Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crocus and Croakers

Ah, the sounds of spring!  Just in the past few nights have I heard the springtime song of the "peeper" frogs.  I
was surprised to find one last night resting on the arm of my porch chair!  Please stick around and eat some of those horrid japanese ladybugs!

Now for the sights of spring.  I was happy to see this little purple fella-

My variegated sedum is stretching out further-
White hellebores are just catching up with the pink ones-
Tulip in my tire planter testing the air-
Purple hyacinth is not sure just yet-
Pink lenten rose has added some blooms for company-
It is amazing how just a few warm days and rain can bring on spring!  It only gets better from here!  Stay tuned....


  1. I haven't noticed my variegated sedum. It was so pretty last year.

  2. I am always so darned excited to hear the peepers. I leave my window open at night sometimes just to be lulled to sleep by them. Spring is near!

  3. Hi, Jennifer, I just wrote about hearing the first frog in my garden and then I came to see your blog and found out you have your frogs now, too! Last week I bought a variegated sedum, but I think it is a different one from the one you have. I like your pictures.

  4. Very cool! I haven't seen any frogs yet but they tend to be rare in our yard anyway. Our hyacinths look only a few days away from blooming.

  5. Just how many Japanese ladybugs could that little peeper eat?

    You've got a lot of spring going on there in TN and I enjoyed what you've shared.


  6. Oh yes, the frogs they are a peeping here too! I love their sound and welcome it as I know the warm temps are here...

  7. Jennifer,
    My first visit here. We have for the past two nights been hearing and seeing lots of Spring Peepers. Very loud currently can hear them quite well with the doors and windows shut. Enjoyed your hellebores.

  8. Hi... just located your blog... love the title! LC