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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today's Flowers: My garden has sprung


There is so much in bloom at my house that I hardly know where to begin.
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I guess I'll begin with my favorite variety of narcissus which is blooming. Apparently it's also a favorite of some critter because it's petals are being eaten.
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I took a shot at dusk of my camellias (left bush below) and peiris japonica (right bush below) because as it grew dark they almost looked like they were covered in snow puffs.
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Below is a daytime close-up of the Pieris Japonica blooms. Bill gave me that bush the first Christmas after my Dad died which was 24 days after his death. I kind of think of it in part as a memorial to my Dad.
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Over a couple of late afternoons last week I photographed the moon through a couple of flowering trees which was fun. Below is one with the moon and pink magnolia.
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The redbud in flower laces the sky but it also amuses me how it forms small flowers on the thick bark of the main part of the tree too.
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Then above the thick bark the thin branches in flower form the view I associate more with the redbud in flower.
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I'm so glad that such a variety of narcissus are in bloom because they are so lovely to smell as well as to see.
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I'll end with a cheerful yellow variety which makes me think of sunshine on a stem.
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For more flowers around the world, please visit the home of today's flowers.

31 comments:

Randi said...

Gorgeous shots of your spring flowers!
Now I can tell you that I have ordered a Redbud tree from my local plantshop. He will buy it in Holland. I really hope the Redbud will like the climate here...*smile*. I just have to try!

Regina said...

How wonderful to see blooms all around you. Great and beautiful surroundings!
Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy the springtime.

Carletta's Captures said...

Wonderful shots of all your lovely blooms!
You are a little ahead of us. I think by next week I'll have lots of blooms as well.
So sorry something is nibbling on the narcissus.
I'll have to check my redbud. I've not noticed the bark growing flowers.
Have a great week Carver!

Denise said...

Fantastic series of flowers here. I loved the tree with the flowers sprouting out of it, and also your moon shot but truly all your photos are delightful. Have a great week Carver.

JJ said...

What a lovely spring garden. Enjoyed my visit
JJ

EG Wow said...

Wonderful, Carver. I wish my gardens looked like yours right now!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Quite a nice parade of flowers. I have never had anything eat the Daffodils around here. I wonder what is was.

Sandy Kessler said...

wet and sparkling so lovely sandy

Kathy said...

What a lovely sampler of spring flowers and blossoming trees you have shared. Where I live we don't have redbud trees and I do miss them so as I grew up in a part of the country where this time of the year the woods were full of redbud and dogwoods.

Thanks for visiting my place.

MedaM said...

This is beautiful collection of spring flowers. All your photos are delightful but I like the most your narcissus photos, the one with the buds on the bark of the tree and the photo with the red bud against lovely blue sky and with the moon.

Tyra i Vaxholm said...

Lovely post Carver, that narcissus is one of my favourites as well, the fragrance is so wonderful.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

the 2 first are, simply, marvelous.
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/03/happy-easter-at-flowers-from-today/

chubskulit said...

Wow, you have so many beautiful blooms now. I haven't seen any here in my yard.

Wandering Jew

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow, so many gorgeous flowers in your yard, lucky you! I can see why you don't know where to begin, they're all so pretty! love the red bud, I was one blooming yesterday. great shots !

Stephany said...

Great series of photos, Carver! They are all beautiful.

Pat said...

Gorgeous photos--they put a spring in my step just looking at them (well, after I get up from the computer). I love the photo of the redbud tree with litle flowers popping right out of the trunk---I've never seen that before!

eden said...

Those are beautiful Spring blooms. I love the image with the moon on it. Great shots as always.

Cher' Shots said...

All the pics are great but the redbuds with the moon is fantastic. I had redbuds when I lived in Missori. I miss them now that I live up north.

SandyCarlson said...

Your flowers are dreamy, to say the least. All the dafs make my day.

Jama said...

Gorgeous flowers! your garden must be looking lovely right now.

Arija said...

All the flowers in this post except the redbud are also in my mountain garden.
The first narcissus, is it perfumed?

Lovely photos.

Flowers said...

I bet they smell as wonderful as they are beautiful! Great photoing! Yoru blog brighten up my day.

RuneE said...

Your garden is in a much more advanced state than ours :-) The narcissus was nice indeed.We may have them in a week or three....

Patti said...

Fabulous shots! I was intrigued with each and every one of them!

Alice Audrey said...

I'm so jealous. We're still in the mud phase of Spring.

I gave you the Sunshine Award today.

Jeanne said...

Carver--I didn't know that redbud put blooms out on the trunk! That's really interesting. I don't think it's a tree we have here.

Jeanne

Arija said...

Thanks for checking the scent. Aren't you glad my question sent you out to discover that? It is my favourite too.
I'm sure that is the flower Narcissus was turned into because he was so vain.

Gel said...

what a treat! Tree bark, and pretty flowers. Spring is showing so prettily here.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

the bark of that tree is amazing! i love that the flowers are after a spring rain. we are about ready to have some incoming rain any minute.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Very lovely blooming flowers...
great captures...all are stunning :)

NicoleB said...

Those are gorgeous!