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A Springtime Walk in the Woods

Just because I don’t know your name,
doesn’t mean that you are not loved and appreciated any less.
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I find this one in the same vicinity every year.
There were a number of baby plants nearby.
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Large swaths of Buttercups are in the grass.
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The small moth stayed in this flower for quite awhile.
I have seen blankets of these flowers
under the native oak trees.
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A small spray of teeny-tiny flowers.
Had not noticed these before now.
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Close-up of another very small flower.
It is barely noticeable while walking by.
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Ubiquitous lawn daisy.
Really pretty in the meadows.

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Scent of a Hyacinth

I love the scent of a hyacinth flower!
Some people actually complain the aroma is too ‘heady’ for them:(
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I got a good whiff just walking along the brick path.
It smelled so good, I walked back and forth a few times!
Made me smile on an overcast day:)
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Long ago, I made and sold porcelain hyacinth vases,
which were used to ‘force’ a bulb to bloom indoors.
There were always extra bulbs at the end of the season,
which I planted under bushes within deer-fences.
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White hyacinth live at the base of this budding lilac bush.
Because deer ignore daffodils,
those bulbs get to live outside the protective fence.
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Lots of hyacinths live below this rhododendron.
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Did you know that blue, white and purple hyacinths
are the best color of these flowers to force?
I can’t say for sure if I bought the bi-color flower bulbs,
or they hybridized naturally.