Saturday, February 20, 2016

Happy Spring Days

 Spring is blooming everywhere in our area. Flowering Japanese Magnolia Tree is one of the first trees to bloom.



Daffodils were actually coming up through the ice and scattering of snow we had in February. I am reposting this post from 2014. These same daffodils are even prettier today than in 2014. We have not had any snow this year in 2016.



Camellias are still going strong.

I was driving through the country today and wished for my camera to photograph the hedge of flowering quince and forsythia.  The beautiful coral blooms of the quince and the show stopping golden color of forsythia was stunning. I may have to make the drive again and add the pic to this post in the next few days.
Obviously, I did go back and photograph the flowering quince. It is beautiful two years later and right on time.  God is faithful and has created His world in a beautiful order.
Dainty Snow drops are always on time signaling spring has arrived.

Flowering cherry.

The luscious scent of hyacinths evoke pleasant childhood memories. My hyacinths are behind this picture but up with buds not open yet. Two weeks make a difference.

Hydrangeas are budding out. The excitement of a new beginning is in the air. The original post was March 4. Today is February 20, so my hydrangeas are not this far along but green buds have appeared. Spring brings happy days.

On another note: Look what I won from Decor to Adore with the new linky party, Thoughts of Home, giveaway. I am so excited to receive these lovely things. Check out the four ladies hosting, Thoughts of Home, each Thursday.

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33 comments:

  1. Wow, Bonnie, spring has sprung for sure!! I noticed my daylillies poking through the ground today. It won't be long!! Thanks for stopping by:-)

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  2. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics and encouragement that spring will eventually get here:@)

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  3. We're expecting MORE snow tomorrow...so just hush up! :-)

    It's beautiful, Bonnie. Enjoy it!

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  4. Oh, I wish we had something blooming but there is still snow on the ground:( IF they are trying to peek out of the ground they are invisible! Your pictures are beautiful and I am a little GREEN with envy:)

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  5. Such a pretty post, Bonnie! I love your gorgeous Camellias and your daffodils are so cheerful. :) We have a Japanese Maple in our front yard, and it always produces pretty blooms (if it doesn't get zapped by frost). Our neighbors have some Quince in their yard, and I've always thought it was so pretty -- would like to have some in our yard.

    All these photos are cheerful and pretty --surely spring can't be far away now! Have a great day.

    Denise

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  6. Hi Bonnie! Oh, my goodness, what beautiful signs of spring! I love seeing the flowers bud and open. Thanks for sharing these lovelies and thanks for popping in to see my purple cows.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  7. I am so happy to hear that spring is blooming somewhere! It's a long way off where I live. Your photos are gorgeous and full of hope.

    I'd love to have you link this post to Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up Saturday at 7 pm EST. Hope to see you then.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  8. Oh, I'm so jealous. I don't see much blooming around here yet. Those flowers are all so pretty!

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  9. Your Spring flowers are so pretty. You seem to be about a week ahead of us. Love the Snow Drops. I've never seen any growing. I should Google them to see how to grow them. Happy Spring!

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  10. Oh the daffodils. Growing up in Northern Ca there was a lovely place called Daffodil Hill. Gorgeous images.

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  11. Such loveliness and such beautiful photos too!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  12. Great photos of these beautiful spring flowers.. thanks for stopping by my blog.. I responsed to you as well!

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  13. I have a flowering magnolia in the back yard, but for some reason it never does more than a bloom or two which makes me sad as I love the blooms. I have to enjoy them in other people's yard.

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  14. Oh you are so far ahead of us! I love all of your flowers. I have my pansies that I planted in the fall and we had a mild winter so they weathered really well this year. I just cut some today for a cake a made. But nothing like you already have out. I just love the spring flowers and yours are wonderful.

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  15. Thanks for sharing these beautiful signs of spring! Can't wait until we can enjoy them, too, here in Missouri!!

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  16. Nice photos. Looking forward to spring.

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  17. Thanks for bringing your creativity to Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  18. Oh how gorgeous Bonnie! I would love to have a Magnolia tree in my garden.Everything is bursting into life, it's all very reassuring. Congratulations on winning your giveaway, it is so exciting to win things! Much love to you, Linda xx

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  19. Thank you SO much for the sweet shout out dear Bonnie. I love that you shared these lovely images on TOHOT.

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  20. Thank you Bonnie for joining in at TOHOT and above all supporting us as a friend.

    I am so excited about spring and your signs of spring are beutiful!

    Congratulations on the giveaway.

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  21. Your signs of spring are beautiful and a welcome sight! Your area is about a month ahead of us. I think I need to find a spot for a Tulip Magnolia! Congrats on your win :)

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  22. Bonnie, such beautiful flowers. You have captured the essence of Spring. Thanks for joining our party.

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  23. hi Bonnie! Things are just starting in Birmingham, and this weekend was so nice. We are in the process of having our backyard redone and are planting a ton of different camellias, I am so excited! All your blooms are envious, I hope I can maintain mine, as my gardening skills are non existent!
    Jenna

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  24. This is what I am so looking forward to Bonnie. We have had such fickle weather. My hydrangeas had green buds only to have dropping temps that nipped those buds out. Hopefully we will see more soon. Lovely post1

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  25. I'm so glad you won!

    It's spring here in Texas too. I have irises, jasmine, daisies and roses blooming. I love it! Doesn't it just make you smile?

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  26. Another 2 weeks maybe and we should start seeing some of those blooms here in my neck of the woods. Stunning photography!! I need to go back and look again to keep me going until Spring is officially here.

    Thanks so much for linking up every week at the (newly rebranded) Dishing It & Digging It. I always look forward to seeing your posts!

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  27. I just read a winter weather alert for our area. We're likely to get 6-10 inches of snow, yikes!!! This post is a great reminder for us here in Michigan to hang in there spring is coming,

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  28. Your spring blooms are lovely, then and now! We are showing signs of spring here to. We were recently in FL and I noticed such a difference in a few hundred miles. Spring makes me so happy, except for the storms we have in the forecast tomorrow.
    Enjoy your week Bonnie……..

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  29. Oh Bonnie, what glorious pictures! How I love seeing the daffodils as they are my favorite spring flower. Their cheerfulness always brings a smile to my face :)

    Thank you for sharing your stunning photos with us. Have a joyous week! Hugs!

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  30. Gorgeous, gorgeous. The Magnolia is stunning. Very difficult to grow here in my state. Snow here with nothing really blooming. Your Quince is beautiful as well, I can grow that here. You have some beautiful photos. Enjoyed your post so much.

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  31. Gorgeous, gorgeous. The Magnolia is stunning. Very difficult to grow here in my state. Snow here with nothing really blooming. Your Quince is beautiful as well, I can grow that here. You have some beautiful photos. Enjoyed your post so much.

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  32. Oh my Bonnie! How breathtaking is this picture! I love that Magnolia! I would so frame that gorgeous picture! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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