Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

The gentle rains we had in April, stirred the flowers beneath the hardened soil.
So many flowers, a virtual orchestra, all blooming their individual colors, shapes and sizes at the same time.
It's lovely to see color once again in the garden.

"Winter is many months of the year
But now at last Maytime is here;
And birds sing from a leafy screen
In the trees and hedgerow freshly green;
And the wood-anemone is out in the shade,
With its blushing petals which too soon fade;
Once more the bracken is unfurling there,
And bluebells gently perfume the damp air."

~ Veronica Ann Twells, Maytime


Susie said...

Jo, Your gardens are beautiful. I need to get more color going here. I have had a slow start. Smiles to you, Susie

Susie Swanson said...

These are breathtaking beautiful, especially the Lillies..April showers surely do make a difference..Susie

helen tilston said...

Hello Jo

Your garden is absolutely stunning. I hope you are taking many breaks and enjoying a cup of tea among the beautiful flowers.

Helen x

Country Gal said...

I love your gardens soo beautiful. Wonderful photos. With the up and down weather the past month here things have been slow but not to for me to fret it will pick up and we will have colour once again at Our Country Cove ! Have a wonderful day !

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I would love to walk in your beautiful garden- with you. You could tell me all the names of the flowers,, and then maybe we could sit for a bit and watch the birds.

Clara said...

A lovely post. I have always liked the flowers in the first photo. they look like the flowers that grow wild on the beach here.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures !!! I love all the lillies, especailly the dark orange one.
Have a wonderful day.

Jill of All Trades said...

Just beautiful. Everytime we pull up to the cabin I exclaim, "Look how beautiful the flowers are!" I love that feeling. I love spring.

trump said...

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Doc said...

Beautiful flowers Jo, such nice photo skills

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post. The flowers are beyond comparison. And I am at a loss for words to describe.

L. D. said...

Your lilies look wonderful. I really like the top one. I have never seen one like that before. I finally quit trying to grow blanket flowers. I have seen it growing in pretty harsh conditions in sand hills of Nebraska but I just can't get them started. I really like them. Great shot of the cardinal. That isn't easy.

Connie Arnold said...

Your photos are beautiful! May is a wonderful month, and you have captured some vibrant shots. I enjoyed the poem you shared as well.

Winifred said...

Gorgeous flowers and beautiful photographs.