Saturday, April 24, 2010

Breath of Spring

I was out in my yard yesterday taking a few
photographs of my flowers
and I wanted to share them with you.

Lilacs are my favorite spring flower and these
are just starting to open. We have five bushes now
and I am so excited to see them all in bloom this year!
There will be purple, lavender and white blossoms
along with a lacey dwarf Korean lilac.

{note the splashes of yellow in the background...
those pesky dandelions. lol. }

This wild geranium always puts on a
pretty show for me.

This is a gorgeous blossom
on one of our apple trees.

Beautiful white pear tree blossoms. More stunning lilacs.

I love my bleeding heart plants.
They usually get huge, but they didn't get as
big this year.
I wonder if it is because of less rain.

Last, but not least...
I think these phlox almost look fake in this photo,
but they are real as real can be.

Enjoy your Saturday and have a
gorgeous weekend.



Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Lovely pics, Sandi! Enjoy! ♥

A Cottage Muse said...

So lovely...thanks for sharing. We have been doing some work outside and had to dig up my front flower garden and move them around the house. Not too many made it. Hopefully they will bloom next year!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous assortment of spring blooms! Thank you for sharing!

Sheila said...

WOW all of your flowers are stunning. I have a few azelias blooming but the hydrangeas are blooming but not big enough yet to show their colors.. Thanks for sharing and doing all that wonderful photography.

Irene said...

How wonderful, Sandi, I too love lilacs. Great blooms, wonderful scent. Have a great weekend.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Oooooooooooooooh! Great photos!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Sandi... such beautiful photos of your blossoms and blooms... I adore Lilacs too, they are one of my all~time favorites, and I love that they bloom here on my birthday in May... I like to think they are God's birthday gift to me... xoxo Julie Marie

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sandi~
Your garden is so pretty. Ive been duing to get some work done outside but have been so busy with other things. By the time I catch up spring will be over, lol!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi! Gorgeous lilacs.I love the color of the first one.I have the bleeding heart its so pretty I think.

Have a great weekend!

Lady Farmer said...

Beautiful flowers, Sandi! It's always fun to take a tour of a friends garden!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy!!
My lilacs are just about opened & my bleeding hearts are splendid!!
We just made another Fairy house for my step-mother!! Turned out great......

Elyse said...

so beautiful, sandi. can you please come and help me with my yard? it's the eye sore of the street! LOL


Miss Gracie's House said...

oh, I can just smell them...lilacs are my fave too...anyday now...I can't wait!
Happy, blessed Sunday!


Love all your gorgeous blooms you have shared with us. I am still patiently waiting here in Mi. for things to open up... won't be long now.

Chrissy said...

Oh my your a good few weeks ahead of us...I can hardly wait for my lilacs to bloom! Lovely post,all the best,Chrissy

Marydon Ford said...

Did ya' miss me?!, sweet friend.

The dandelions gives such a lovely depth to your pics Sandi. Lilacs, roses & violets are my favs, also.

I got this hair brained idea a couple years ago to take out over 80' of lilacs to create a 'new' garden look ... & have regretted so getting ready to put them back in ...

Have a beautiful week, sweetie. I sure missed you!!!
TTFN ~ Hugs in love, Marydon

June said...

Sandi you have definitely gotten the hang of your new camera, because these photos are amazing my friend. Just gorgeous! I love all your flowering trees and flowers. i am still a few weeks away from any blooms so I am just going to sit here and drink yours in.