Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wildcard Wednesday: Just A Few More Signs of the Garden

Okay, I know I told you I was almost finished with all of the "Signs of Spring", but more just keep popping up!  In the last couple weeks, we've had a few new blooms that I just have to share. 

I love looking out my kitchen window while I'm cooking or doing dishes to see this.....
 ......and this......
 .....and this......

In the front yard, the bright yellow Daylilies are a nice greeting after a hard day at work.

And the pansies have enjoyed a few days of cooler weather.

And just one more to show you.  These were our very first peony blooms! 
I love their soft pink color!
 Unfortunately, with the rain we've had & nothing to support them, the weight of their big, moppy heads caused them to do a head-dive into the surrounding we clipped them, washed them off, & brought them indoors to enjoy.
 They just might be my new favorite flower!

What is it about flowers that makes my happy?  That brings a smile to my face?
Is it their pop of color after a color-less winter?  Is it their fresh fragrance?  Is it because they signify new beginnings.....hope?  Is it because they point to an amazing Creator? 
Maybe a little of everything.

What about you?  What is it about fresh blooms that you love?

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  1. Your flowers are all gorgeous, especially love the peonies and pansies...Christine

  2. Pansies I always forget to plant those and they always make a garden pop. You have a wonderful garden! See you next week.
    Joyce M

  3. So very, very pretty! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  4. Hi Shae,
    Lovin' all your gorgeous bloom! The Peonies are knockouts:-))

  5. Your garden delights are so pretty. I love all the colors of spring. My favorite flowers are the pale pink hyacinths because I remember them being the first flowers that bloomed in my childhood home. However, I love peonies too with that shade of pink being my favorite. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  6. Oh my! That first pink rose and the lovely peonies are my favorite! I have never had luck with peonies in my yard...too much rain, I think. They are so gorgeous! Enjoy your spring blooms and thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Those peonies are TO DIE FOR!!! My cabbage roses kind of look like that. You have a great green thumb! Happy PS!


  8. Everything is so so so pretty! i too host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you join the party! oxox, tracie

  9. Lucky you to have peonies blooming right in your yard!!!

    Happy PInk Saturday!

  10. Your yard is a little island of magical and glorious color. Beautiful captures and a wonderful garden and yard.

  11. I might take up cooking again if I had a view like this to enjoy. Very pretty.

  12. Your blooms are beautiful! Is your hydrangea in the shade? That is where mine is and it seems to like it there. Your peonies are gorgeous! I will get some someday. Thanks for linking this up!

  13. Glorious, and every little bit of spring should be celebrated. Your flowers are beautiful and your a great photographer. I'm visiting a little late from Pink Saturday. I'm your newest follower........

    The French Hutch

  14. Gorgeous blooms, I love Peonies too! :)

  15. I just found your blog from Blooming Tuesday. I love the photo of the Hydrangia! I am now a follower. Stop by and say hello!

  16. Your flowers are gorgeous, I'm glad you could cut the peonies and enjoy them in the house:@)

  17. Your blooms are amazing! I found you on Blooming Tuesday! Thanks for sharing, Paula in IDaho

  18. Great photos! The hydrangea is sush a vibrant blue, beautiful. Love the peony! Jean

  19. Beautiful roses, and oh my those peonies are just yummy! Great recovery for them to be brought inside from the monsoons.

    Thanks for joining the party,

  20. Beautiful...I love the peonies as they are my second favorite flower..I cant wait for mine to start opening up..they are trying hard...Yours are beautiful..

  21. Oh! That Hydrangea is gorgeous! I'm soooo very jealous! Our flowers are starting to fade now. :(

    Thank you so much for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)


  22. Beautiful flowers! I too love hydrangeas- well pretty much anything that blooms! I love your large plantings of pansies they look great! Your peonies look fabulous- mine will bloom by the end of this coming week i believe!

  23. I love your bouqet whit peonis. I eagerly waite for my own shall bloom. I whish you a nice weekend! Zinnia