South meets East: Poetry and Musings – words of the seasons
28 Jan 2015 22 Comments
Tags: flowering quince, hope, photography, spring, winter photography
copyright kanzensakura – flowering quince buds, spring is coming
copyright kanzensakuraflowering quince buds – spring is coming
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Jan 28, 2015 @ 14:56:46
Shit, you’re an optimist ! 🙂 Still, I definitely CAN see the buds …
Is that what was once called japonica ? I love it ! I wish they hadn’t changed its name.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:13:30
Nope, not japonica. this is from a cutting from a cutting from a cutting…..the original huge bush was already 80 years old when bits of it were rooted when our family home in the city was built in 1900. From a small sprig of that, a massively huge bush is gracing our yard. birds love it because it gives them shelter from the weather and overhead flying hawks. they tiny ones can get in deep and nest. We did have japonica but the flowering quince is hardier.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:15:56
It must be wonderful to provide habitat for the little flying things, Kanzen – lucky youse !!!
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:15:01
Sorry, I meant to attach a pic of it in the snow last yearâ¦deep deep rose pink flowers and wicked long thornsâ¦.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:16:22
Post it then ! 🙂
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:19:19
I actually posted the pic to a haiku last year. but I emailed a pic as well. Maybe I will reblog it. I just went out and scattered all kinds of seeds and grains for the little uns….it is so cold here and it helps them.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:28:39
Wish I had birds to feed. Lui Stringer goes all weird when, VERY occasionally, one lands on the balcony plants. 😦
Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:32:55
SamCat does the same thing when they hop about on the top step and he happens to be sitting at the glass door. Silly boy banged his head last week. Hasn’t done that again but he sits and does that chattering thing at them. Silly lad.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 18:53:55
Does that mean you make quince jam Kanzen? It is wonderful how those first sprigs can bring hope of better weather ahead!
Jan 28, 2015 @ 18:57:00
Unfortunately, the quinces that are produced are inedible. We did have regular quince bushes we used but these are strictly ornamental. The birds won’t even touch the fruit.
Let's CUT the Crap!
Jan 28, 2015 @ 19:04:19
I love the promise of spring. Always sets my heart to racing with excitement. Can’t believe those tiny buds are so hardy to fight the cold. B-r-r. ❤ Thank you for sharing, Kanzen.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 21:13:42
They are beyond hardy. This huge bush of mine was a cutting from a 100 year old bush, so it has seen a lot of drought and ice.
Let's CUT the Crap!
Jan 28, 2015 @ 21:25:05
As in built up resistance? Is that how it works? Awesome. Still I marvel, no matter what the answer(s) is. ❤ ❤ ❤ Mother Nature is amazing.
Jan 28, 2015 @ 21:31:27
I guess. But there is nothing fragile about them – tangled branches that give shelter to birds, long sharp thorns, even the deep rosy pink flowers last for several days before fading.
Let's CUT the Crap!
Jan 28, 2015 @ 22:00:32
I’ve never seen one, but I’m liking this sweetie. ❤
Jan 28, 2015 @ 21:25:09
How refreshing–and surprising, Kanzen! We only got a foot of snow yesterday, compared to the 2 to 2 and 1/2 feet in nearby areas. But with the wind chill and the temps in the teens today, it has been BRRRRR cold….and also quite beautiful. As is the prospect of spring. Thank you for the beauty. xox
Jan 28, 2015 @ 21:30:12
❤ ❤ ❤ Glad the snow wasn't as bad as predicted!
Jan 29, 2015 @ 10:02:07
I love seeing the first signs of plants coming back to life.
Jan 29, 2015 @ 10:05:34
It is nice, isn’t it? When I see those first bits of red on the branches, I know, no matter how bad the weather may get, it is going to be spring in a bit.
Jan 29, 2015 @ 10:26:12
Jan 29, 2015 @ 17:33:01
spring is….we have a ways to go yet
and we really have not had winter yet here…the snow keeps passing us by…
but spring will be nice…a sense of renewal…
Jan 29, 2015 @ 17:55:22
It hasn’t been that bad here either. It is just so unrelentingly sepia everywhere. But when spring comes, I can plant my garden so I am always getting excited in advance about spring. I received my first seed catalog two weeks ago. Most women look at shoes, I look at pictures of vegetables.
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