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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Joyful Survivors

Even with 6 months of winter, and still being under so much snow and ice, my succulents and semps along the south end of the garage are already showing that~
 They ARE Survivors.  They give me Hope.
 Even being covered with water...
the most bitter winter has not deterred these hardy souls.
As the snow and ice are finally receding,  there 
is even hope for the Daylilies, insisting on saying, 
" Bring it on."  
I had to laugh at the way these tulips just refuse to die.
Another " bring it on " moment.
The way the moss spirals around the dead maple surprised me,
But, I Like It! ~ A burst of green in a woods full of knee-deep snow.
The Purple Phlox as well as the Red Semps are always
a first spring welcomed sight.  It won't be long and they 
will put on quite the show.
We had temperatures as bitter cold as minus -40's this winter, 
but even in the shallow planters, the succulents are 
true survivors.
If you haven't ever grown succulents, semps, sedum, ~ and
you live in unforgiving temperatures, try them.
They will not only take the cold but the heat as well.
The varieties are unbelievable.  
Maybe because I have one of my own, or 
just because I love these survivors, I had to include my
" Sweet Williams," pushing themselves through the ice.
But, Most Miraculous to me, of all,
was what I found in these tiny 1 1/2 inch baskets on
the burro's side, holding less than 1/2 inch of soil, ~
were these miniature sedums.  What a surprise,
for this has been our most bitter and long snow winter
since 1905.  
I said to the Lord, " You are my Master!  All
the good things I have are from you. "
Psalm 16:2
And I thank Him for bringing me joy today.



~mel said...

I agree ~ it's truly amazing what survives the bitter cold and long winter months in this neck of the woods. I think our spring is FINALLY upon us!!

TexWisGirl said...

they're so cool! and obviously very hardy.

Dee said...

You have captured in your photo's what brings Spring joy to me...they are survivors and we are too. One day we will blossom in splendor with our Lord.

Paula said...

Looks like your plants are just itching to get going with spring. They are all looking pretty already.

Muffy's Marks said...

You have all the signs that spring did not desert us this year. When the snow melts, I'll have to take a walk around the yard and see what's up!!!

Shug said...

I know that so many of my blogging friends have really had a hard winter. Hoping the sun shines at your place real soon. Precious little plants...they are determined and this is wonderful...
Hoping to see your Spring real soon..

E.C. said...

This reminds me of the song 'The Rose'
"Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed
That with the sun's love, in the spring
Becomes the rose"

Sending prayers of warm winds, sunshine and green! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Just like us, they grow even during the harsh seasons when we think they're dead forever. Love new growth!

jack69 said...

How did I miss this. YOu and your camera can find some beauty no matter the temp or task. Such great shots. Hope they all poke their heads out to find SPRING soon. (I thought for a minute youwere growing Bananas? Imma saying WOW!

Blondee said...

Hi Dar,

Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words. :)

Your signs of Spring are lovely. Gardening is a favorite hobby of mine. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am amazed at the beauty that was under that snow - but then again - not really - it was from your yard! sandie