June 1, 2010 by Amelia
It’s not rare in DC for there to be very little spring. It just goes straight from winter to summer, like that. We had a few nice weeks here and there, but now it’s definitely the hot and sticky season. No high under 84 on the 10-day forecast, and no low under 67.
So, a fond farewell to Spring. I have some photos from the blossom season that I’ve been saving up. Soon there’ll be luscious tomatoes and gleaming scrubbed root vegetables to decorate this blog, but first, a look back.
Daffodils - such a lovely start to the season!
This is a Dryad's Saddle mushroom I found on a mycological foray. It's about the size of a dinner plate, and smells like a watermelon rind. Edible, but not very good.
My honeysuckle is blossoming. The blooms are really elegant!
Alpine strawberries are a very special little candy-like strawberry. They don't keep well, so I just grow them in order to eat them while gardening.
Wisteria adorning columns at Dumbarton Oaks.
Fabulous tulips, also at Dumbarton Oaks.
My Tuscan kale (aka dinosaur kale) is doing extremely well. I've been enjoying it steamed and sauteed.
Lilacs. Ephemeral and lovely, just like spring in DC.