Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life


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Spring Came Fast

I believe Spring has sprung. Has been near 70 the past couple of days and all of a sudden things are happening in my gardens. Flowers have shot up and even bloomed in just 48 hours.  And to think this snow was a couple of weeks ago. Amazing!

Spring Snow

Spring Snow

Hyacinths Are Blooming

Hyacinths Are Blooming

More Hyacinths

More Hyacinths

Tulips Are Up

Tulips Are Up


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Early Spring Flowers

Last time I posted pictures of my flowers coming up in early February. We did have some freezing weather, but the flowers bloomed beautifully all the same. Tulips haven’t bloomed yet, but they are budding even though they’re the mid summer variety. Sweetly scented daffodils fill the house with cheerful yellow color and who can resist the heavenly scent of hyacinth?


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Beauty of Spring – Wild Violets

Each year as winter draws to a close, I avidly begin watching for the little grape hyacinths, the larger hyacinths, daffodils, and early spring tulips. All of them a joy to behold and beautiful in their own individual way. 

But there’s one sight that never fails to enchant. Early each spring my yard is covered in a breathtaking carpet of wild violets ranging in shades of white, all the way to the deepest purple. There’s even a few pink ones scattered around. Last year my husband spread some granules to kill the dandelions and it did cut down the number of them dramatically, but I was worried it would also kill the violets. Not a chance. If anything there are more than ever, although I would have said that was impossible. I love a lush green carpet of grass and most of the time I envy those able to achieve such a lawn. But the one time I’m not envious is in the spring when I walk around my yard in awe of the sights and scent of my lovely violets.