May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, so the saying goes.    Finally we are having some signs of spring here after what must be the longest winter ever.   Midway through April and nothing but single digit temperatures, flurries and freezing rain.  The flowers were up and trying to be brave but why bloom when you can hide.   But today it rained, a soft spring rain, destined to bring the first new fuzz out on the trees, a shade of green that is impossible to describe.  new spring green birch trees

Here’s some proof that warm weather is on it’s way.

Forsythia and Siberian Squill,Forsythia and Blue Flowers

Siberian Squill

Purple Vinca,Purple flowers and tulips

purple vinca

Purple Vinca and Orange Tulips

I like the mixture of colors in this clump of tulips, so cheerful to see while walking on a rainy spring day.

Tulips

This is the best time of year for lazy gardeners, as mother nature is doing all the work. 

All the fruits of last years fall plantings are bursting forth, and we can just sit back and enjoy the show.

Pink tulip

my favorite pink tulip

 

 

The final sign, the love birds are back and nesting.   They arrived during the last ice storm and had that nest assembled practically overnight, hence the messy job.  It was so cold they must have felt the need for some extra layers.  They need to do some spring cleaning and so do I, but first a cup of tea on the deck to listen to the birds and gaze at nature’s masterpiece.

Postscript:  for more pretty flower pics see last weeks post Among the Daffodils

Daffodils and hyacinths

 

 

5 thoughts on “May Flowers

    • thehomeplaceweb says:

      They are not all mine….some belong to my neighbors! The magnolia belongs to the neighbor across the street, and is my least favorite flowering tree, but the apple blossoms (my favorite) are not out yet, maybe in a few days. I’ve been outside so much the past two weeks I’ve slacked off with the blogging, so pretty pictures are the only thing in the forecast!

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      • Chomeuse with a Chou says:

        Pretty pictures are always appreciated 🙂 our apple blossom is just over, bit done we planted our trees in December they are basically sticks in the ground and didn’t have much blossom to speak of. I do love Apple blossom though.

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