A Good Home, Spring, Spring garden

Spring Has Sprung….

Blog Photo - Iris and Trillium

“Spring has sprung, the grass is ris

I wonder where the birdies is!”

They is all in my garden.  Or on window sills, cooing softly each morning.

Blog Photo - Dove looks back

Gathering twigs to build nests, lying on eggs inside their houses, chasing off squirrels and other pests from their nests.

Blog Photo - Tulips Pink2

Along with flowering bulbs of various colours — some truant, some close together.

Blog Photo - Tulip stray in Garden bed

The rain has kept everything blooming longer this spring.

Blog Photo - Tulip red and yellow CU

Blog Photo - Trillium CU

Blog Photo - Trillum Group

And speaking of rain:

Blog Photo - Stream between trees

There is a river in the valley just below our garden. It was a stream, but since early May, it’s looked like this. 

Blog Photo - Stream in May 2

That’s how much rain we’ve had! It’s feeling like Ireland around here in Southern Ontario.

I won’t mention the mosquitoes, though. I simply won’t. Except to God, whom I occasionally ask: “Give me ONE good reason for mosquitoes, God! Just ONE!”

 

 

A Good Home, Spring garden

Scenes From Early Spring

After the way I carried on about the slow arrival of Spring, I’m thankful to be able to share these scenes from my garden:

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Blue Pot and Chair

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Solo trillium

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Trillium duo

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Robin Egg

I assume Mother Robin is sheltering little Robin birdies in this nest under our deck…

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Robin on nest

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 pink and blue flowers

Pulmonaria (Lungwort) is a lovely sight in spring, with its blue and pink flowers.

The trees below are in my favourite heritage district (in Bowmanville, Ontario). In spring, blue scilla carpets many of the lawns, and some magnolia trees are as tall as the houses. My photography skills don’t do them justice:

Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Magnolia Bowmanville
Blog Photo - Spring 2018 Magnolia Pair

Happy Spring, everyone!

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A Good Home, Garden Humour, Spring, Weather

Spring?

The biggest, fattest snowflakes (snow dollops?) of the season arrived yesterday, like cold water in the face of Spring.

I’m no poet, but these verses are meant to make you smile:

https://cynthiasreyes.com/2015/03/13/a-winters-tail/

https://cynthiasreyes.com/2014/03/29/our-lady-spring/

A Good Home, Seasons Change, Spring, Spring garden

Reminders of Springs Past

 

Birdhouse by Jean Long

I’ve always wondered what this bird is saying — atop one of Jean Long’s clever bird feeder creations. (“Time for more food!”)

Blog Photo - Garden short flowers in front forget-me-nots

Pale blue forget-me-nots.

Blog Photo - Lilacs and forget Me Nots

‘Mama’s Garden’ in early-mid Spring.

Blog Photo - New Year's Poem Maple Leaves

Japanese maple leaves in the Spring rain.

Blog Photo - Big wisteria blooms

Fat, fragrant double blooms on our Wisteria vine.

Blog Photo - Garden - Low flowers in front of tulips

Spring flowers together…..

Blog Photo - Gail's garden - implements on tray

But we must do the work….

Blog Photo - Allium

I love the purple globes of giant Allium.

Blog Photo - Rainy Branches over Hosta

The Weigela is so soaked, its branches are almost touching the ground.

And, below, the gorgeous purple-blue pansy.

Blog Photo - pansies - blue CU

Happy Spring, everyone. We’ve had rain, grey skies, and the stream out back has turned into a rushing river. But I’ll take it: Welcome, Spring!

Flower Photos by H. Grange.