“Tempus fugit,” says Mrs. Shinn to her husband in The Music Man. I have a friend who used to say that to me all the time, because I was always running late when I was younger. I thought time went too quickly twenty years ago. Now its speed has become positively frightening.
As an antidote I thought I would pull out photos of spring flowers I’ve been taking for years. This could remind me of how slowly the years have piled up, or it may make me think Where did all these years go? and go back to feeling that time is getting away from me.
Still, pictures of flowers are always cheering, and ultimately, they seem to slow things down for me. Here are the flowers we get in April and May around here.
|The year the tulips had to manage around the tree that had fallen down|
|Snow drops, without the snow|
|Hyacinths are so cheerful interspersed with pansies|
|Not my tulips!|
|I usually post Wordsworth's poem, but this year, no|
|Dandelion, of course|
|We often get spring snow|
|Snow on the lilacs|
|I love white tulips|
|These irises come from stock back to 1940|
|First peony on a new bush|
|Peonies and irises|
|My neighbors grow great tulips|
|Trees are flowering everywhere|
|Mr Lincoln Rose|
Slow down, look closely at the flowers, and enjoy Spring!