3.24.10 Signs of Life

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photos by george billard
We're eagerly awaiting spring up here in the boonies. Of late we've been snowed in, buffeted by gale-force winds, and now deluged with driving rains that have brought waterfalls literally gushing out of the woods. The vernal pools are forming and bits of green glow like sea glass on the forest floor—hardy moss and ferns that have somehow weathered through.
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In our own yard, the blush of new life can be seen on the ripening buds of the lilac bush and in the emerging colors of the succulent garden. We have been in the city for the past couple of days where the magnolias are threatening to burst into bloom at any moment. I'm about to have lunch at the newly lauded Colicchio & Sons (3 stars in the Times) and will soon head back to my own kitchen. For now, I'm turning my face to the sun with high hopes for the new season.
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my gosh- Laura, what are these absolutely phenomenal flowers above in maroon? have a wonderful time in NY, do share the story with us. x shayma
shayma on March 25, 2010 at 4:28 am —
They are a type of succulent; I believe they are called rosularia, related to the semprevivum family.
laura on March 25, 2010 at 5:06 am —