Some new "Spring" images from phil, created for the Country Gardens Slow Lane column. The image below accompanies the article "Chicken Run" and captures the wonder of picking up a box of freshly hatched chicks. The second image is from the article "Lotus Watching", about a trip by canoe down the Alabama delta and the discovery of an acre-size floating garden of lotus.
"Earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Karen Weire-Jimerson included that great quote in her article "From Barren to Brilliant: Early spring bulbs are colorful antidotes to a drab winter". phil created the snowdrops below to accompany this article in the early Spring issue of Country Gardens. This was posted while watching snow drift by outside - can't wait to see my first spring flowers!