Sunday, May 7, 2017

Spring Blooms

Spring is popping up around here. It's been cool and damp, but flower are blooming in the garden and I love that!

It's been ages since I've posted and time is flying by quickly. I still have my foster cat, Mya. I don't think I mentioned -way back when- that she was diagnosed with a tumour last November. All things considered, she's doing well. As it happens, the animal rescue group I volunteer with had a Gala last night to raise funds for our rescue work with dogs and cats. It's not often I get out of jeans these days so that was certainly an occasion to do so.


Back to blooms. It seems to me that the small amount of effort it takes to plant bulbs one fall is disproportionate to the amount of delight they offer for years to follow.


Tulilps. My fondness for them likely comes from a childhood in Ottawa and the annual Tulip Festival.


A touch of blue.


Sunny blooms in the backyard.


A spring medley. Here's to this season of rebirth! 
Do you have a favourite plant that gives you pleasure this time of year?



21 comments:

  1. Hi Karen! Good to hear from you. Your flowers are beautiful; I especially like the combination with the red tulips and daffodils and hyacinth; and the purple tulips. We have a tulip festival in a small town near us as well. Such beauty! Happy spring!

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  2. Wonderful photos , your gardens look soo pretty . I love this time of year to with all the newness and fresh colours . Oh my I hope kitty keeps doing well . My favorite spring flower is well I love them all but my fave flower is anything Daisy I love all kinds of daisies . Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

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  3. Thanks for this colourful post when my french sky of Picardie is cloudy and grey. Have a nice day. Evelyne from France

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  4. Spring has sprung here, too! The primroses are startin' to do their thing and the rock cress smells SO pretty and Peep #1 has to call lawnmower guy to pick up the lawnmower for its annual checkup. PURRS.

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  5. It was nice to see your notice in my inbox this morning! Your garden blooms are gorgeous! We are working on our landscaping so our yard is currently colorless. Thank you so much for sharing your cheery blossoms! Enjoy Your Week!

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  6. Beautiful blooms!!
    So nice to see a post from you, and one so full of gorgeous flowers too :)

    Nice to know that your animal rescue group had a fundraiser... and it sounds as if it was successful too.

    This time of year, it's so hard to pick just one favorite flower, esp. after a long winter. However, it puts a giant smile on my face to see the creeping buttercup blooming again. It's one of my most favorite old fashioned plants.

    ~K.

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  7. Hello Karen, so nice to see a post from you! I agree with you about the delight of spring bulbs. Tulips are what's in bloom here just now, and the lilacs and wisteria. It's getting to be more and more colourful out there. Your top tulip photo is gorgeous.

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  8. Your gardens are gorgeous! So many colours and groups. Our tulips are just about to open. I haven't been out to tidy the garden yet although I've removed the leaf mulch but there are dandelions and errant poppies to clean out very soon! Have a good week. I hope the weather improves for us all!!

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  9. As a new blogger searching for other bloggers with similar interests, I found yours. I echo my friend Pamela's comments regarding your gardens: gorgeous!

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  10. Spring looks gorgeous in your yard! Lilacs and Pink Dogwood are a couple of my favorites this time of year.

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  11. So very nice to see an update from you! I'm sorry to learn of Mya's tumor. Your photos are absolutely stunning. Currently here in the mountains of Georgia, the mountain laurel is blooming....delicate pale pink blooms. Wishing you a very nice rest of the week.

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  12. p.s. a few weeks ago, we rescued a cat who lost a back leg due to an accident with a window blind cord. He is adjusting well but it is taking time with one of our five cats to "like" him! lol

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  13. Hi Karen,

    It's always such a joy to see a new post from you and today, especially, since I adore your spring garden! It is one that makes me feel the pull towards Ontario, again. Such vibrant colour occurring in your little paradise. So true, your thoughts about planting fall bulbs and being gifted such gorgeous beauty and life two seasons later! Enjoy them, my friend.

    Poppy:)

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  14. Stunning pictures! I do love tulips, but all your flowers look gorgeous. Enjoy the season and your lovely blooms.
    Helen xox

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  15. Welcome back. The Spring blooms are gorgeous. I hope Maya will be okay. Our kitty, Dottie has a tumor in her mouth. It's slow growing and doesn't seem to bother her to much. She's 17 years old so having it removed now just doesn't seem like such a good idea.

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  16. I am happy for you and your cat. I can imagine how difficult time it was for you.It's all good now.
    I love the early spring flowers in your garden. So many beautiful tulips!

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  17. It is so lovely to see the colour if spring blooms afer a colourless winter. Hope you are having a hood weekend.

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  18. somehow I missed this post...Karen - thanks for stopping by the blog today...My posts have been few and far between as well now that I'm working 3 days per week...hope the winter was kind to you - your flowers are lovely...I planted a few bulbs last fall, but I think the squirrels must have moved them to someone else's yard!!

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