Jan 29, 2013

A Sight for Sore Eyes...

I haven't shared my garden with you,
in what seems like forever...
 
 it is mostly brown
these days...
 
 
but,
the first tender sprouts of spring
 are popping up...
 
they may not seem like much,
 but they are a sight for sore eyes...
 

the tiny Cyclamen...
 

 
a garden  rabbit keeping watch
over the first Hyacinths...
 

 
Woody Hyacinth
pushing off their winters blanket..
 

Hellebore unfurling...
 
 
raising their heavy heads...


I have saved a little color for last,
the Crocus are up...

 
 waiting,
for a little sun,
before they will open their heads and shine...
 
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

Thomas Blackburn
 
I'll be joining...
and
 
 
Thanks for joining me today....

25 comments:

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Oh my gosh Bella... you are waayyy ahead of us for Spring!... we have had days of snow, snow and more snow!... and cold cold cold... so I LOVED seeing your first little signs of Spring!... I can hardly wait to get out in my gardens... your crocus are beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How lucky you are to live in a climate where you can grow so many interesting and beautiful bulbs, here we are so limited because it doesn't get cold enough. I can do daffodils, and some other warm winter things but I long for tulips and especially although they are not bulbs, peonys.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How exciting to think it's starting all over again! Sweet! Wish we could have some of your rain! xx

NanaDiana said...

My goodness-- Hard to believe you have signs like that around you. I'll bet your yard is the showplace of your neighborhood, isn't it? I would love to walk through it myself- I know it is just beautiful! xo Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella, these pics are so pretty. How delightful to have all these spring blooms already. Thanks for making me feel good. :) Hugs, Pamela

jeanetteann said...

Oh it's such a lovely time of year. Nature is amazing and brings us so much pleasure. x

Hazel Ceej said...

Beautiful! Don't you just love signs of spring encouraging a garden to burst forth to life! Love your photos.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Bella, I know you are anxious for your spring flowers to pop up. My garden is so naked without the roses as I've pruned them. Have a few flowers and bushes in bloom. I am so so anxious to have spring here. Lovely posting.
Mary

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
Oh I am so jealous that you have Spring in your neck of the woods. Here in Chicago we have cold and snow. We will not be seeing the beautiful spring flowers for some months to come. Enjoy that beautiful site.
Kris

Light and Voices said...

Spring is popping up in your area. Here we are enjoying 60 degree weather but tomorrow it will drop below freezing which means icy sidewalks and roads. Trade you weather, Bella.
JM Illinois

janice15 said...

So lovely indeed spring is popping up all around you. very pretty... have a great Wednesday with love Janice

Kom Achterom said...

ooh nice! here in holland the stil in the ground!
happy week
Yolanda

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh my spring has arrived to your garden, lucky you. I think my hellebores are just peeking out, it is unseasonably warm today and there is a warm rain falling. But subzero temperature will return for the weekend and freeze everything again:( Blessings, Jen

Carol L McKenna said...

Stunning photography and love seeing signs of Spring since I am from MA and we at least 2 months away to what you are enjoying ~ Thanx for a great post.

Carol of : A Creative Harbor ^_^

Janneke said...

Beautiful to see how your garden comes to life again.

Beth said...

Spring is definitely on the way in your part of the country. I enjoyed seeing the hyacinths and cyclamen. Before you know it, your garden will be a sea of color!

zapach piwonii said...

Bella so long for spring, these pictures give hope to come. Yours sincerely

Haworth said...

Oh! how heartening this must be, Bella, to see that color amidst all the brown of winter. I love cyclamen.... to me they look like ballerinas. You are much milder than we are here in New England and I'm afraid we won't be seeing that much color for many more weeks. But our greenery is pushing through and that certainly lifts my spirits! Take care.

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow.....! You must living someplace a whole lot warmer than Michigan, Bella! lol How wonderful to see those sweet little heads poking up from the cold, wet earth. I'm counting the days til spring! :)

xoxo laurie

Lottie said...

Bella, what beautiful photos!

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

How wonderful! We seem to totally miss out on spring here and just fast forward to Summer. I would love to share your view. Sally x

Cindy said...

Oh glory, isn't it wonderful to see the tender greens coming up.

Cindy

iris said...

hello
moi aussi j' attend avec impatience
la sortie des premiers bourgeons
les violettes
les jonquilles
les narcisses
quel bonheur de revoir toutes ces
fleurs
bientôt quelques nouvelles photos
votre blog est très joli
tendresse
edith (iris ) FRANCE

Rick said...

Nice to see those early harbingers of spring. Great shots.

Mom E. said...

Tres Belle!!!
I want to go outside and look for the new growth in my yard now! I could clean up a little as well..
I am so excited to see your flowers so it will help me decide what to plant in my yard this spring! and next fall!
Hearts,
Betsy