Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring has arrived...

 The temperature today is warm and no wind - just a perfect day for venturing outdoors with my camera.100_0669.
First stop is the garden - all we have planted so far are the onions. We have been eating on them for the past 4 or 5 days.
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First rose of the season - the wind has been blowing so hard the past few days - so the petals are a bit worn. 100_0678 <
The strawberries are starting to bloom - lost some of the first blossoms to the frost we had several days ago.

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Tulips - my very favorite spring flower! 100_0700
We have quite a few hosta plants of several varieties in our flower beds. All are up and looking very healthy. The two small pots in back of picture contain airplane plants - just waiting for me to plant in their summertime home - which is a half whiskey barrel.

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Sweet husband just came in and suggested we go fishing...wow - that really means spring time is here.

20 comments:

Belvie said...

Wow! It does look like spring has sprung down in OK. Your garden is looking good. Those onions make my mouth water as I love onions....especially those green tops! They are wonderful in salad.

Thanks for showing us to the north what we have to look forward to in a week or so.

Hazel said...

The photo's are great ,I love looking at all the spring flowers , and the great photo's of your yard . .You certainly have a green thumb .

Amanda said...

I think you're a few weeks ahead of us. We still have plenty of spring flowers, but everything else is only just beginning. Leaves are beginning to show on trees and we still have plenty of tree blossom. My strawberries haven't starting blossoming yet, nor have my onions started shooting. Such an exciting time of year.

Michelle said...

Things don't look as pretty here yet, but I know they will. What a perfect day you had.
Be blessed!
Michelle

Christina said...

Love all of your spring goodness. The onions are great. I would really like to have a garden, if only for my daughter--she is a farm girl living in suburbia on a 1/4 acre lot. We will have to at least get some tomatoes to go along with her herbs.

Strawberries---bring back memories of my childhood. We had a strawberry patch. We will be going to the local strawberry farm soon to get great big buckets of juicy red jewels! Yum.

Jen said...

Strawberries!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be right over. :D

eonyc said...

Those photos are gorgeous. My Nana used to have a strawberry patch in her front yard--I still remember how they felt and tasted! Wonderful!

Halcyon said...

Yay for spring!!! I need to plant some flowers and such in my beds.

Halcyon said...

PS: We've got plenty of strawberries too - if the birds don't eat them first like last year!

Sue said...

I love the pictures! Spring flowers are good for the soul! Spring is slowly arriving here...more storms for this week-end and hopefully that will be the end of them.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Amelia, Things really are blossoming around your home! Looks so pretty! I enjoyed browsing and getting caught up with your blog. Those two grandbabies are just precious! Hope all has been well in "your camp!" Missed you! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Picket said...

Hey girl....I love seeing things growing in a garden! Ohhhhh such memories it brings to me..your flowers are so pretty....we had heavy winds also and it did a number on some of my things! Oh you lucky thing to get to go fishing already....I love to fish!!!!! Talk about squealing like a sissy girl...ohhhh weee you should hear me when I catch a big catfish!!!!! lol Have a great weekend my friend!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

We have lots of onions growing here right now. Looks like you had a wonderful spring day! Jackie

bj said...

Oh, my, Spring really HAS come to your part of the world. It is still just a hair away out here in West Texas...Great photos..

Victoria said...

Oh, tulips are my favorite spring flower as well!!!!

Your garden looks wonderful. Sweet Girl & I need to get out and finish planting our stuff. It'll be a small garden but she LOVES digging in the dirt and planting things.

Kristie said...

Such beautiful flowers! Those green onions are making my mouth water!!! Looks like you have plenty of room for a nice big garden!
Kristie

Picket said...

Hey girl...Thanks for coming by and taking a peek at my comforter set....I hope I can get the room to turn out like I want! lol Hope you have a great week!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, how pretty,,,we are still dreary here in Michigan, I have one tulip that might just bloom this week, and maybe some daffodils? our grass is just now starting to get a green hue, instead of that winter-grey-brown.

thanks for the eye candy!!

Picket said...

Hey girl...did you get to go fishing the other day? Me & daddy were talking about fishing a couple of days ago....man we use to have some times in that old fishing boat! lol

Bill's already had to cut our grass a few times & will have to cut it again this Saturday when he is off....don't you just love that first cutting of the year!!!!! Hope you are having a beautiful day my friend!

Tropical Screamer said...

What a beautiful garden. Wow.
Darilyn