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."

And so March arrived, a bit lionine in aspect, reminding us that while the month is slated to bring us the first day of Spring a few weeks hence, we shouldn’t count our sunny days before each morning’s sunrise.

Next time:   Reason to Hope.


Comments on: "Recently on the Midnight Garden" (5)

  1. Spring is already starting south of you. Dry ground, sunshine, temps in the mid 50’s. And that’s RI.

    Of course we had pretty much the same weekend weather here, Truth. But those are pics for another day! (Coming soon!!) : )

  2. Very beautiful snow shots. The East coast really got more than their share of Winter this year. Here’s wishing you a speedy Spring.

    Butch, here on the Cape we count ourselves lucky, having gotten little of what’s bedeviled the rest of the East Coast in recent weeks. That little bit we had on Friday wasn’t so bad, comparitively speaking!

  3. rjjs8878 said:

    I love the pictures. I’ve only been to Ptown in August. I’ve often wondered about the other seasons.

    August in Provincetown is lots of fun, that’s for sure. The other seasons are a little more peaceful, but no less lovely!

  4. Beautiful photos, as alway… thanks.
    12 days until the Spring Equinox, can you believe it?
    Portland, Oregon: Sunday was 63 & sunny & the Magnolias bloomed a month early…Tuesday was 36 & snowing & the magnolias are battered.

    I always like your site. Welcome back

    Hi Stephen! Ah, magnolias, the sweet virginal blossoms we sacrifice to the frosty mornings of early spring. We have some in our neighborhood which usually know enough not to bloom too early and even they are short-lived indeed, lasting often just a couple of days. So many of the earliest bloomers are rather hearty by nature. What in the world makes tender magnolia try to do her thing so early, I wonder? No matter, it’s sweet that she always tries!

  5. Nice photos. With all the time I’ve spent on the Cape, I never made it to Rock Harbor until this past Christmas. It was frigid with a howling 40 mph wind. We got out of the car long enough to snap a couple of pictures of the angry sea- and that was enough for me to recognize it in your next to last photo.

    Ha ha. Doug, glad to hear you made it to the Neighborhood, sorry t’was was so inhospitable, though. Truth to tell, most winter sunsets _are_ best enjoyed from within range of your car’s heater, a camera hand occasionally thrust out the window into the sandy gusts.

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