March 11, 2011

A Closer Look

Along with the abundant blooms on the Cherries, Pears, and Magnolias seen around town, a single inconspicuous bloom was hiding in the 'Emerald Blue' creeping phlox (Phlox subulata).

While the flower is beautiful, what stands out to me are the details in the tightly spiraled buds.  Its amazing how much more you see when you really look closely at nature. Elsewhere in the garden, a closer inspection revealed Southern Wood Fern (Thelypteris kunthii) curls unfurling, and proof that the bugs are back already, sitting here on the Forsythia. Spring has arrived in North Carolina, and according to weather forecasts, will be sticking around for good.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin


  1. Beautiful and sweet... and welcome to your Spring!

  2. Hello. Spring had established, they are beautiful flowers and photos. And we have to wait a little longer. Yours

  3. I love the fern... It reminds me of the place where I grew up. :)

  4. Spring is graciously coming your way. Nice images, especially the fern.

  5. Lovely flowers and lovely captures! :-)


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