THE CHANGING SEASONS: FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING – Marilyn Armstrong

SPRING TURNS INTO SUMMER IN A WEEK IN NEW ENGLAND

We had snow at the beginning of the month and it will be full summer tomorrow. But that’s the way it goes up here. Something about the ways the winds blow down from Canada, across from the midwest, and up from the south … and of course, in from the Atlantic Ocean.

Macros – Hanging pots on the deck

It gives us an amazingly busy weather system, I should add. If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute — or less!

Mumford River Dam
Long view of the Mumford River dam

The reason we have Memorial Day (previously Decoration Day) at the end of May is because in this part of the world, all the flowers are blooming. Actually, for our region, mid June would probably be better, but this will do.

Uxbridge Police Station
A working gardener
Flag by Police Station
Lawn mower man
Clouds over Walmart
More lawn mower man

And then, stuff has been happening at home. Repairs are getting made. The house looks better but we are so poor!

I like it so much, I feel i should get them ALL replaced. How I wish I could.
Our newly mown lawn!

The Dawgz

And just a little more in the way of flowers because they are gone far too soon.

Hanging geraniums
More geraniums
Basket of begonias
Our woods in May

And finally, as Garry gets ready for his cochlear implant, lots of visits to UMass Memorial hospital …

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Coming and going

 

Going and coming


About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge, originally hosted by Max at Cardinal Guzman. 

SU LESLIE has taken over hosting duties this year, and if you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

* Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
* Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
* Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

1 – Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month

2 – Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!

3 – Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to Sue Leslie’s post, she can update it with links to all of yours.


  1. Colloquial term for those living in the South Island of New Zealand.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

27 thoughts on “THE CHANGING SEASONS: FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. Almost working like it did. I’m still missing some software and some installations are not going as they should. But Mostly, I can get done what needs doing. I would not like to have to do this again. EVER if I have a choice!

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    1. I could not find any to buy. I thought I saw some at Koopman’s, but I’ve already got two hanging plants and that’s my limit. And I wasn’t sure what I saw was fuchsia, either. I asked the woman at the garden shop and she said “Well, plants go in and out of popularity and I guess this isn’t the year of the fuchsia.” How can they “go out of style”? That’s strange. I miss them. They really ARE my favorites and not having any — two years in a row — is painful.

      The guy who used to sell them is gone. I think maybe he died. He was old and ill, so it’s possible. His shop is empty and no one knows what happened to him. Like the fuchsia.

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      1. We got 4 days of hot weather, now it’s so cold you need a jacket, more for the cold wind and high breezes which are cold. I’m sitting here with my winter clothes on and a sweater it’s that cold. what a change! shorts 2 days ago, long heavy pants today good god

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    1. I was thinking it would never leave. We were getting snow flurries at the beginning of MAY. That does NOT happen, or at least not in my lifetime. I’m happy to get a bit of sunshine. It was a long time coming!

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