Linking in with Sandie & the other Fivers at : Itchifingers The idea is to take five photos in five minutes on the 5th of the month.
Spring's April Showers have moved in with May; 55mm of rain this week so far & it's still raining with a forecast of more rain into Saturday with rain & snow on Sunday. I am making friends with a man named Noah.
Signs of Spring in my garden is my theme for this month's Five in Five on the 5th:
Photo 1 = the frost burn on the early bloomers (these are allium). This plant is always the first to sprout but always suffers with frost burn on the leaves because we always get a late April/May frost. But no matter the flowers are unaffected & are a gorgeous purple.
Photo 2 = the curls on the ferns, which we call fiddleheads. Fiddleheads are a delicious spring treat. I don't have enough ferns growing in my garden to cut the tight curls to eat so I buy our fiddleheads at the local farm shop. Yummy with a little butter.
Photo 3 = one of the maple trees flowers. We hope for few of these because the more flowers, the more seed pods which are SO difficult to get rid of & they clog the eaves-trough on the house.
Photo 4 = the hosta soldiers. At least that's what the beginnings of the hosta look like to me. Spikey little warriors all standing individually at attention & ready to take on all comers. Ok Mrs Bunny try & nibble me ...
Photo 5 = mud splatters on my nearly white daffodil. It seems this lovely flower can't go a few hours without a mess on her Sunday best ... but still beautiful & of course she can't help all the mud surrounding her - so much rain!