City Sonnet’s Colors & Letters: May 16, 2021

The City Sonnet’s Colors & Letters Challenge for May 16 is “end with the letter L.”

Daffodil
Reflecting pool
Shovel (or tool)

Two pails…

Becky’s Bright Square Challenge – April 8

This is my entry for Becky B of Life of B’s April Bright Square Challenge. According to my photo editor, this image is equal in length and width. So why does it look (to me) as if it’s taller than wider?

From last Summer

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: April 2, 2021

Here are some offerings for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. The first one was taken at Saint Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annapolis, Maryland. They have some lovely gardens as well as a fountain (which I’ve captured and posted for Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Challenge.) The begonia was taken at one of my favorite nurseries called Windwood Gardens. It is just down the road from me.

Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge – Spring #Green

As we don’t have much green happening here in central Maryland, I am going to cheat and offer up some early offerings of Spring blossoms. I hope this is acceptable.

I have no idea what these little blue flowers are called but they just recently popped up in great plentitude. Below please see them a little closer.

When the forsythias bloom, it’s a sure sign that Spring has sprung.

I’m called Little Buttercup, dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why.
But still I’m called Buttercup, Poor Little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup, I!

I’ve snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I’ve scissors, and watches, and knives;
I’ve ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives

I’ve treacle and toffee, I’ve tea and I’ve coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I’ve chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.
–Gilbert & Sullivan, HMS Penafore

There’s an absolute riot of daffodils and jonquils all over Annapolis!