February 8, 2010

Longer Days

An intense red bloom has risen jauntily above the mass of geranium leaves, signaling that the days have lengthened. More buds have formed, and are slowly enlarging and unfurling towards the late winter light. The days are still cold, but the increase in daylight hours is a joyful sign of the spring to come.


  1. my geranium is doing the same thing - huge flower suddenly and the plant itself nearly doubled in size behind my back. it's a very old plant. does this every year but I forget.

  2. I am noticing it late in the afternoon when I suddenly realize that it's still light out and it's past 5 p.m. — a great feeling!