Monday, March 23, 2009

Signs of Spring

Nothing says Spring better than
osteospermum
blooming on the hillside behind my home,
the purple and white nestled in the bright green of runaway mint and poppy,

unless it's the early Iceberg rose bud

that opens up its twirly dancing skirt after it is clipped and brought inside
and placed in a vase on the piano to spread its joy and fragrance throughout the cottage.

28 comments:

Flower said...

I can smell the rose! Pretty, pretty flowers! It's a good day! :)

ancient one said...

Beautiful rose... it will be close to Mother's Day before I have roses. I don't think I have seen those white flowers before. Very pretty!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful! Tomorrow 12:30?

Jules~ said...

Wow! These are so pretty. God is amazing the way He creates such individual beauty.

M.Kate said...

Beautiful flowers!! Love them all, hope you are having a good week ahead :D

Dorothy said...

Thanks for sharing your flowers, Willow. They are lovely!

Tracy said...

Aaahhhhhhh...so lovely, Willow! After a long, cold, snowy winter here, the snow is finally starting to melt...but no flowers yet--LOL! So thank you for this post! :o) Oh, love the yarn-filled banner you have now. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Melanie said...

I love roses. The old fashioned ones make the most wonderful fragrance. Thanks for sharing your Spring flowering.

Things are waking up here too. I now have hyacinth smells in the garden. :-)

Sink said...

Wow, the flowers are beautiful! No flowers here yet, but spring is around the corner!

Allie said...

So beautiful! I can't wait for it to start feeling like spring here.

Mary said...

Willow,

I love roses and hope to get my rose garden revamped this spring. It really needs some work. It was neglected last summer as we did those renovations on the apartment.

The closeup is awesome.
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Mary

Jane said...

I love roses especially the scented varieties. It will be June before ours start flowering. Jane x

Islandsparrow said...

Lovely!

Jientje said...

That's not Spring!! That would be Summer around here!! Gorgeous pitures!

Bethany Hissong said...

Wow... those are just gorgeous and your photos of them are so beautiful!! That just made my day pretty!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

So beautiful! You are a fabulous photographer! Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your kind comments! I am honored.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, I love that last photo in particular! and yes, all of those flowers just scream spring :) Our wisteria are out now (yippee!), and the bees among them are convinced it's spring, too.

Lovella said...

Willow, oh I plant these flowers in summer in Canada ..and you have them now.
We just finished an hour long beach walk . .wearing my heavy jacket and sherpa knit hat. . loved it .. but when I need the warmth ..I'll know where to come. .you are so sweet.

Southern Lady said...

Stunning photos, Willow! I can see why David honored you with his "Post of the Day." Your blog is beautiful and I look forward to visiting again.

Sincerely,

Janie

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Oh I can almost smell the rose through the computer screen! Yes, nothing says spring like all of those blooms. It's wonderful!

Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There is nothing sweeter than a rose's scent!

Sylvia K said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog from David's POTD! It's been amazing how many people have remembered that day in May and how many have left their thoughts and memories for me to read. It was a pretty overwhelming experience even from Montana.
Your flower photos are exquisite! Glad I found your blog, it's delightful and so deseriving of David's award. I'll be stopping by again.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, yes, for SPRING
and for flowers

Word verification: Tingenc
sounds like some sort of patent medicine...!
ps
I think you would like
www.weaverofgrass.blogspot.com

an English blog

Sharon Lynne said...

The flowers are gorgeous. God's workmanship--attention to every detail--is amazing.

How proud you must be of your son. Stanford looks so intriguing. I'll look forward to the posts. I love old buildings and their historical roots.

Kathie said...

My goodness so lovely! I'm more than a bit jealous.

Doug said...

Hey I have a bunch of those purple flowers too at my place. : )

MrPuffy said...

I absolutely adore the daisy flower! It is also conveniently one of the few flowering plants that actually survives up here in Topanga. Geraniums too.

foreverhouse said...

Lovely photos! Things are slowly starting to come alive in my yard. I can't wait for everything to bloom.