Thursday, April 16, 2009

spring blooms


solo post - L, Nikon

A week or so ago I posted a spring preview and said I would post when the azaleas were in full bloom. Well this is the only photo I have at the moment, but as you can see the azaleas are vibrant* red when the sun hits them just so. The trees now have their spring green leaves and the grass is at it's greenest ever; the red maples display a multitude of colors from light green to dark red; the hydrangeas that have looked dead all winter are now full of bright green leaves with the hopes of wonderfully large blooms in the summer; the viburnum is loaded with white blossoms that glow - I can see them from my kitchen window as I wash dishes at night. Everything looks the prettiest to me around 6pm when the late afternoon sun is in the direction I am facing taking this photo here, but unfortunately I haven't been getting home that early.
Oh, and I've noticed a new visitor to the bird feeder this week - the sweet little goldfinches - a sure sign of spring.
I hope to get some more photos over the weekend and get back on track with my blogging and visiting all of you - seeing whats blooming in your world.

*sort of looks like I have applied hue saturation to this photo - I didn't, it's sooc.

13 comments:

Georgia B. said...

bea-U-tiful!
there is nothing like azaleas!
you have a yard that would make me stop if i was driving by. so pretty!

ELK said...

glad for your color filled yard..your sweet visitor...hope your weekend is restful
...
elk

Gayle said...

Your yard is so beautiful! I love goldfinches. My dad used to have a special feeder with thistle (I think) in it for them. They were so wonderful to watch.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

My yard has so much catching up to do! Thanks for the reminder of what I have to look forward to :)

Claire said...

as a south african, spring has always somehow slipped by unnoticed as winter becomes summer almost immediately. being in ireland is a blessing in that i am experiencing the reality of a true spring. your photo and your garden speak of that which i am seeing all around me.

HuNnY aNd PoPpA LeWiS said...

Your azaleas are gorgeous and scream spring is on the way. I love the idea behind your blog--there's nothing quite like the relationship between a mom and daughter. Have an awesome day!

Char said...

I saw goldfinches dancing in the sun this week too...so amazing

beautiful colors!

SE'LAH... said...

Your garden is so cheerful.

Thanks for sharing.

Woman in a Window said...

Gorgeous! Not a bit of colour here, yet, except of course, brown.

Suvarna said...

You must be getting some nice warm weather, everything looks so lush. very vibrant red azaleas.

Jewels said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the splashes of color!

Andie said...

You wake up to that every morning???!!
Glorious.

Relyn said...

WOW!!!!!!!!

No words. Just WOW!

OK, maybe I'm a little envious. Just a little. I do miss the South.

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