Wordless Wednesday: Rejoice! Spring is coming…

copyright kanzensakura - flowering quince buds, spring is coming

copyright kanzensakura – flowering quince buds, spring is coming

copyright kanzensakura flowering quince buds - spring is coming

copyright kanzensakura
flowering quince buds – spring is coming

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. M-R
    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.
    Sighh …

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    • kanzensakura
      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.

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    • kanzensakura
      Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:15:01

      Sorry, I meant to attach a pic of it in the snow last year…deep deep rose pink flowers and wicked long thorns….

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      • M-R
        Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:16:22

        Post it then ! 🙂

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        • kanzensakura
          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.

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          • M-R
            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. 😦

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            • kanzensakura
              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.

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  2. bkpyett
    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!

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    • kanzensakura
      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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. SirenaTales
    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

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  5. Clowie
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 10:02:07

    I love seeing the first signs of plants coming back to life.

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  6. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    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…

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    • kanzensakura
      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.

      Reply

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