Bitter with the Sweet

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Our premature spring in Northern Virginia showed off its harbingers almost side by side:

Crocus

The tiny promise of warmer days, Crocus Chryanthus.

 

 

 

 

And summer’s threat of weeds unending, Cardamine hirsuta, the hairy bittercress.

 

Weed-Hairy Bittercress2

And so we take the bitter with the sweet.