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Shades of Spring: A Quick Little Post

With the national media fleeing NE Ohio it’s nice to go back to something that really matters; spring flowers are blooming in my garden.

Wade Park, February 21, 2016, snowdrops.

Snowdrops blooming at Wade Park, February 21, 2016.

Seriously, after two years of an arctic blast each Winter, it’s really nice to see at the end of February snowdrops beginning to bloom at Wade Lagoon across from Severance Hall.  Since then, spurts of May like weather have led to more signs of spring; from the witch hazel bushes blooming in front of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens to dwarf irises, crocuses, and now even daffodils blooming in my back yard.   Even the colder temperatures of this weekend can’t dampen the feeling that Winter is on its way out.



Crocuses at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens


Dwarf Irises in the garden.


As for this blog, things may be a tad low-key now but it will go on.  This year, Mad Man On A Great Lake has been looked at by a broader range of people.  For example, this year, there have been 30 views of this from Brazil which I find amazing (I wonder if it’s because of my review of the Second Machine Age?). There has been one post I was working on that has evolved to the point that I want to try to submit it to a local newspaper first and see if they publish it.  If they do, I will try to post a link to it here.  However, there is still plenty of time in 2016 to do more writing.


Witch hazel in bloom at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens this week.

For all who have stumbled upon this blog, thank you very much for the continued interest and there will be more to come.


Photographs by James Valentino


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