Second Time Around

  By the time we leave Houston, spring has come and gone, but the season comes late on Maine’s coast so when we arrive late May spring is just beginning.  Except for playing havoc with my allergies, experiencing spring a second time is a delight.

Rockport HarborThose first days here trees have barely budded, but after a couple of days of rain followed by sunshine they will sport their innocent green.

flowers/tulipsTulips are good for a few more days, and there are other flowers waiting to burst forth as they bow their heads until next year.

flowers/poppiesOvernight it seems, poppies are everywhere.  I have learned, however, that it is best to leave them on their stems as they do not hold up well after they are cut.

flowers/dianthusDianthus line the path along the rock wall

flowers/rhdodendronand rhododendron replace azaleas with their clusters of white, pink and fuchsia blooms. 

flowers/peoniesThe first peonies bloom

flowers/peonyand are teasers for all the glory that will appear in another week or so.

flowers/bachelor buttonBachelor buttons shyly say hello

flowersand then there are these

flowersthe names of which I have forgotten.

flowersMaybe you can help.

Yes, spring the second time around is a gift freely given and gladly received, and the good news is that here flowers will be, as my daughter says, brave and outspoken all summer.

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26 thoughts on “Second Time Around

  1. So beautiful that I sighed all the way through this post!…

  2. I agree that your last photo is Solomon’s Seal…I have it in my shade garden in Maine.

  3. nutsfortreasure June 12, 2013 — 5:47 am

    I should take photos of all the MUSHROOMS 🙂

  4. the last photo is “solomon’s seal” for sure as I have it in my yard and the allium – but you know that already from your other commenters – as for the mystery in the middle…hmmm – seems familiar – looks like it might have a woody stem, but I can’t place it!

  5. What an awesome treat to experience Spring TWICE! Beautiful photos!

  6. Beautiful images, Linda! How wonderful that you get to experience spring both here in Texas, as well as in Maine!! 🙂

  7. Gorgeous Linda and you’re oh so lucky to enjoy two springs and climates as long as you have plenty of Zyrtec 🙂 Love the allium!

  8. Lovely lovely flowers! We do not have most of them here so thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. These flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing. The warm weather really helps them bloom nicely and bright. So pretty.

  10. Stunning.. my fav. are poppies and peonies.. ooh aah! and your photography is amazing! Well done .. enjoy time there in Maine.. I would !

  11. I commend you on your photography skills….In your words these are keepers! Beautiful.

  12. Wow! How can you ever leave Maine!! Just too gorgeous, Linda!! great pics!!

  13. Gorgeous flowers…the yellowish green one looks like a type of euphorbia?

  14. thanx for your lovely weekend flowers! 🙂

  15. Thank you so much to stop by and have a look at my kitchen.Nice to get a comment from you .I am a nature lover.The photography and flowers look just awesome…:):).

  16. Gorgeous!!!

  17. Lulu, I so love the first photo of your view. Oh, to wake to that beauty everyday, would be a blessing and to leave the heat of Texas behind, a double blessing!!! Your photos of all the pretty flowers are spectacular. Happy Summer in Maine.

  18. Beautiful Photos. You left out the pics of the lobster boil!!

  19. I have no clue what the missing plant names are but the pink ball type of flower is a definite favourite of mine (have to confess a soft spot for tulips and the poppies too though)

  20. thanx for your beautiful weekend flowers! 🙂

  21. Happier Than A Pig in Mud June 9, 2013 — 4:47 am

    Very pretty pics! I love the poppies-enjoy:@)

  22. That picture of the Maine coast has me wishing:)

    1. Me too! Going to live in Maine is one of my bucket list items. 🙂

  23. Believe your last photo is a Solomon’s Seal plant….but ck it for sure:o)

    Sent from my iPhone.

  24. The big pink ball shaped flower is allium and the lasy one is lily of the valley. All beautiful! I love that picture of the harbor. I’m slowly doing some online reading about Rockport and Camden…it sounds like a very interesting place to see. We are so ready for a trip somewhere!


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