“The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring, Part 2: Southern Oregon

Spring in Southern Oregon has seen widely changing climates, from days over 100 to freezing temperatures.  Most of the spring flowers did not last past the middle of May.  My delphinium lasted just a few weeks.  The stronger foxglove is now giving up the ghost.  The dogwood at my duplex has flowered and gone into hiding for another spring.  Petunias, of course, are hardy plants that will endure just about anything except poor soil.  My jasmine is emanating its special fragrance over the front porch.  My English lavender is still thriving in a comfortable shade.  The impatiens, nestled in a cool spot at the side of the house, are covering the landscape with their resplendent colors.  I plan to put in some zinnias near the English lavender outside the office window, so I will have something colorful to look at from my place of work.  In the meantime, I water and nurture my plants as best I can.  Below are some photos of the spring plants:RH 31RH 16RH 15RH 12RH 11RH 9OH 8OH 11

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

2 Responses to “The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring, Part 2: Southern Oregon

  1. berlioz1935 says:

    Is that Lilac in the front yard? I like the little corner with the bench.

  2. No. The cypress overhead provides some much-needed shade in the summer.

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