Jon Crispin's Notebook

2015 Smith College Bulb Show

Posted in bulb shows, flower shows, Flowers, greenhouses, Plants by joncrispin on 16/03/2015

The annual Smith College Spring Bulb Show always runs early in March, and Cris and I were able to go this morning.

It is always amazing.

After the winter we have had here in the Northeast, walking into a greenhouse and seeing these flowers is beyond description.

There are always tons of tulips.

As well as tiny little guys like these ↑.

Some of the tulips have these erose edges.  So delicate.

I love how these little flowers are lined up in a row.

That’s a pretty tulip ↑.

Though I always gravitate more toward the greens and yellows.

And there are usually a few that are showing off the business parts of the flower.  To me, it feels a bit like I’m seeing something that should be private.

I’ll close out with a couple of tulips.

Thinking of Hank, as I know he has a Smith College connection.  Hi Hank, wish you were here.


Posted in Family, Flowers, People, Plants by joncrispin on 04/12/2012

Cris thought this was a clematis, but upon looking at pictures that are online, I am quite sure it is something else.  In any event, it was outside all summer and appeared to be totally dead.  I moved it into the shade and watered it regularly and it came back. / It is an appropriate flower, as earlier this morning I went to the doctor and was informed that I had “pink eye”.  I almost laughed when he told me, as I don’t think I have heard those words since elementary school.  It is still kind of fun to say….pink eye.  It is a total drag though; certainly not a good condition for a photographer.  He gave me some drops and I hope it starts clearing up soon. / The picture in the background is my mom and was taken in 1956 in Lermoos, Austria.  Here’s a link to a previous post about that trip.

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