Lens-Artists Challenge #105 – SPRING


When we moved into our current house, I was thrilled to discover that there were a multitude of bulbs planted in the front garden.  Every spring I wait eagerly for the crocuses to pop up and signal the change of season.

in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman
whistles          far          and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
balloonMan          whistles

–“in Just-” by e. e. cummings

I have given up growing tulips because it is too much work to keep the deer away, but one year I had great fun tracking their growth.  Nothing brings hope so much as new buds and leaves in the spring.

You can find more spring at the original Lens-Artist challenge.



17 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #105 – SPRING

  1. Tina Schell July 13, 2020 / 1:51 pm

    Lovely Mei-Mei. Crocuses are a sure sign of spring’s arrival although sometimes they
    Have to endure an odd snowfall now and then😊

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    • Mei-Mei July 19, 2020 / 11:21 pm

      Yes, very true. I always feel bad when they come up a bit too early and then get snowed on!

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  2. Amy July 13, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    So beautiful! I wish we could grow crocuses here. 🙂

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  3. JulieG July 14, 2020 / 4:10 pm

    I am not a flower person but my Mum used to have very green fingers so I became appreciative of the flowers she loved to grow such as orchids. I’ve never heard of crocuses though, they’re so pretty 🙂

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      • JulieG July 20, 2020 / 12:41 am

        Yeah, my mum used to be a real green fingers 🙂


  4. Leya July 16, 2020 / 5:57 pm

    Ah, crocuses are among the first ones here as well – beautiful!

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    • Mei-Mei July 19, 2020 / 11:19 pm

      I love them so much! I guess the deer do, too, just not the same way haha


  5. Michael J. Miller July 19, 2020 / 4:40 pm

    My mom has a “flamingo garden” in her backyard – a bunch of big flowers and shrubs and all that, with all manner of lawn flamingos scattered throughout. But it’s the same thing – the deer ALWAYS eat all the flowers XD. She tried to figure out a way around that for a lot of years. Finally she just gave up and decided she was feeding the deer and, if she couldn’t see pretty blooms when she looked out the window, she’d be content to watch the pretty deer eat as she had her coffee.

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    • Mei-Mei July 19, 2020 / 11:16 pm

      I admit, I do get excited to see the deer in my yard, too. I don’t mind when they eat my hostas, I have tons of those! haha

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