One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

A Bit of Gold


I found this bit of sunshine-y goodness in the witch hazel tree outside the Orleans Chamber of Commerce as I drove by late this afternoon. It was quite a joy to see, and I do wish now that I’d gotten a long shot of it…

…but no, I jumped right in for the close-up. It was not especially warm out there, as the windiness of yesterday continued. The sun was a little higher in the sky, it seemed, thanks to last night’s Springing Forward.

Hope you enjoy it like I did, knowing warmer days are on the way!

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Comments on: "A Bit of Gold" (2)

  1. ThriftShopRomantic said:

    Oh that marvelous blue sky behind it really makes it pop, though!

    I thought witch hazel was pink– didn’t know it came in yellow as well.

    So you get to enjoy a whole new array of local vegetation this year. How cool is that?!

  2. somewhere joe said:

    American witch hazel is a joy – even in winter their bright red stems light up the landscape.

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