Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring has Sprung

Even though the wind is howling these warm temperatures and sun shine  are encouraging everything to bloom. I love looking out the kitchen door and seeing some color in the garden. It is difficult to stay indoors for very long with it being this warm.
I am not the only one that is enjoying the sun and warmer temperatures. 
Even many bugs have emerged. Bees, flies. It is nice to see them all. 
Trees are budding. By the end of this day the Redbuds will be open. This crabapple was planted only last year and it is all budded up. 
There is some pale blue grape hyacinths blooming their little heads off. Oh no, maybe it is the wind blowing their heads off. 
The first epimedium is blooming.  
The red, white and blue arrangement out front didn't quite turn out as I imagined but I am not complaining since they are so pretty no matter what the colors. 
The all white tulips are as they should be. This clump has multiplied this year. This makes me happy too. 
The wild violets are blooming up a storm too. Love seeing these cheerful little faces.
Who couldn't be happy when hearing the First of the Year House Wren singing at the top of his lungs on the patio this morning. 
I hope you are all having a good day. Have a great weekend too despite the rain and chill that is to move in. There will be more days like today.

24 comments:

  1. Oh ~ how lovely ~ flowers blooming ~ have a few here ~ love your doggie ~ great Spring shots!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. You have blooms! Beautiful blooms! We are greening slightly but had snow flurries this morning. Enjoyed the view of your yard 😊

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  3. It certainly looks like spring in your garden. Utterly miserable and wintry here today. Luckily I am going to an all day garden event which will let me dream of spring.

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    1. I know you will have a good time Linda. Try to forget about this miserable spring for the day.

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  4. Cold and bitter winds here as well. I am so ready for the weather to change but it does it slowly here. So nice to see flowers beginning to bloom in your garden!

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    1. Thanks Phillip. I too am ready to be able to go out without feeling like I might blow away.

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  5. Thanks for visiting again and having a great understanding about fur persons!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Wow, you are way ahead of me now! We had a couple of days of nice weather last week, but we're back to winter again this weekend. I wonder when it will ever end. Things are starting to bloom, but some are certainly struggling with the back-and-forth weather.

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    1. I hope this weather will eventually settle down. I am so ready for real spring weather. I hope you aren't buried in ice by now.

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  7. Gosh Lisa your epimedium is out, you are ahead of me now.
    I expect you may remember I love the little flowers they produce.
    They are amazing when you can get really close.

    Lovely to see Annie sitting on the lawn. She looks so majestic.

    Your garden is looking really pretty, everything is on the way up :)

    We have rain today. Last week was dull and cold, back to Winter again. It is said warm temperatures are expected on Wednesday.....here's hoping.

    BTW birds are taking the moss to line their nests ha!
    I can't help but laugh.

    Have a good week my friend.

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    1. Hi Cheryl, good to hear from you. It is to freeze tonight and be in the 30's tomorrow night. UGH... Can't wait for the true spring weather to come in and STAY. Those naughty birds. ha... I hope you have a good week too.

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  8. Lisa, I planted epimediums for the first time last year. This year, they bloomed, and I have loved their tiny little flowers and heart-shaped leaves. The leaves remind me of our redbuds which have already finished. The 24° freeze ended their party early. I'm glad yours are getting ready to bloom. It's fun to see where your garden is in relation to mine. We are the same in some ways and I'm ahead in others. My trout lilies are mush.~~Dee

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  9. Your garden is way ahead of mine, Lisa, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Love the little epimedeum blooms. I have two I planted the past couple of years and am so glad I did. Their blooms may be tiny, but so sweet! I did take advantage of the warmer days earlier this week to get out and work in the garden. Sophie and crew were so happy to be outside--they looked as relaxed as Annie does here:)

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  10. Thank goodness! This makes me think there's hope for the rest of us.

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  11. Hi Lisa, your dog is very noble-looking, and your tulips are lovely! Your images are so sunny and colorful; I think I know exactly how delighful your air spring feels!!

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  12. Lisa, it seems spring is everywhere, we have had +16 C (60 F). Your flowers popped up and colored your garden. Love your crabapple and tulips!
    Have a warm new week!

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  13. I'm glad to see spring has arrived in your area, Lisa, even if it comes with strong winds. I'm envious of the tulips, bulbs I've tried and failed to grow (repeatedly).

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  14. Your pretty blooms are a welcomed sight Lisa. It has been a very delayed spring here. We went from two days in the 70's to monsoon like rains and down into he 40's, but the warmer days made all the blooms come! Those tulips are wonderful!

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  15. Spring sprung looks great, but my favorite photo is your dog.

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  16. Lisa girl I love that picture of the epimedium ! gorgeous !
    And to hear a house wren .. now that would cheer me up tremendously.
    BUT ? since Friday (yes the 13th) we have been under winter storm warnings of freezing rain/snow .. it has been somiserable here you can't even imagine .. worst "Spring??" EVER !
    Garden PA put out an extra feeder for the poor Goldfinches .. we are trying to feed what ever we can with seed.
    I don't want to think of how many plants I am going to lose at the very least what my Japanese maples are going to do...
    I am happy for you though .. a little Spring heaven over there !

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  17. Thank goodness for spring's warm days. What a sweet picture of your garden helper enjoying the sun! Beautiful blooms!

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  18. Dear Lisa,
    lovely to see that spring has arrived in your garden! It´s a wonderful feeling, isn´t it!? Enjoy your pretty flowers!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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