In my Ramble post, I promised post pictures of some of the plants in my yard. This post will have little to do with writing and everything to do with fulfilling that promise.
(That said, it is also important to fulfill any promises made to readers in fictional works. Conflict implied in an opening needs to come to some sort of resolution by the ending. Otherwise, readers/viewers/listeners feel cheated. I think we’ve all experienced that feeling.)
A Spring Day Without Snow
This apple tree is huge. These are some of the lower branches.
These apple blossoms overhang a bench.
This is one of the many unidentified plants growing in my yard. They grow in the sunny spots as a clumping ground cover and are more purple in real life.
Various unidentified shrubs, ground covers, and other perennials that have pink, yellow, and white flowers grow in seemingly random locations around my small yard (less than a quarter-acre) along with grape hyacinth, irises, tulips, snapdragons, and Virginia creeper.
The irises, ranunculus, a snowball bush, and smaller flowering plants are beginning to bloom. My roses won’t start blooming until June, when there is almost no chance of snow.
I might forget to share more photos of my yard’s flora. If I do and you want to see more, feel free to remind me.