Friday, April 15, 2011

More Spring

Spring . . . it's almost more than I can deal with. I spent the day outside, planting, pruning, weeding -- and almost every five minutes there was something that demanded a picture.  A flush of shitakes, the first tree peony blossom (it went from tight closed to open in the course of the day,) Eddie showing off, the azaleas in bloom, and the hostas unfurling. Oh, what a glorious season!


18 comments:

Suz said...

Lordie I'm gonna have to move to your neck of the woods...
such a wonderful spring...
it's starting here...but yours! whoa....give thanks
it seems a miracle

Martin H. said...

Lovely Spring atmosphere. Pity the little lad in the shrubbery looks so down at the mouth.

Star said...

Yes it's busy all right and so much to do as you say. Everything is so new and fresh and full of hope. You can't help but be happy can you.
I'm reading your book 'In a dark season' at the moment. I just started it when I got back at the weekend. Interestingly when Elizabeth goes to visit Nola in the nursing home, one of the names on the doors there is 'Ronda Mills'. Now that IS a coincidence because my stepmother's name is Ronda Mills. She lives in Australia and is in her late eighties.
I'm enjoying the book very much.

Brian Miller said...

how lush...that flower rolled tight ready to butst forth is a great capture...i like the shrooms as well..

Desiree said...

Hi Vicki!

This has been an especially difficult week and so blogging took a backseat. I really had no heart for it, but was overwhelmed by all the loving messages left on my blog.

Your excitement and joy in your garden and all the life bursting forth around you is palpable. Now go back out there and take it all in! :)

Thank you for this beautiful escape into your glorious world. It couldn't have come at a better time.

Hugs,

Des xoxo

Mama-Bug said...

What wonderful spring photos. Eddie looks quite handsome on the fence. Those bleeding hearts are so beautiful; hope I get to see some next weekend when I come to TN. Have a great weekend.

Vicki Lane said...

Star -- What an interesting coincidence! I always check local phonebooks in hopes I'm not using a neighbor's name -- Australia, though... Glad you're enjoying the book!

Desiree -- So sorry for your troubled -- and glad if these pictures lifted your spirits!

Tess Kincaid said...

Your particular spring is a joy to behold.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous pictures! I believe you are a little further ahead in the season than we are, but things are busting out all over here too. I was so excited this morning, when I got out to open the gate to go to work. Finally a morel had sprung up overnight! I didn't get a chance to look over around the main 'patch' but I'm hoping we have enough for a mess or two. I had about given up hope!
Tammy

Mel said...

Gorgeous! I envy your mountain spring. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. There is so much to do, I just need this cold snap to pass by - blustery, rainy and in the 40's is not my idea of an outside day. I'll have to Spring clean inside instead. Enjoy your day.

Deanna said...

It is a glorious season! Almost makes the winter worthwhile... I said almost...

Bouncin' Barb said...

Darn good pics Vicki. It is a great time of year.

Alan Burnett said...

As I get older I get jealous of Spring and tend to like Autumn more. Sad, I suppose, but what the heck.

Miss_Yves said...

A glorious season (and a glorious garden) except for your lovely statues (Cupid ?)who seems to fear The April Showers!
(Thanks for your kind and lovely transltion)

NCmountainwoman said...

Glorious indeed!

Brenda said...

Isn't it glorious? The things you write, about spending the day weeding, pruning etc in the garden, yet hardly being able to take ten steps without taking a photo - I'm starting to think maybe we were separated at birth! :)

Vagabonde said...

I enjoyed looking at your slides of photos. You do have a great garden and a wonderful view. Right now everything is dark outside here with the thunder sounding like a cannon over the Kennesaw Battlefield close by – it must have sounded like that in the 1860s – it makes me think…

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- Your spring is delightful -- barbara