Ready for Some Color?


All this winter drab is making me crave color. Spring color, bright color, color that is bold, color that is muted. Any color, all color.


Let’s all think of spring with azaleas blooming, a true hallmark of the American south, dotting the landscape and tucked with the trees. These beauties decorate the landscape.


Let’s all hope for a light spring shower to sprinkle the garden with the essence of life. Cherry blossoms promising sweet fruit during the summer.


With daffodils and tulips sharing their delicate nature and light scents.


Lady Jane’s with their candy stripes looking good enough to eat.


These beauties brighten our day as the sun shines high above to warm the earth.


And our path through life guided by the sweet smell of the lilacs. Spring is a time for renewal, a time to refreshen the spirit after a cold and dreary winter.



I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” 1804

40 replies »

  1. These are great. I enjoy this amount of closeness so I can see the form of the flower but have it fill the area. They are very joyful.

  2. Explosion of colours! Stunning 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?

  3. Love the first dogwood and last lilac. I miss dogwood in England (well and Vietnam now for that matter!) – they have non ornamental cornus everywhere but not the large flowered small treed dogwood.

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