Twenty-some years ago I planted three little marsh marigold plants on our creekbed. Now, they have spread themselves all over and have naturalized almost a mile in either direction on the Shellpot Creek. The blaze of yellow that shows up every spring is a heart-lifter.
One view is looking out the back door, one is closer, and the third is the pretty little flower faces.
She was the ugliest kitten g*D ever put on the face of this earth. She had a bad fur day from Day One. NOBODY would adopt her, so we got stuck.
When she was about six months old, she came into her own as a truly beautiful kitty.
She is the gentlest of the cat gang. Always waits her turn for food, and never gets into anyone's face.
All of our cats have "assignements" that they have chosen for themselves. "Bed Cat", "Laundry Cat", and so on. Bertha is my "Foot Cat". When I sit down at the computer she arranges herself, very carefully, upon my feet. I guess she has no sense of smell.
Beautiful pictures Pam! We have the same scene too except insert "swamp" for creekbed...lol. The marsh marigolds here are still buried under snow and ice but should show themselves in a month or less. You might try a few irises in that same area - we have some wild ones that are mixed in with the marigolds. Even a swamp has a few surprises. We had a cat that loved to escape and hide out in the flowers but she also loved to lower the local bird population so, unfortunately, we had to shorten her lifeline. She kept bringing the evidence of her crimes to the front door - big mistake...lol. Wish we had those violets. That must be just a blaze of color then
Wow, at least Spring is springing somewhere! Pretty flowers and we'll see more soon right?? NE Illinois does not have too much yet, went for a walk in the forest preserve yesterday and not much there either. The robins were real busy so that is a good sign!