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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's Flowers: Looking Back through 2009 Flowers

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This post will be more like yesterday's flowers than today's flowers but I thought it would be fun to look back through some of my earlier flower shots in 2009. Above are my climbing roses which are the first to bloom and first to stop blooming each year. They grow in front of my storage building (which is painted green) and my greenhouse (which is clear).

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The tulips and last of my daffodils (second shot) were blooming in April. The roses shot was taken in early May. The roses continued to bloom until June when my other rose varieties were just starting to bloom. I've posted my later roses recently so I'll continue on back through the earlier season.

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The irises above are one of my favorite flowers which bloom in April, sometimes in May depending on the year. I also like the darker purple irises below which also bloom in April and May.

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I have a lot of different varieties of daffodils and narcissus and this year I was glad that some of them were later blooming than others.

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The daffodils and narcissus staggered their blooms from early March into April.

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My early blooming daffodils and narcissus were bowed down by snow this year. I was pretty sentimental though when we had snow on the ground and daffodils blooming March 2 , because it reminded me of 1985 when I went into labor with my daughter.

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When we left for the hospital there was still snow on the ground but after my daughter was born on March 2, 1985 the daffodils all bloomed just for her. I thought about that this year when we had snow and daffodils on her birthday.

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Next week I'll probably return to posting what's in bloom now but since the same flowers have been blooming on and off for months now I thought a change of pace would be a nice change. Especially since I didn't join Today's Flowers until after the spring flowers were replaced with summer.

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25 comments:

Pasyalera said...

Great shots. And those are really lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing! :D

Gill - That British Woman said...

you mentioned the "S" word!!! Not good...LOL

I ordered some spring bulbs a while back, so they should be coming this next month ready to plant.

Gill in Canada

Carletta said...

A beautiful photo essay Carver!
I don't have much left blooming in my yard. I'll have to start posting what was pretty soon.

Ebie said...

The garden flowers are beautiful, and I guess its just as good to reminisce the yesterday's blooms. I love the last shot,with the snow!

Gunilla said...

Beautiful flowers. Great shots.
Thanks for sharing

Gunilla in Sweden

Minie said...

that's a lot of pretty flowers, love its different colors.

Grace Olsson said...

GreaT SHOT, DEAR
CONGRATS
Have a nice sunday
graceolsson.com/blog

Regina said...

All are pretty!

VALKYRIEN said...

Your post is a reminder to me, that soon I will have to start posting flowers from the arcive! Lovely spring flowers!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I enjoyed your 2009 flower retrospective. I'm not ready for one yet, though. Can't let go of summer!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! Soon we will be looking forward to spring again, won't we?

guild-rez said...

All flower pictures are beautiful,
yesterday, today or tomorrow.
Let's enjoy the beauty of the flowers as long as we can,
Gisela

i beati said...

Such wonderful memories - put them on your screensaver

Arija said...

I love your daffodills coming up through the snow.

Arija said...

I love your daffodills coming up through the snow.

Rosamaria said...

You certainly have a beautiful garden, Carver!

Thanks for your visit and have a nice week!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

What a DELIGHTFUL array of flowers past in today's post. Looking at them reminds ME of flowers in bloom earlier this year in my garden. Excellent idea ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Rambling Woods said...

This is a really nice idea Carver. I like to keep track and since fall is on the way, I am already looking back at summer...sigh... Michelle

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed the springtime snow. Late summer reminds me how much I love autumn and winter, funny enough. And spring seems so far away. Thanks for the beautiful reminders.

napaboaniya said...

The Irises flowers are of beautiful shade of blue :)

Will be nice if there's snow and daffodils on ur daughter's birthday every year :)

mimi said...

wonderful shot of a beautiful different flowers and colors.

Tulip said...

pretty flowers in your garden.

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Cezar and Léia said...

These pictures are wonderful!Thanks so much for sharing so lovely flowers with us!
Léia

Ayie said...

i never really liked flowers much, just not too fond of them but i simply can't resist lovely blooms like these!

Judy said...

What a wonderful idea - going back to spring, when the flowers were so different from what is blooming now!!!