Mar 23, 2011

Breathing Deep...

Today we hit the big 60
(degrees that is)....

For the first time,
it felt like spring!
it smelled like spring!

glorious and sweet...

(click photos to enlarge)

morning sun on a hyacinth
with another happy garden rabbit...


it was a frosty spring morn
the frost had just melted when I arrived outside...
(I am not an early riser :-)


The Primrose are producing
sweet untattered blooms...


the first ladybug I have seen this year
came out to bask in the sun...


and along came a fuzzy spider
to sit down beside her....


the are little bits of this and thats around
like this first English Daisy
beginning to unfurl...


the still nameless white flowers...


the first Grape Hyacinths popped open...


Sedum bursting up like green roses...

I keep a big patch,
because it's good to be good to the bees :-)


the climbing Eden Rose
is crawling toward the blue skies...

it will still take quite awhile
to have roses...


one of the most exciting plants to unfurl this week
is the King Edward Currant.


It usually opens in late February,
it is a major source of spring food for the Anna's Hummingbirds
and they are a buzz with delight...


Oh what a joy spring is....

I am joining,
Tracie at Fishtail Cottage

Dayle at A Collection of This and that

The Brambleberry Cottage

and
Simpily Sweet Home

Thanks for joining me today!

48 comments:

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
Spring is looking lovely in your garden already-you lucky girl!
I love the currant- i will have to check if it is hardy to our zone 5b.

Carolyn

Lisa said...

That currant is beautiful, and the flower underneath it. (I'm glad you clarified the meaning of 60, I thought going by your profile picture, you are really aging well- I should add I'm sure you are anyway lol)

Hugs,
Lisa xx

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful post!!! We have a few days of spring like weather and then today we were hit with another snow storm ..:( ... hopefully the last of the season..xo HHL

Red Gate Farm said...

We must have been close to 60 as well today. Your roses are a little farther along than mine but my hyacinths are blooming! I was in such a spring mood that I stopped by our local nursery/greenhouse on the way home from work just to get a "fix" ;)

I am so happy spring is here, even for a day!
~Chris

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Spring is looking very lush and fragrant in your garden. I like the photos of the ladybug and spider, good friends to have around.
Hugs,
Judith

Sherri said...

Hi Bella, I love all your lovely spring photos!! I especially love that currant flower unfurling-just gorgeous! I posted about Spring arriving here at our house too today.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Nice, Bella!!! It makes me so happy looking at the ladybug!!! :D

Sheila said...

Wasn't it a beautiful day! Great photo of the ladybug!

I planted a lily of the valley today - my first.

ONG said...

Now that is what I call spring! Love the first photo with the morning sun shining on it and I'm always a sucker for emerging sedum growth. Thanks for letting me escape the sleet hitting our windows here in NJ!

Victorian1885 said...

Oh I am sooo envious! Enjoy your Spring weather!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Very pretty post. The advent of Spring brings such joy doesn't it? My roses are full of buds and hopefully some beautiful blooms will follow. I am looking forward to seeing your roses again this year!

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

How gorgeous!!
Flowers are pure pleasure :-)
blessings..Trish

Mave said...

Those photos are just beautiful. Your garden must seem so alive.

Patricia Torres said...

gorgeous!!

Larry said...

I am primula addicted... yours look lovely! Larry

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Happy Days in your garden again! I feel like I'm in the theater watching the previews. So much more to come!xx

Maija said...

There is realy spring, lovely! Here I can still only dream about it, here is snow every where and a lot! I have to be patient... ;)

Boho Farm and Home said...

Yippee! Spring is here. Everything looks beautiful, fresh and new.
xo
Caroline

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, so glad your getting some spring weather, it's been in the 80's here in Texas, & our beautiful blue bonnets are coming out now! I just love all of your gorgeous flowers, thanks for sharing!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Sandra said...

Spring has arrived!
I love your currant, is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your garden.
Have a nice day!

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful pictures and flowers ~ I can almost smell them ;-)

Lounging with a Latte said...

You have a beautiful garden, I love all the pink and subtle colors of the flowers...very pretty.

Shirley said...

A complete week of spring is sending us a mix of it all. Frost, snow, rain, and today...get ready...SUNSHINE...but chilly! Cant wait for my garden to waken. Your photo's are stunning...thanks for sending me off to work with these images in my heart!
Enjoy,
Sincerely, Shirley

Gae said...

Hi there,
Flowers are such a simple pleasure to enjoy always I did a post on them a couple of weeks ago too
Blessings
Gae

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, in your yard it seems that spring is installed! every detail in the flowers, the dew, the ladybug and the colors 'as reflected in your enchanted garden', beautiful flowers and wonderful pictures! Greetings, Rose Marie

Kay K said...

Spring time is my favorite time of year when everything comes to life !!!! Your pictures are beautiful thanks so much for sharing I love all flowers ...

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful..I haven't seen our first lady bug yet, but yours is wonderful. Great pictures and welcome spring...we are in the 80's.

M. said...

Well Bella, I am so glad that you are having such beautiful weather.

Here in the mountains, snow is still covering my bulbs :( But it is glorious to see your lovely flowers in bloom.

M.

Becca's Dirt said...

So pretty and the lady bug greeted you. I haven't noticed any yet but they must be around. Have a good day.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, Beautiful shots of your spring flowers. We are covered in snow again so will enjoy your garden. Take care.

Olive Cooper said...

Happy spring to you and your garden Bella♥

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Bella..such a beautiful post! I love yoru stone rabbit..how enchanting..aww..I want one! your blooms are gorgeous..I love englsih daisies..everything is magical. I am in Canada and still have snow..you are sooo lucky! cannot wait to enjoy the outside like you! Happy Spring!
Victoria~

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Bella ...

Spring surrounds you I am sure of it. it speaks in your words and pop up flowers makes your post loveliest...
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Love
Farah

Jess said...

I'm glad it finally got there for you all in the NW. I've been hearing some complaining from that quadrant over the weather.

Olga said...

Such lovely spring photos. It feels like spring at your place, but it feels like winter here in CA again. The weather outside is cold and rainy, so boring.

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! I love the light in the first one!
Sherry

Dayle said...

Spring is in the air. Beautiful photos.

Tara said...

Your garden is looking beautiful..xx

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

The hyacinths and sedums are my favorites here I think. All flowers are beautiful, though. I've started using sedums in my flower beds and love the looks of them. So pretty.

June said...

Your Spring blloms are glorious Bella. I love how you have captured each one. I won't be in my garden for awhile yet...we had snow again this morning, but when it gets here I will be ready.
I really love your blog!
hugs

Bernideen said...

I am most impressed with the advanced state of your garden. Here in Colorado - it may snow this weekend. I always love my visit to your beautiful blog. You are very talented!

Farah Muzaffar said...

So inviting spring season ... I love love the picture of sweet lady bug ... flowers are beautiful...
If you love to play with colours and flowers? Please visit me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella
YES now it is SPRINGTIME :)
Lovely Photos...
I hope everything is ok
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naveen said...

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Fishtail Cottage said...

Bella - you have so much blooming at your home.....funny how my garden is so much farther behind yours...Thanks for linking your post to Cottage Flora Thursday's and sharing the link with your friends! Always so fun to see your beautiful photos you share! xoox,Tracie

Judi said...

Hi Bella
Your pictures are beautiful how nice to see such lovely flowers....and a little ladybug too. The droplets of water on the flowers showed up so nicely on your pictures. I just can't wait until we have pretty flowers again...it really continues to be so winter like but it has to change soon. Lucky you for having the temps up so high! We were under 32F thats for sure...
hope you've had a great weekend.
Judi

Martha said...

Flowers, lady bugs, 60°...sounds perect to me! I nominated you for a stylish blogger award. Swing by to check it out @ www.thekitchencookie.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing such delightful beauty with us. Love your photography.