Sunday, 15 April 2012
History Repeats Itself - With a Twist
Last year in April 2011, I posted a blog in which I talked about going to the Canadian Tire store in Hawkesbury, Ontario, to buy a simple item and instead got seduced by a display of icicle pansies in the garden centre. Well, history repeated itself this past weekend when I went to the same Canadian Tire store and again got seduced by a display of pansies outside the front of the store. They were just so colourful and cheerful and it all became a blur after that.
And, just like last year, I noticed flowers in other places later that day. I happened to go to another part of town and saw these dandelions growing against a wall in a parking lot.
These were the first dandelions I had seen this year. I actually like dandelions in the spring before they go to seed and get ugly - they are such happy yellow flowers. It is impressive that they can grow in the most unlikely places, like this bunch growing in a crack between the road and a concrete wall, surrounded by refuse and garbage. Such hardy little plants!
Last year, when I saw the pansies at the Canadian Tire store, I resisted buying any. This year was a different story since I bought a bunch and brought them home. They are now happily planted in my garden.
Since it has been quite cold for about a month, the plants in my garden are coming in very slowly. But the crocuses are now at their prime and will soon be all done for the year. It is a good thing I got the pansies to provide some colour in the garden after the crocuses are finished and before the rest of the bulbs and perennials bloom. Spring is such a wonderful time of year, especially in a cold climate like ours, that it is easy to cherish these small wonders that seem to happen every day.
Posted by Evlyn at 20:14