5/19/2016

Sweet, sweet spring

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An explosion of petals everywhere I look!
How I love this time of year ....

purple-leaved plum in the parking lot at the post office

variegated dogwood, 'Blue Muffin' viburnum, 'Midnight Masquerade' clematis, and a
spritely pink volunteer aquilegia in the front garden

a rose and her bud in the back garden

street rose gone wild behind the grocery store in Friday Harbor

and my favorite petal of all, snoozy in the back of the car,
riding with her new cotinus bush ['Royal Purple' all a'bloom]
and baskets from the Thrift
for the new studio digs  ...

More on that wonderful story in the coming month.

HAPPY SPRING
to all my pals in the northern hemisphere
(and a beautiful autumn to you southerlies)


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots. Our Autumn days here in Melbourne, Australia have been warmer than normal. While it is lovely to see the sun, we have not had enough rain & plants such as my daffodils look like they want to start flowering already!

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    1. Nature gives us something different every year ... some more challenging than others [like your dafs]. This season has been spectacular for roses for instance, whereas last year's first blush was pretty meh. I also experimented with some heavy pruning on the honeysuckle in early spring and it's EXPLODING right now. Interesting cycles, all of 'em! Any enjoyable season to you, Jenny.

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  2. lovely picture , i have the great pleasure spring in Italy and back to another spring here in Denmark . i love also this time of the year

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    1. Two times is the charm, Bodil ;>))
      Happy Spring to you!

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  3. Gorgeous, all of it but especially Her Royal Fluffiness:: spring down here in San Francisco is rather lovely, too!

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    1. Yes, I am most partial to my fluffy petal no matter how splendiferous the rest of them are! May you enjoy every springy moment afloat down there, me dear ;>))

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  4. Happy Spring!!! Yay!! We are finally enjoying warmer weather. Thanks for sharing pics of the lovely blooms you are blessed to see. Those roses are to die for. Finally thank you for sharing a pic of your beautiful side-kick.
    Xx, Carol

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    1. Carol dear, is very fun to share with anyone else who may enjoy them too, thank you. Isla especially likes our visits to the plant nursery for there's a gal who works there who loves dogs & always wants to give her some pats. The best of [warm] spring to you!!

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  5. uhm. NEW studio?!?!? thought you'd sneak that by me? nope. nope. nope. SPILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! (pets Ms Isla. waits.)

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  6. Wonderful!! As you look at these and enjoy them are you by any chance thinking of a future dye pot? *smile*

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    1. blooms?
      new vegetation?
      splendid leafage?
      dye pots? ... who me????
      ;>))

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  7. you are such a good photographer Christi

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