Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flowers; or The Return of Spring

There is color, bloom, and fragrance in the air everywhere. My gardens and those in Marysville are abloom, more pastels and the occasional shocking pink show up every day.

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And as soon as they bloom, they form carpets of petals on the ground. One rainstorm and the magnolia is bare, the cherry blossoms create a path for winter weary feet. Daffodils droop and iris bleed, but they will be replaced by the flowers of summer - roses and lavender, hollyhocks and cosmos.

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Though never really gone, the robins and chipmunks hop along doing their spring business. Nests are built and worms are eaten. The animals return to their business as they join us in awakening from their winter slumber.

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Welcome spring.

15 comments:

Corinne said...

Those are such gorgeous photos... we're starting to get flowers... I can't wait until they're all in full bloom :)

Char said...

what a gorgeous set of shots! yay spring

faith76 said...

Lovely spring photo's. Spring is a lovely season x

Leah x

Lois Evensen said...

Ah, yes, Spring is here. So nice.

Myrna R. said...

I do welcome Spring and I love the pictures you display. They made me feel happy. Thanks Erin.

Ms. Becky said...

lovely collages! you have many more flowers blooming that we here, but all in good time. have a great week!

Ott, A. said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I love the softness of them and the colors!!!

Lana said...

Spring around here is coming in snippets and glimpses, but I cherish every splash of color I find! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

Sharon said...

Love the little animal photos!

Angela Felsted said...

We have a cherry blossom tree in our backyard. It's gorgeous. I love spring!

sara said...

Hooray for spring! We spend a lot of time outside now with Pie marveling at all the new and wonderful sights. She runs around pointing and asking "whatzzat?" faster than I can answer!

Title Loans said...

These images make me so very happy. I've been waiting for Spring for SOOOO long just like the rest of us and it's finally here! Are you excited, too?
Ava

Serene said...

Hey Erin, this is so poetic and the pictures are awesome. Have a happy mother's day tmr! :D

Serene said...

Hi Erin, just to let you know I was so inspired by one of your photos I linked back and based a short reflection on it over on my blog

http://whimsybeams.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/contemplating-nature/

kneesandpaws said...

Welcome spring. I love the one of the outstretched hands catching the petals.

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