Thursday, April 15, 2010

a few signs of spring

It has been very cold here nights with a bitter, sharp wind. But regardless, these flowers have shown themselves. This hyacinth must be something Mom planted.

These are from my plantings last year.

This daffodil is out in the field. Can bulbs blow in on the wind? These colors thrill me. I wonder if spring is all the more miraculous when you live up here in the north country?


Kim said...

Hello Suki,

Your photos are incredible, as always! I love seeing these blossoms peek through each spring, too.

You know I have lived in many places and I think when there is truly a winter, the spring is more special. In places where flowers bloom all year, it is more like winter is spring.

I am glad the new growth is bursting forth up your way!

Thanks for sharing...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I think it is. We see green all year and its so nice to finally see the colors in spring but you see lots of white & brown and color has to be a relief after all that snow you get. Lovely flowers here.

ALeks said...

Hmmmm... I can smell them beauties all the way from Holland!! Lovely!

Robin said...

Suki, having spent time on both Coasts, I can say the Northeast seasonal changes are the best! The leaves begin to "green" the trees, and the flowers begin to emerge....the colours too, seem more vivid!

Let me know how you liked "The Reader"...I saw it last year.

Your artistic Muse has not abandoned you.... she will tap you on your shoulder and say, "Suki - it's time to get those paints out".

Today, enjoy your beautiful garden!


♥ Robin ♥

Teri C said...

Beauteous blooms!
You could call the squirrels the wind and would be close to the truth.

Annie said...

Beautiful! I have seen no flowers here yet, though there is some green coming out on the trees.
Oh, and the BEST flowers are in Portland Oregon, where my mom lives, the colors right now would knock you out, it's all the rain they get.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

It must be sweet to see flowers your mom had placed in the ground...still returning. I remember there was a special feeling about spring when I lived back east...the earth had a lovely scent from the warming sun and the green and colors of blooms seemed brighter after months of white...enjoy!

Lynn said...

Yes, it is...such beauty poking its head up in unexpected places and coming back (pansies?) when they don't usually, right? I thought those needed to be replanted each year!

Wishing you happiness and contentment in this season of spring.

willow said...

Yes, I think spring just might be a bit more spectacular in your neck of the woods, Suki. My daffodils have bloomed and gone. Tulips open now!

kj said...

suki, i love to hear you use the word 'thrill'!!! i think that is a clue: to follow what thrills.

i am feeling the same way about the flowers and colors here in new england. totally miraculous.

love to you, suki!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I do think that people that endure long cold colorless winters appreciate those bold spring colors all the more. Mmmmm I can almost smell the hyacinth and daffs.

patti said...

These pics are so beautiful and nice to remember your Mom when you look at them.

I found this quote that was simnilar to the one you posted earlier and thought you might like to see the general meaning re-phrased.

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.” -- Anne Morriss

What do you think of it Suki? Going with the heart?

Julie said...

I think spring has to be more miraculous up north...bursting forth after all that snow and dead stuff. Love your new pretties there!!!

sukipoet said...

Patti, excellent quote. I will copy that out into my quote book. thanks.

studio lolo said...

I think you have us all beat in your length of winter Suki. I'm sure these flowers are a very welcome sight! I love the spring pond header too.