Friday, May 8, 2015

Flowers Bloom & Burt Gets to Work

After what seemed like a very long wait, the spring flowers are finally here!!!

Our Star Magnolia is the always the first tree on the street to come back to life in the spring.

I wait anxiously for those heady fragrant blooms to appear,
hoping they don't come out too early and end up getting frozen in a snowstorm.

This year was just perfect!

I took lots and lots and lots of photos.

I have no self control.

In the backyard a few other blooms popped up.

Trilliums under the crabapple.

Ferns, unfurling amid the . . .


Of course there's lots of weeds to pull up everywhere!

So here are a few more spring flowers. Trilliums because they're just so pretty,

funny checkerboard fritillaria,

and cheerful anemones.

So before spring slips through your fingers . . . 

. . . remember to stop and smell the lilacs,

because Halloween is only 175 days away!

Ok, bear with me, just two more photos of the magnolia.

Thanks for visiting and to all the moms and grandmas out there
to humans and pets, best wishes for a Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Hahahaha...I loved wandering through your garden...with the relentless pull of the Magnolia. I can smell the Lilac from here :D XXX

  2. It seems like everything happens at once! Wish there wasn't so much to do so I could take the time to enjoy the spring flowers before they're history. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Stunning magnolia- and lilacs blooming! They are just about to explode here to, and this year I had a pleasant surprise. 4 years ago we dug up and planted runners from some gigantic bushes that grow by the beach here, and so far we have only had white flowers. I was beginning to think the purple ones had not made it. But this year I finally have some purple ones to, creeping up behind the white ones!