Monday, June 02, 2008

Flower Power

I started out today with a positive attitude. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and I was feeling much better from my cold. Unfortunately that feeling didn't last long. Out of nowhere, this concrete pylon jumped out and hit the front corner of my car. Grrrr >:o( That's all I have to say about that.

So...in order to re-gain that positive, happier attitude, I thought I would bring in the power of flowers. Flowers can always put a smile on someone's face :o)

When we moved in to this house, we planted five apple trees, along with one cherry tree. Right now they're in blossom -

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Have we ever gotten any fruit off of them? Nope. The darn crows always beat us to it >:o(

We also have choke cherry bushes in bloom. I had to get on DH's shoulders to take this picture -

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My perennials have slowly made their way back and we're starting to get some color around the house. Our rhododendrons had a good winter this year and both plants produced lovely flowers -

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Our azaleas are just starting to open so here's a picture of the orange ones -

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This was the first year for our irises and even though there have only been two, they've been absolutely stunning -

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These little orange guys (sorry I have no idea of their name) popped back up from seeds that we planted last year -

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Close by, our chive blossoms are just getting ready to open -

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Last, but not least, are some crab apple blossoms that we saw along our hike a few weekends ago -

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I hope this palette of color has brightened your day :o)

18 comments:

~Tammy said...

Your colour blooms did brighten my day, more importantly I hoped they brightened yours when you were posting them!

Sending you big hugs

~V said...

gorgeous GORGEOUS photos of your blooms.....sorry about the car!

Sue said...

What beautiful blooms Cathey! Thanks for sharing them.

Nursy

Lori-Ann said...

Looks pretty!

'Berta said...

Gorgeous flowers! Love seeing them as my garden is still quite green. Our apple tree has tons of flowers and the bees are doing their thing...our neighbour planted a pear tree last year so who knows what kind of fruit we'll be blessed with!

Barb said...

The flowers are beautiful!

Karen said...

lovely photos Cathey,
Don't you hate it twhen things jump out and hit you or the car!!!! There is a corner that sticks out at work I am sure it moves each time it see's me just so I walk in to it ;o)

Paisley said...

Gorgeous flowers! Thank you for sharing them with us!

zoomcity said...

Pretty, pretty flowers! Yay for spring. LOVE your avatar. :o)

WendyCarole said...

Beautiful flowers sorry to hear about the car

Faith Ann said...

Very pretty!! The top photo is my favourite :)

Rachael said...

Gorgeous flowers they certainly do brighten the day!!

Pam said...

Cathy, what a beautiful yard you must have! Since I don't do dirt, I appreciate anyone's efforts in that dept. Enjoy!

Nancy said...

I love the flowers & their colors!!! Thank you for the 'breath of summer' while I sit in my dreary office. ;o)

I just read about your LTD meeting ... *sigh* I'm so sorry it's all such a royal pain!

xstitch.nl said...

Yep, I'm smiling. Flowers can do that to you!

Sharon said...

Such pretty blooms!

leechbabe said...

The flowers are beautiful.

Irene said...

Love the flower pictures !