Monday, April 1, 2013

A Most Welcome Season

April Love, by Arthur Hughes, c. 1855

Windswept, by JW Waterhouse.
Honeybee on Chionodoxa I, by Marek Haruza, 2012.

Kincraig House, by MJ Richardson, 2007.
Chansons de Printemps, by William-Adolphe Bougereau.
Princess Olga von Wurttemberg, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1856.
Woman in a purple dress, by Pal Szinyei Merse, 1878.
Calypso Bulbosa, by Jerry Friedman, 2009.
Chionodoxa, by Marek Haruza, 2012.
Bumblebee and Crocuses, illus. by Grace Robert, 2013.
Bluebell Woods at Coton Manor, by Jonathan Buckley.


  1. Oooh, pretties! I've never seen chionodoxa before. They're lovely!

    1. Thanks! Chionodoxa is the Latin name; the popular or common name for them are glory-of-the-snow. I never saw them much in thr south, but they bloom in profuse abundance here in the north. Like daffodils and snowdrops, they seem to naturalize where planted very well, and they come into bloom very suddenly. The first time I saw them in the park, they caught my attention through my peripheral vision, and it looked as if there was blue, blue water pouring down what had been formerly a grassy slope. I have never seen a photo that quite captures their color quality, but this was the best I have seen.

    2. Glory-of-the-snow, what a lovely name! That makes me like them even more.