Sunday, March 14, 2010

Today's Flowers: Raindrops on daffodils and spring unfolding

I'm enjoying the spring weather and flowers, rain and all.
Some of the daffodils are opening up into full blooms while others are still buds.


Such a treat to walk outside and see more and more flowers joining the spring show.


I don't mind the rain because I know how important spring rain is to see us through the summer months.
Every day I see more and more sights and my nose picks up new delightful fragrances.


I love periwinkle (shot above) and am glad to see the first of the blooms.


It's still early spring and I'm glad there aren't too many later spring flowers ahead of themselves because we won't be clear of cold nights until the later part of April, on average.


It is fun to continue to see something new everytime I walk around my yard.


The helleoborus (lenten rose) above and below has done pretty well in spite of getting way ahead of itself in the winter.


Last year, spring in general started too early and there was a lot of damage done by very cold temperatures but this year is more on schedule.


It's nice to see the groundcovers begin to have their tiny blooms (shot below).


I feel like the colorful flowers are like a burst of sunshine on the ground to counteract the cloudy skies.


I'm not in a hurry for summer so it suits me fine that we are still having some chilly weather although it's beginning to warm up a bit more each day.


I guess I'll end with one more shot of rain soaked daffodils.


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Squirrel said...

Great display of Spring unfolding. I am oh so jealous that you are seeing all this color.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: What a neat display, you are so much further ahead of my area.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos, Carver. I love the periwinkle and daffoldils are a favorite of mine too.

DeniseinVA said...

As long as I don't float away I enjoy the rain too :) It adds a beautiful dimension to these wonderful flowers. Thank you very much for sharing and have a great week.

Regina said...

All are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing

Have a wondeful springtime.

Ebie said...

Love the freshness of the raindrops on those blooms in your garden!

Yellows brighten up the day!

Grace Olsson said...

very nice macro shots.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Simply Gorgeous!

My entry. Have a blessed Sunday!

Gunilla said...

Great shots of all the Spring flowers.
I´m waiting for the snow ti go away and all the flowers to grow.

Have a nice week


Rambling Woods said...

beautiful..Reading from my couch...catching up...Michelle

Laerte Pupo said...

Nice, the spring is caming.

Thanks for sharing.

mommanator said...

great pics & raindrops. I love spring in the northeast, maybe I will see some of it when I travel there this week!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful series of early spring flowers and plant.
Lovely pictures!

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth;
without rain, there would be no life.
- John Updike

Maria said...

A wonderful display of Spring flowers!
I'm also longing to see the first bloosoms here in Austria where the frost has ceised only a few days ago!
Have a nice week!

eden said...

Those are beautiful Spring blooms. Love the droplets. Really great images.

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely lovely ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Arija said...

You have so many lovely flowers already there to gladden any heart. Exploring in an early spring garden is one of the great joys of life.

Stephany said...

Your daffodils and periwinkles are lovely, Carver! Looking forward to seeing the helleoborus when it's ready. Have a great week!

Cezar and Léia said...

These flowers are so beautiful, thanks a lot for sharing!

Alice Audrey said...

You've already got flowers? Ah, well, I only ever had grass to begin with.

Smalltown RN said...

oh you have capture early spring at it's finest...wonderful photos!

Voyager said...

These photos in the rain are so beautiful. They would likely be as pretty if taken in sunshine by your hand, but the drops on the flowers are so much more evocative of spring.