Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Little Bit O' Spring

 It has been too rainy on the days I am able to take pictures so I never got any daffodil pictures but Spring is, indeed, arriving in Portland.  Today was lovely so I walked around the yard tonight and snapped a few pictures.  This is the Mrs. G.W Leek, one of my favorites, just getting rhododendron season started.
 Grape Hyacinths in the path to the pond.  I let them bloom where they are planted (or turned up!).
 Bergineas by the fish pond.  The pump gave up last fall so the waterfall has been off all winter.  The fish seem to have grown and thrived in spite.  I have the new pump sitting on the patio and The Husband pulled out his fishing waders tonight so I can wear them to wade in and install the new pump.  Looking forward to that adventure - not!
 Silver Dollar plants.  The flowers are so much different that the seed pods they are known by.
The Camellias are just about done but I found one bloom still photo-worthy.  There is a quote...  Spring comes and the grass just knows to grow. How lucky are we?!

13 comments:

Jewels said...

Oh my lucky you - we are still waiting for the last little bit of snow to go away - my daffodils are struggling to come up - you are way ahead of us...

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love the inspiration your flower pics give. Your garden must be so beautiful.
We are beginning to bloom here and it is so refreshing after our unusual Texas winter.
Enjoy and have a great weekend.
Hugs

Annette said...

This post makes me happy!! I'm always so glad to see spring, but more so this year.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty! I'll take your weather if I could get flowers to bloom like this. Mine fry in the backyard, lol.

The Junque Seeker said...

Thanks for sharing the loveliness! All I have so far are a few daffodils and a few blooms on my flowering quince, but my peonies have tiny buds. Can hardly wait!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such pretties!! I can't wait for my flowers to start blooming! We are suppose to have a spring like weekend...finally!! :) xo Holly

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am so happy to see something bloom again
Oregon always has gorgeous blooms

vintage grey said...

Beautiful spring flowers!!! Enjoy a lovely weekend!! xo Heather

Laurie said...

My husband's planning yet another business trip to Portland. One of these days I'm going to go with him and meet you at a thrift store after work! (Wink!)

Art and Sand said...

I will start with the flowers - GORGEOUS!

As to your haul. At first view, it just looks like a whole lot of stuff, but then you show the detailed photos. So many fun supplies for creating.

Have fun playing with your new loot.

Erin said...

I used to have the silver dollar plants--i forgot how beautiful the flowers are!!

Maureen said...

You ARE lucky! We had more snow fall yesterday. Geesh. Beautiful photos. Sorry I am late to the party; I am catching up after a very busy two weeks!

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