Let there never be forgot,
that once there was a spot,
for one brief, shining moment
that was known as Camelot.
~Lerner and Lowe, 1960
The line above from the Broadway musical makes a statement that in fact there was a Camelot, and many people, including President John F. Kennedy, seemed to believe that it was a real time and place in history. Real or not so real, it was the legendary, marvelously magical time and place of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. For me it’s magical moments in time when things ever so extraordinary and good are happening in the awakening landscape. Then sadly when they get nipped in the bud by a bitter, cold snap, it’s a betrayal of sorts not unlike what brought an end to the glory of Camelot. Such is what happened night before last to the pretty babies in the photographs. But I shall not curse late February for telling the traitorous lies that led to their demise; instead I rejoice that they came at all. Even if only for a few days their “brief, shining moment” in the garden’s “kingdom of Camelot” was stunningly beautiful.
By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast. ~Job 37:10 ✝
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Dear Natalie. So sorry to hear about frost on your budding beauties. It happens here in Maine far too often… Still, there is always new hope budding nearby. This has been a hard winter for many in the US and around the globe… As the Good Lord SPRINGS up our HOPES: may each one of us hold on tight. Thanks for sharing. Love, Bette
Thank you, Bette. It as been a hard winter for sure. I love your line “As the Good Lord SPRINGS up our HOPES: may each one of us hold on tight.” Love, Natalie 🙂
Joy cometh in the morning and your “morning” will be here soon and it will finally stay!!! The blooms will be back. 🙂
These blooms won’t be back until next year, but others will take their places even if it takes a while longer now.
Hugs, Natalie 🙂
the same for my hydrangeas –the last ice storm sent all hope of blooming away for this year. I’m fearful that they may have been killed. We cut back shrubbery Sunday and it looks as if several of my long standing blooming bushes may not have survived. . .the Texas ice storm has just arrived, but fortunately by now, it is just a very cold rain—yes, there will be joy—for us all at some point in the near future and I am counting the hours 🙂
I should amend that to “new” blooms or at least bright new leaves 😉
Oh, I’m so glad it’s just a cold rain for you guys. I haven’t even checked on my hydrangeas. I looked at my lenten rose and flowering quince today and was sad to see that they had been plundered too. I want it to be winter when it supposed to be, and February’s unseasonable warmup here is what caused all this to start happening way, way too early. All the new grow on my roses looks to be lost as well. So things were not only lost but all has been set back too. i wondering now how much of the spring blooms we’ll even get to see.
Oh well, this too shall pass. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
I used to have a wisteria that covered the whole side wall of the house. Some years it would get to bloom and others the flowers would just get to the point of opening and then be struck down by frost. Heartbreaking.
Thank you, Jessica. That’s happened with my wisteria before. It is heartbreaking! Sooner or later spring will come! Blessings, Natalie 🙂