Wednesday 14 April 2021
Silver Heart, (Brunnera macrophylla), As A Flower Plant, Front Porch, Eugene, Oregon

One stem of the Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) grew straight up and was terminated by a cluster of flowers. The leaves of the Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) have a distinct design that will turn silver as they develop into larger leaves. The Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) featured tiny blue, five lobed flowers. A Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) plant was potted on the front porch on a tall plant stand. It dried up and vanished over the winter, but had sprung right back in the spring.
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Tuesday 13 April 2021
Red Parrot Tulip, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon

The red parrot tulip was just beginning to bud in the circular back yard garden. Unlike other tulips, the red parrot bud was a little bit ugly. The petals of the red parrot tulip had turned almost completely red. The bud of the red parrot tulip turned a combination of red and green as it grew ready to bloom. A red parrot tulip was completely open and faced the afternoon sun. A red parrot tulip had opened just enough for its stamen to become visible inside. A red parrot tulip began to open, it resembled a red parrot screaming.
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Monday 12 April 2021
Denver in 1996, As A Named Person, Location Unknown

Denver posed while holding a fuzzy bear in one hand and a blue plastic bag in the other hand. She posed in a forest with her father wearing a "Turkey Walk" t-shirt. and her sister Katy (now Benny) wearing a 10 sweatshirt..
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Sunday 11 April 2021
More Amber Glow Tulips, As A Form Of Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon

Two of the front garden tulips opened their petals later that same day. The display was dramatic. Two early tulips of different heights had just bloomed in the front garden. They remained closed. Six Amber Glow tulips bloomed at random locations around a patch of dirt at the front of our property. They provided a welcome splash of warmth early in the 2021 spring season. Behind and to the right, leaves of lilies were beginning to grow. The first tulip of the season glowed in the sunlight of morning. Notice how its leaves curled.
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Saturday 10 April 2021
Ice Princess Tulip, As A Form Of Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon

The view looking down inside the first Ice Princess tulip to bloom on the side of a driveway. The first of several Ice Princess tulips bloomed on one side of the driveway. A dozen more were planted and would also bloom soon.
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Friday 9 April 2021
Poppy Leaf, As A Form Of Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon

The leaves of a California poppy were already rising up in a raised planter box in the side yard.
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Thursday 8 April 2021
Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus), As A Form Of Bush, Eugene, Oregon

These rosemary plants had narrow pointed, evergreen leaves. The flower grew at the end of a stem. The contrast of the lavender flower with those leaves could be quite dramatic. A wider photograph shows the rosemary bushes position at the rear of the front garden raised bed. They are evergreen and stay a lovely green the year round. The flowers on these rosemary plants were a lovely purple. They were tiny flowers that grew in a cluster. Three Rosemary bushes grew in a tight cluster at the rear of the front yard raised garden bed. The sharply pointed leaves can be used to give food a flavor.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021
Mint Kenilworth Ivy (Cymbalaria), Groundcover, As A Form Of Plant, Eugene, Oregon

The leaf of the Mint Kenilworth Ivy had a rippled edge and were attached to a single vertical stem just below the flowers. Notice a single ladybug on a leaf in among the flowers. The Mint Kenilworth Ivy groundcover, growing in our front raised-garden bed, formed low rolling mounds of green and blue. The flower of the Mint Kenilworth Ivy were lovely bluish violet with delicate stamen in the center. The oldest section of Mint Kenilworth Ivy grew fewer flowers and tended to look a bit brown.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021
Dwarf Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), As A Form Of Bush, Eugene, Oregon

One of two Dwarf Black Chokeberry plants in the side yard between box hedges. This one survived its first winter and had begun to grow in earnest. The other of two Dwarf Black Chokeberry plants in the side yard between box hedges. This one barely survived its first winter, yet had begun to grow in its second spring.
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Monday 5 April 2021
More Blue Shade Anemone, As A Garden Plant, Eugene, Oregon

At the end of day, the small flowers fold closed and await the next day's sunshine. A cluster of Blue Shade Anemone with small flowers that resemble daises. Although modest in their first year, they will spread to become a lovely ground cover. Another patch of Blue Shade Anemone was planted between two box hedges, alongside the path at the side of the house. These were more clearly like daisies. Also notice how the sunlight faded the label behind this plant. This year we will use oil-based paint markers to label plants.
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Sunday 4 April 2021
Happy Easter! -- Reprise: Egg Shapes As Found Art

A glass bowl of egg shaped Christmas ornaments was on display in a store window in the Embarcadero Center. A tiny image of the photographer taking this picture was captured in multiple reflections. Behind the photographer, and outside the window behind were blue sky and trees. A tree decorated for a birthday appeared to have plastic fruit shaped like eggs. The apparent fruit was actually thin plastic which split horizonally through the middle. At the time, a gentle tap revealed the eggs were empty.
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Saturday 3 April 2021
Grace Ward Lithodora Leaves, (Glandora diffusa), As A Flowering Plant, Back Garden, Eugene, Oregon

The leaves of the Grace Ward Lithodora plant has small leaves covered with tiny spikes that make it appear fuzzy. New growth was evident even in early spring. One of our four Grace Ward Lithodora plants also survived a windy, rainy and cold winter. It is a low growing plant that will later display blue flowers.
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Friday 2 April 2021
Peony Leaves, As A flowering Plant, Front Garden, Eugene, Oregon

The peony plant grows with straight red stems with sprout red leaves. The green hoops are there to support the plant when it later flowers because those flowers will be heavy and huge. As the leaves began to unfurl, they became a paler red than the stems and will eventually turn green. This green hoop was too small for the number of stems growing.
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Thursday 1 April 2021
Goose Green Daffodil, As A flowering Plant, Front Garden, Eugene, Oregon

The petals of this new front-yard daffodil formed a six-pointed, pale yellow star. Inside that star was a reddish-orange cone, in the center of which deep yellow stamen were surrounded by a ring of black. The Goose Green daffodil grew alongside a Grey concrete goose. The Goose Green daffodil was a smaller daffodil. Its size made is seem delicate and weak, but its coloration created a dramatic impact.
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