Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Green and Growing

Design - "A Little Easter" (kit)
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 32 count white linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW -2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 31 March 2013
Completed - April 2013

The whirly-twirly vine was a bit of a bear to stitch!

It's time for our Weekly Wednesday Walk. 
It is amazing how quickly things change in early Spring. 

The earliest of the Lamb's Tongues are in bloom. 

They like the shaded edges of the forest.

Early April is one green thing after another.

I do like the sweet little Spring Beauties.

This is Common Chickweed (Stellaria media).  It is a cool-season European native plant.  I found it happily growing in a seep.

Every once in a while a Trillium has a 'sport' and instead of the white blossom, there is a pale pink one.  

I enjoy seeing the few established patches of Western Trilliums (Trillium ovatum).

Their blooms are held on small stalks above the leaves. 
The Small-flowered Trillium (Trillium parviflorum) have mottled leaves when mature, and their blooms rest flush against the leaves.  The plants can become large 'clumping' Trillium if left alone.

Isn't this Plum just the prettiest thing?  It only lasts 7-10 days.
Ephemeral Loveliness.

Here's our native Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) all budded up.

And here it is blooming.

Most of the Osoberry have finished blooming, but I found this large stand in deep shade with a veritable waterfall of white. 

Nothing says Spring like the bright green of emerging Cottonwood leaves!
SPRING!!!

11 comments:

Giovanna said...

That's a very pretty finish - well done. Lovely signs of spring in your pictures :-)

Dee said...

Your flower pictures are beautiful! Looks like spring is sprung in your neighborhood. :-)

cucki said...

Sweet stitching..love.y flowers x

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

cute easter stitch - back stitching vines not my favourite task either : /

Margaret said...

I love seeing all the flowering beauties!

Pam in IL said...

Sweet Easter finish! I so love seeing Spring all around your home!

Barb said...

Beth, that is such a pretty Easter finish. Your post has encouraged me to go on our annual trillium walk! So many pretty flowers!

Chris said...

Love the sweet Easter finish!
What a lovely spring walk.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching and pretty budding flowers!!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your pictures are gorgeous, Beth. I love the bright yellow Oregon Grape flowers. I have some that have been blooming for a while now, too, and their bright cheery color always makes me smile!

Patrizia Valle said...

fantastic your cross stitch!
Pat