I spent most of my weekend in slippers, in my third-floor study, writing and reading in preparation for Saturday’s symposium and two other academic presentations I have to give this summer. With only a few precious breaks–dinner with friends, a brief visit to the Salem Arts Festival, and several forays into my garden—I was immersed in witches and wonders. But the first foray into my garden brought me into a state of wonder as I saw that my Lady’s Slippers (18 of them this year!) had popped! Every few hours I took a break to gaze at them with adoration, and take pictures of course. The light was full of contrasts this weekend as rain threatened but never quite appeared (until last night), providing them with perfect opportunities to shine.
June 5th, 2017 at 7:46 am
Your photos are always so lovely! I love getting Steets of Salem!
June 5th, 2017 at 1:01 pm
Thank you so much for your comments, Alice.
June 10th, 2017 at 9:29 am
Isn’t it wonderful to see them come out? We’re always the last in our neighborhood to have our (few) roses come out, thanks to the limited sunlight, but the buds appeared this week and they are popping open!