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Well, the weather here in Colorado is very snowy and cold, as it is across much of the country (East coasters, looks like you're going to get it yet again!).  Yet Colorado Kossacks are going to be meeting this Sunday at a local restaurant and I encourage everyone to attend.  Sadly, I will be out of town, someplace warm.  

I hosted a gathering last fall and I'd like to host another pot luck this Spring so that people can come and enjoy my garden flowers.  It's a bit tricky to pinpoint when they're going to be at their peak, so I'm going to just go off last year's timing and hope that we're close.  We'll probably start the party in the early afternoon depending upon people's timing - we'll decide that once we have the date settled.

I invite Colorado COmmunity, Colorado Kossacks and associates and friends to come to my home in southwest Denver to enjoy flowers, food, drink and company.  Please let me know in the poll and comments when will work best for you and we'll try and schedule for maximum natural beauty.

We could think of flowers as this:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Or we could dream of how they've been in past years and look forward to warmer weather.


Last year, the view looking south with daffodils, tulip and hyacinths, and my neighbor's flowering peach and flowering pear in the background


Looking north


Close up of the happy crew


Narcissus/Narcissi?  Heck - Daffodillies

If the weather is like last year, we should be reaching a flowering peak around the end of March or beginning of April.  I am fortunate to have lots and lots of flowering trees and shrubs to go along with the ground flowers so that I have blossoms for most of the Spring, Summer and Fall.  My favorite flowering time, however is the Spring time of the year.  

Last year we had a number of folks come to enjoy the views, some political discourse (including with my neighbor, State Senator Irene Aguilar) and some delicious food, but there were mostly fruits and veggies to enjoy, with few flowers.  I'm going to have a poll and I'd like to invite people to answer in the poll and in comments when they'd be able to come visit for good food, excellent conversation, maybe some political discussions and some picture-worthy flowering vistas.

I'm probably not going to be around for comments, as I'm publishing this while out of town and with limited Internet, so please, talk amongst yourselves and I hope you can come to another potluck.  I'll leave you with one more picture - my flowering pear tree.


The bees will be buzzing

Originally posted to ColoTim on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Colorado COmmunity.


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