Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Awakening

Not so long ago, it was winter. Brrrrr!
The frozen pond napped beneath a deep snowy blanket. It felt like we'd never feel warmth again.

But the Vernal Equinox brought sun back into our lives.
And my trusty yellow viola brought its own sunny look.

The Johnny-Jump-Ups began showing their cheery faces.
Hi, guys!

Heather blossoms appeared next to the granite boulders
adding to the feeling of the High Sierra in springtime.

Tiny bits of green began showing on the cutleaf lilac, and could those be flower buds?
Yep, these will be her first blossoms since I bought her two years ago as a little bare-root cutie.  I can hardly wait!

The creek is running again and the moving water attracts thirsty mourning doves and dirty robins in need of a good bath.
Personally I think they appreciate the rhodies I've provided. Fresh flowers add so much ambiance to any room, don't you think?

The Spring Peepers have begun tuning up for almost two weeks although they are very shy and we rarely catch a glimpse. (Or maybe our dogs make them nervous. They'd make me skittish if I was a frog.)

The water lilies have stirred from dormancy and we can see tiny leaves emerging. I've noticed that still water is difficult to photograph--it reflects the sky's mood and color. Taking pictures of things below the surface is even harder--my camera doesn't look below the surface at all well.
My red "Mother's Day" violets survived transplating (Yippee/big sigh of relief) and are the last of all my sweet violets to bloom.

Yep, things are definitely waking up around here. It's nice to have my garden back and even nicer to have flowers to admire while I clean up from winter and prepare for summer!

Cheerily happy to see the sun shine and have a warm Spring Break day,

Participating in My Romantic Home's Show-and-Tell Friday


  1. What beautiful flowers...I'm soooo HAPPY that SPRING is here...GOODBYE WINTER! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)


    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

  2. That photo of the heather on the rock is sooooo professionally done. That one is my favorite. Funny....I call johnny jump ups violas.

    My New Doll -my Show n Tell. I would really enjoy your company if you can drop by to visit me. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!