Spring is different in South Florida than in most parts of the country. Though we do have seasons, their transitions are more recognizable due to changes in humidity and the amount of time the sun spends above the horizon than to temperature. And while now, in early May, it may still be chilly in parts of the U.S., it's consistently in the 80s during the height of the day here in the sub-tropics.
As I met this little guy wandering trough the garden I had to publish his photo. Not only for he is so cute, even not for he does such a good job in the garden but for I was surprised to read all the scientific articles dealing with this little creature.Among the more interesting ones is the one about glacial eras and hedgehogs migration.Or the one about hedgehogs menu in urban area.Or about the shape of its cranium. I really wonder what influences the choice of scientific interest upon a certain subject-for.example why nobody investigated for.example hedgehogs in the art ? Is it.possible.that our archetypical picture of certain subject prejudices the interest we would develop about it? For this could mean that the investigations in science could be under different archetypes oriented towards different topics???
Anyway, this may be too much for a young hedgehog wandering trough my botanical garden…….
When May comes after a long winter, it looks like green hues are painting the landscape all over the place.Since always you remember the spring smell of new leaves opening all over the forests, gardens, parks.And, indeed, when then first fresh green tiny leaves are unpacked from buds ,it again feels in spring of this year everything could be possible, even the almost forgotten smell of lilacs seems to become more as mere memory quite soon.And when then comes the first tiny spring rain,washing down leafy smell from the air,you feel spring is already evidently here ,but then you open the window and sweet smell of lilacs embraces you.There it is, lilacs in fool bloom , and now you know for sure, this spring is real……
“Open Window Lilacs Study 1886″ oil on Canvas,Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov, from:http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_297499/Valentin-Aleksandrovich-Serov/page-1
“The Lilac Bouquet” oil on Canvas, location: Private collection.Serkis Diranian, from:http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_80221/Serkis-Diranian/page-1
“The Bunch of Lilacs” oil on Canvas.James Jacques Joseph Tissot from:http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_253706/James-Jacques-Joseph-Tissot/page-1
“Gathering Lilacs” oil on Canvas Daniel Ridgway Knight, from:http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_324463/Daniel-Ridgway-Knight/page-1
“Lilacs” oil on Canvas Boris Kustodiev, from:http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_204631/Boris-Kustodiev/page-1
The bluebell woods are one of the most beautiful sights in spring. I was walking and talking with colleagues the other day and as we were exchanging long-range thoughts we entered this wood - everybody stopped talking....