April Means “To Open”

April 1, 2013

“The word APRIL comes from the Latin root, aperi’re, “to open. ” . . . Buds and birds burst forth from nature’s womb, the fallow earth steadily fills, and eventually we emerge from our sleepy state in March and break out of the house.”
— Amanda Hesser, from The Cook and the Gardener

After a few days of partly sunny weather, nature has awakened in Seattle.  So many things are bursting into blossom and bud.  You can’t beat Seattle in April.  Here are some photos from a walk around my neighborhood:

Backlit pussy willows

Backlit pussy willows

Wispy willow spreading seeds

Wispy willow spreading seeds

Unusual peachy daffodil

Unusual peachy daffodil

Sprightly orange centered daffodil

Sprightly orange centered daffodil

Fritillary buds

Fritillary buds

Fritillaries

Fritillaries

Fritillary buds

Fritillary buds

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5 Responses to “April Means “To Open””

  1. Patty Says:

    How nice to spring is happening somewhere on the continent. I have an inch of daffodil foliage above ground since a few days ago and now we are back down to 0F

    • Rosemary Says:

      Oh my. We are fortunate here in the Pacific NW. Seattle really wakes up in late March and April. Hard to keep up with all the buds and blossoms.


  2. Thanks for the pussy willows pic. I haven’t seen them since I was in grade school! I always loved them!


  3. You photographs are so beautiful! They give me hope that spring will come soon to the mid-Altantic. I look forward to all your posts. Thanks!


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