Sunday, April 19, 2015

Signs of the Season Part 2

As promised to Raybeard and Spo, here is the color palette in my back yard today, where it is 65F and sunny.


The rhododendron that spouse planted last weekend






A selection of daffodils (from the top: white with yellow center, double flowering, all white, mini yellow, all yellow)


Cherry blossoms


Forsythia
 
 
Bradford Pear





Hyacinths (white, pink, yellow, purple, fuschia)


Wildflowers


Dandelions (with millions more to follow)



Miss Oreo and Miss Gigi

I refuse to show you a pix of my drippy nose (due to pollen allergies).

38 comments:

  1. It's nice to see spring arrive in other parts of the country. Not a big fan of the pollen, though. :-(

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  2. That rhododendron is gorgeous, and the Kat Kids are adorable, and, yes, thanks for sparing us the drips! =)

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    1. spouse got the rhodo at lowe's for $30. it seems as if everything exploded in a blooming riot this week, including my drippy nose.

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  3. very purtiful! We have those too - the beautiful dandelion...

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    1. thank you, TDM! the heat is off, the house windows are open "to let the stink out" (as my grandmother used to say). the cats LOVE the windows open, my nose HATES it!

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    1. thank you dear! hope you are having a good weekend in la-la-land!

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  5. I can do without the drippy nose, but I love all the other photos.
    Greetings to Gigi and Oreo.

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    1. thank you, dear! miss nyla was under the bed and not available for a photo-op.

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  6. Really enjoying all the signs of life, and color this time of year. I have all windows wide open to get the fresh air. Here in the complex, the ranunculus beds and magnolia are in full swing, now awaiting the whiff of wisteria and lilac......gin while we wait?

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    1. FUCK YEAH!

      yesterday a knitting friend of mine and I met for good conversation/food/drinks. many many martinis were consumed between the 2 of us.

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  7. OMG, how beautiful! And everything must smell wonderful too . . . if you could smell them . . . sorry about the pollen! My beloved cat HRH was a tuxedo too, so it gives me special pleasure to see the photos of your two.

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    1. that's why the flowers are outside; I am also allergic to flower scents like hyacinths and gardenias.

      oreo is my first tuxedo kitty EVAH. gigi is grey and white; the lighting is wrong on her pix. glad you like my pussies (tee hee)!

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  8. Very nice! My azaleas and forsythia and one lonely daffodil are blooming. Along with some dandelions!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. no azaleas yet; everything is at least one month behind.

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  9. I got a drippy nose too; they aren't pretty are they.

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    1. nope; perhaps we can drip together, yes?

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    2. oh but such lovely daffodils!
      I want to die at daffodil time.

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    3. I KNEW you would love me for my daffys! and the deer won't eat them too!

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  10. Yay spring! Except for allergies. Ken is suffering as well. :(

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  11. I'm way down the queue this time, A.M., but I've only just seen this post. What heartwarming pics they are - and just look at the flowers too!
    I'm impressed that you can give them their names - the flowers, I mean. I'd only identify the daffs, hyacinthi and, of course, the 'dent-de-lions' - but the blazing pink of RTG's rhods have left an after-image on my retina

    Yup, the pollen is tickling my eyeballs in rather unpleasant fashion. But that's life, ain't it? - with every plus there's often something to balance it out.

    Btw: Thanks re S/b. Relieved to see that your 'chivvying' has worked.

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    1. we try to plant things the deer won't eat!

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    1. FINALLY in my part of the world! your village is so far ahead on the flowers blooming...

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  14. Beautiful flowers. Spring is my favorite season.

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    1. has it stopped snowing out there? have you seen any flowers yet in your yard?

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    2. It has stopped snowing. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and iris are blooming.

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    3. YAYZ! my iris are just beginning to poke their greenery outta da ground.

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  15. Beautiful snaps - I loved the bigger click on cherry blossom! Ruddy dandelions - they'd survive an apocalypse they would. With bells on!

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    1. thank you, lovey! I passed by a house tonight where someone had filled the entire front yard with daffodils of all colors! a flower carpet it was!

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  16. U can feel the warmth old friend x

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