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In a Vase on Monday- Spring Brutality

Now that the digger has dug a deep hole for the new building it was not the ideal time for 3 inches of rain and hail. Gale force winds made the hail on the unlined tin roof sound like a jack hammer, and thunder literally shook the hut. Amazingly, the blossom is still clinging to the trees, but I thought it was wise to pick the few tulips that escaped being dug up and eaten.
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Plodding along in the cold rain and hail, my gum boots weighed down by massive clay blobs, I consoled myself that this was nothing compared to the hurricanes which were hitting Cuba, Bahamas, and Florida.

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In a Vase on Monday, Carnaval de Nice

These I think are the last of the fantastic and long running show that the tulips have produced this year. Whether they are last because they are a late flowering tulip or because they are buried more deeply in the pot I don’t know, but it’s a lovely finale.

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