Boston Blooms

  • Post published:03/15/2009
  • Post comments:6 Comments

We left the snowy fields of Heath in a hurry on Thursday and made our way to our daughter Betsy’s house. She and her broken ankle were on her couch where she had been rearranging her life for the previous 2 days. Plans were made to get her to the hospital at dawn on Friday morning.

While she was in surgery we took a walk through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital neighborhood where we saw a very neat park, just the kind of sanitary thing you might expect in a hospital neighborhood.

But just around the corner we saw some very promising, albeit less neat, gardens waiting for the gardeners to dig in.
There were nice street trees, with little bulbs struggling toward the sun.

These tulips weren’t quite blooming, but they looked optimistic.

Irises were green and we enjoyed the sunny faces of the crocuses.

Even the ivy was showing signs of the spring energies, even if it doesn’t bloom. So on this Bloom Day, we don’t, and wouldn’t have had any Heath blooms to show, but it was wonderful to get a bit of a spring preview in Boston. Of course, the flower we really came to see

was our daughter, the fair blossom in our family garden, here watched over by my companion gardener. Betsy’s ankle is plated, bolted and temporarily booted, but her bright bloom is undiminished.

For more fabulous photos of spring spreading across the landscape go to Carol of May Dreams Gardens who hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Carol

    Best wishes to your daughter for a speedy recovery. Hopefully soon she’ll be out and about in her garden.

    And thank you for showing us some Boston gardens! The little crocuses are the harbingers of more blooms to come in the city.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  2. Frances

    Oh Pat, bless her heart! She does look happy though, I am sure very glad you were there with her for this ordeal. The promise of spring is everywhere, hooray!

  3. Lynne

    Thank you for sharing your daughter’s smile and some early spring flowers!

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    Oh my gosh, I hope your daughter gets well quick. It looks like a serious affair. I haven’t read about what brought all this on. I do wish her well.

    It is good to see a bit of spring in such a cold place.

  5. Mr. McGregor's Daughter

    She looks a lot more chipper than I’d be, stuck inside when Crocuses are blooming. I just love those tiny city gardens, where every flower counts.

  6. Pat Leuchtman

    Carol,Frances, Lynne, Lisa and MMD – Betsy remains chipper. The 2 boys and I are at her beck and call, but she is doing her exercises, taking brief walks around the house and healing fast. We are all careful though. No more falls. Of course, there is no more ice either. Thank heaven.

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