Sunday, May 18, 2014

Time For the Flowers . . .


Are you full swing into springtime like we are around here?
I am warning you this will be bit of a photo overload of
my flowers here at home and flowers we found today
when we went for a drive north to a well known wooded area.
We saw vast acres of Trillium in bloom, what a thrill.
I have been filling the flower containers and boxes
and I wanted you to see the pretty Dahlias
I found for my containers this year.
Enjoy . . .

My Original Hellebore, 10-12 years old 
A Flower That Is Best Viewed In The Garden Instead Of In A Bouquet
 More Trillium At Home

 Budding Ferns
Purchased Potted Fern

Wall Flower Box, Illusion Begonia

 Trillium We Found Today
Found In A Large Wooded Area North Of Us
Almost Perfect Isn't It
We Also Found Fields Of May Apples 
 Difficult To Catch The Trillium Beauty In A Photo 

Primrose In My Home Garden 

Dahlias In One Of My Containers At Home

 Here is an update on the birds we have been finding in the yard. 
The Indigo Buntings are still here as are the Purple Finch and Orioles. 
 I think I identified a Spring Warbler today and also a Rose Breasted Grosbeak. 
Cardinals, Goldfinch, Robins, Chickadees, Nuthatch,
Wrens, Mourning Doves, Woodpeckers, Sparrows
seem to be our loyal daily visitors.
Thank you to my recent followers
and also thank each of you for
visiting me and leaving me comments.
You are the "bright spots" in my day
and at just the right time too!
Until Next Time,
Love, Lynne



At Home in English Valley said...

I never get tired of flower photos. The neighborhood is dripping with lilacs and blossoms of all sorts. It's a party out there...and in my own garden too. Lovely Lynne, thanks for sharing! Love, Penny

MarmePurl said...

Lovely. All of it.
I am always amazed to see a fern unfold. Such fascinating structure they have.
Enjoy the beauty you have created Lynne!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Look at all that gorgeous Trillium. What a fun adventure to see so many varieties. One of my favorite Michigan wines produced by Good Harbor is named Trillium.

babs said...

The trillium is awesome. I like the dahlia pot. Turned out great. A rose bearded grosbeck, really? Wow,

Anonymous said...

Container gardens are the best way to enjoy flowers up close. The wild critters never bother them it seems, but they do go after the ones planted further from the house. xox

TexWisGirl said...

your garden blooms are beautiful and bright, but my heart belongs to the trilliums. :)

barb said...

So pretty. It is just too hot, dry and windy here for all of that. I'm jealous.

Olive said...

Beautiful. The trilliums are very sweet.

Missy George said...

Pretty flowers..Not doing much this year..have a beautiful week..

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Lynn, could never tire of flower photographs and yours are all just beautiful! You sure have a green thumb, Missy!

Pondside said...

After a long grey winter I am enjoying all the colour - in my garden and on blogs. Gorgeous colour around your house!

Pamela Gordon said...

It would be wonderful to see a carpet of trillium in bloom! I enjoyed your photos and love the container of colourful blooms. We're into rainy season here it seems but things are really greening up. Have a lovely week Lynne.

Rose said...

Flowers overload is fine with me! Loved seeing all of them...expecially the trillium and mayapples! I need to get out to the woods...I don't think I took a single picture of ginseng last year and I almost always go and find some just cause I like to see it grow.

PlantPostings said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, Lynne! Especially that Trillium with the green streaks. Great photos!

Kerin said...

My goodness, you are indeed in the deep of Spring! Love all the flowers, and some of them were new to me.

I've been un-covering the border plants here, and there are a few plants that I am still not certain what they are. There have also been some pleasant surprises.

I hope that you are having a great start to the week.

Smiles :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They are all so pretty, Lynne, and the dahlias are just spectacular!

Willow said...

Wow That Trillium is gorgeous ~ what a treat to see !
Looks like you are surrounded by blooming beauty these days :)

LANA said...

Beautiful photos, and am glad you have so many birds. Do you have birdhouses?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What gorgeous flowers! It's almost too hot out here for some of those. What a beautiful place you live in, Lynne. Just gorgeous. What kind of apples?? Never heard of those before. Are they edible? Hmmmm?

Ida said...

Lots of lovely flowers indeed. The Trillium is very pretty. I liked that one with the stripe on in towards the middle of your post. Also your Dahlia's are gorgeous. I have some planted in my beds but they are still pretty small plants and not yet in full bloom.

Deanna said...

I am lovin' those early spring flowers. I have been on a few walks in the woods and also have been enjoy the trilliums and the may apples. And what an amazing assortment of birds...I am jealous.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Absolutely beautiful Lynne …. I love the trillium…… I shall have to look out for one ….. I think that they would be perfect for my garden. XXXX

20 North Ora said...

Lynne - Your flowers are just beautiful. There are never too many flower pictures! Everything here in Oklahoma is just so green and pretty right now. Wish it could stay like that all year. I am your newest follower.


Jen Vandervoort said...

Pretty pretty pretty, love to see all the growing greens, and colors of spring.

Thanks for the lovely comment.


Margie said...

Ah, spring. Such a glorious time of year. Glad to see you are enjoying it!