Saturday, April 12, 2014

"a perpetual astonishment"

              Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters

Today (well, yesterday) the Ann Voskamp  prompt for gifts to find was 'Three gifts budding/blooming." I have so many, I had to do a photo thanks! 

 The two photos above mystify me. Outside of the fact I can't change the red tulips to the proper orientation, these photos were taken only two years apart..the mystery? They are in the EXACT same location in my garden. And in 2012, these red open petal tulips were somewhere else. VERY strange. The red ones are this week in 2014, the yellow were in 2012.

Two of my daffodils from Aunt Kathy's yard. Most of the daffodils are done, but the different varieties are popping out and I'm finding several in my cutting garden. I particularly love daffodils. They seem to be shouting out "He is ALIVE!" with their trumpeting blossoms. 


 One of my favorite things about tulips is how they close up at night. So the fairies have a place to sleep~or so I have been told!

Also from Aunt Kathy.

 This actually turned out rather clever. I have had this 'basket' for quite a while and these particular tulips have been in a bad place. I don't really want to move them, but I  need to mark where they are. So, I placed the basket on them and they look pretty good!
 The next few photos are my flowering trees. Hopefully, this year they won't get frosted and we'll get fruit from the pink peach tree and the white pear tree...and blooms from the lilac buds!

Another perpetual astonishment for me is this blog. It is sooo hard to get the blog to look as pretty in the public view as it is in the one I create. So, apologizing in advance! 

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