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."

Coming Soon

I made some mention last time of how things seems to be generally ahead of schedule in the Natural world this spring.   This word has apparently trickled down to the local gull populations, who were lining the herring run in Brewster when I stopped by for a look-see in the rain last Friday morning.

However, the memo about the earlier schedule seems not to have reached the herring themselves, of whom there was no sign.   The gulls were left to caw and screech and jostle with one another for the best position for when the tiny fishes DO start making their way up to the spring spawning grounds.

Near the run, I found this tiny purple flower.   I don’t entirely recognize it, but it reminds me of some that wild veronica I found growing in the lawn in Harwich a couple years back.

I’ll have to research it more and see if I can’t get a proper ID.  Perhaps this will be another one of those wild things that sparks the great Is It A Weed debate we host here almost annually.

I’ve discovered some more of these delightful little blossoms in my driveway garden at home.   This also means I’ll have another chance at getting a better photo.

And that longer post I promised you?  I swear, I’ve still not forgotten.  But as the gulls might remind you (or they might just try to poop on you), some things are worth waiting for.

As always, I’ll try to be worthy.

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Comments on: "Coming Soon" (2)

  1. rethoryke said:

    Your “interesting unknown plant” is probably Creeping Charlie, the current bane of my gardening existence [well, next to the overly prolific Rose of Sharon and the Ailanthus [Tree of Heaven], which are also invasive around here].

    I’ll agree that it’s pretty, and that it might be nice in the niches of a rock wall. The problem is that it doesn’t _stay there_, and instead sends runners everywhere, especially through the newly dug soil of garden beds.

    Hates it, we does. [I think every garden has a particular bane — in my first yard it was goutweed, in the last one it was mustard garlic, and here it’s creeping charlie….]

  2. Those gulls look so expectant. Seems they’d figure it out if dinner was not making itself available. You’re on the trail again! Love it when you’re out and about.

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