Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

Oh the sweetness of the spring blossoms!

I already missed the purple crocus, they came and went quickly after a big storm.

The fragrant pink hyacynth has returned. This pic was captured right after a light rain when the sun first came back out. This was part of a spring Easter basket planter I received several years ago from my DH. I just planted the bulb in the fall and it has come up every spring ever since.









Pretty red tulips - caught before the deer ate them to bits, being the candy they are to them!











The daffoldils are popping up all over - and yay, the deer don't eat these!













We have 3 pear trees that shade the back of the house nicely (faces full west and all the shade we can get is needed in the summertime!) I love it is starting to blossom!










Such a blue cloudless sky!













We have planted over 50 trees on our 2 acres since we moved here - these pears were planted about 5 years ago and have really grown!











Another early spring/early fall favorite with a delicious scent is the viola. Soon the whole garden will show these wonderful flowers ranging from a bright purple to just a hint of it, like these first up. They are hardy and really grow and spread quickly. To some it is considered a curse because one does have to pluck them from the lawn now and then. I love them, they have the greatest freshest fragrance!










And look who we found on the newly blossomed forsythia:









Heading on over to the Cozy Home Scenes link party!





11 comments:

  1. Hi Michele, you showed my favorite hyacinth. The pretty pink ones are so pretty. It is supposed to be 84 degrees here today so lots of things should be popping out and blooming. Thanks for joining the party. See you soon!------ Shannon

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  2. I love hyacinths - outside. Their fragrance is wonderful when I'm sitting on the porch, but too overpowering for me in the house. They are such a harbinger of spring to me.

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  3. Its always exciting when the Spring flowers pop up. Non here yet but I'm anxiously awaiting !

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  4. The flowering Pear trees here are magnificent, Michele! I love them anyway and you would see quite a few on Long Island, but they are in abundance here! Some areas it almost looks like an allee of flowering pears. I just saw some beautiful pansies at Lowe's the other day. I was running in for something else, so I just noted them to come back for another day. Although, with the weather we've been having, I don't know that they will last too long! : )

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  5. Beautiful flowers, love bright spring colors. Springtime, my favorite. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers.

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  6. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are Beautiful of all your flowers!! and springtime is in the air all over right now. Thanks so much for your comments on my Easter Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  7. As kathy said, we have the pear trees here on LI, her former home, but you are way ahead of us.
    Looks very Springy there!
    Here from Cozy Home Scenes. Feel better!

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  8. Those pink blossoms are just yummy! I may have to go find a pear tree! Happy Spring!

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  9. What beautiful flowers and is that a little Lady Bug I see :)

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  10. Greetings Girlfriend....I am so jealous of all your gorgeous blooms. We still have snow here and I am so sick of it. And its 30 degrees...still. Please enjoy every little blossom for me would you. Maybe one of these days it will actually become spring here. I'm not holding my breath though.

    Nann

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  11. Isn't this weather crazy? Things are blooming everywhere. The daffodils are incredible and everyone's forsythia is bright yellow. My daughter lives in Columbus and actually mowed her lawn already. I am so not ready for that yet. :o) Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog. They are so appreciated. Oh by the way I love your header. :o)

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