Thursday, April 8, 2010

Waking after a long winter's nap...

The first signs of spring are blossoming all over our little yard. And after the long, cold New England winter we just went through, they are a very welcome sight!


A lone Daffodil has blossomed in the Iris patch (which has yet to blossom).


One of our Maple trees is sprouting new crimson growth...


... while another Maple tree is sending forth spring green growth.


The Clematis vine made it through the long winter and is sprouting new growth non-stop.

And these little blue flowers by the garden gate are in full bloom.


I planted these so many years ago that I don't even remember what they are! As you can see, we've had some windy days leaves everywhere...


The Rhododendrum bushes are covered with buds! It will be so beautiful when everything is blossoming! I am so grateful that spring has finally arrived!


And last but not least, my psychedelic girls in an Easter photo taken on their Apple/MAC laptop... They kind of match the eggs we dyed that day - so bright and colorful!!
Wishing you all a gorgeous spring day!
Donna

14 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Love your spring pictures. The little blue flowers are my favorite. Your girls sound like mine. They are always taking crazy pictures of themselves.

Connie said...

Yeaaaaaa for spring and yeaaaaaa for your daughter being smart enough to get a Mac, sugar!!! I've had them for years and never a problem...ever....
xoxo,
Connie

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Wow, I just look at your weight loss total - YAY for you! Love all the blooms and buds too - Happy Spring!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your garden is always so beautiful in the Spring. I can't wait to see in full bloom.

Hope all is well for you in your part of the world.

Hugs,
Joanne

Angela said...

I forgot to mention..awesome job on the weight release...way to go girl!

Angela said...

That was a totally cool picture of your girls...Loved the tour of your garden....It's a raining today..on and off all day..good for the plants..Thank God we were able to go for a walk, the daycare children and I before the rain. It was a very SLOW walk..we had to say hi to all the worm and slug family's we found on the side walk..and there was TONS..lol

Diva Kreszl said...

it is so lovely when the earth awakens from her long deep slumber!

Sue said...

The lonesome daffodil says it all, the beginnings of Spring!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Love your flowers. Isn't spring wonderful?

Donna said...

Hoo-RAY for spring!

*Ulrike* said...

Thank goodness we are now seeing green! And other colors that are so cheerful! It won't be long before you will see more...here we have so much pollen it is giving everything a color!

Chatelaine said...

Spring finally! We deserve it. The weather has been beastly all year!

Cool photo of the girls. My sister has a Mac, she's the creative one.

Yes, congrats on the weight loss. I am starting a diet next week. All my summer clothes don't fit.

Claudia said...

The girls look very psychedelic! I feel the same as you - these signs of life in the garden are so wonderful!

I've had to rake quite a bit - it seems that there are always leaves somewhere on this property!

xo
Claudia

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh I am so glad you are getting some pretty Spring things Donna(:) Love the pics and the gate is wonderful- I wan-it(:) hugs,Patty