last Fall, anywhere deep "down there!"
By all accounts, we've received between 6 to 7" of rain last week alone.
Yes, there was flooding.
But the grass has riz', early flowers are blooming (including the Dutchman's Breeches in the header photo),
and these grape hyacinths in the grass!
A Treat Ode
by James Whitcomb Riley
"Scurious-like," said the treetoad,
"I've twittered fer rain all day;
And I got up soon,
And hollered till noon ---
But the sun hit blazed away,
Till I jest clumb down in a crawfish-hole
Weary at heart, and sick at soul!
"Dozed away fer an hour,
And I tackled the thing agin;
And I sung, and sung,
Till I knowed my lung
Was jest about to give in;
and then, thinks I ef it don't rain now,
There're nothin' in singin' anyhow!
"Once in awhile some farmer
Would come a driven' past;
And he'd hear my cry,
And stop and sigh ---
Till I jest laid back, at last,
And I hollered rain till I thought my throat
Would bust wide open at ever' note!
"But I fetched her! --- O I fetched her! ---
'Cause a little while ago,
As I kindo' set
With one eye het,
And a-singing' soft and low,
A voice drapped down on my fevered brain
Sayin', 'Ef you'll jest hush I'll rain!' "
Hellebores, Daffodils and one Virginia Bluebell (at left)
Trout Lily (also called Dog-toothed Violet, etc.)
I have my work cut out for me this Spring! Walkway, steps, water feature, reconfigure large flower bed,
add black dirt, add hardwood mulch, plantings, etc., etc.