Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Days

We have had more than our share of rain in this ' Fair Month of May '.
Fields stood ankle-deep in water, farmers delayed their planting.
Half-way through the month, we had a late frost, not the best conditions for tender young plants to make their appearance, but despite it all,  appear they did.
 
 
The days have warmed and watering cans are once again being lugged around the garden.
  
 
And as if by magic, Winter browns have turned into Summer rainbows.
The cycle continues.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




           

 
" Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~Rainer Maria Rilke
 

13 comments:

donna baker said...

Jo, it looks so beautiful - all my favorite flowers. We had the same weather here but I guess I am glad because it isn't so hot yet. I've started keeping notes about the weather and conditions to see how the plants are reacting. Just hope I can find my notes next year.

Connie said...

Britty, Britty very pretty . . . How does your garden grow?
Fabulously I would say :)
These photos are breath-taking,
thank you for sharing.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Dewena Callis said...

You get the most marvelous color intensity in your flowers there! You have to be doing something right and spending some quality time tending them. Yes, I think summer might just be here for Tennesseans.

Nellie said...

Beautiful, beautiful gardens! Oh, yes! The temperatures have definitely warmed, and now it is way too much like mid-summer for my liking.:-)

rusty duck said...

Gorgeous flowers Jo.. your weather sounds much the same as here, It's been a really odd Spring. Now there are reports that it could also have been the coldest for 50 years. I wouldn't disagree!

Deb said...

Your photos are beautiful, Jo. I love the little yellow pot. The statue is beautiful that adorns your garden. I am thinking it might be St.Francis of Assisi. Deb

Susie said...

Jo, I love all of your beautiful flowers. Your gardens are so inviting. xoxo,Susie

Country Gal said...

We are the same here with the weather and flowers blooming all though it is humid now I still love this time of year and all that is new ! Wonderful post and photos ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Terry said...

It's so very pretty, Jo.

Bill Stewart said...

That is beautiful. I didn't know a place could actually be so green until I had the opportunity to visit it myself. I used to know an accident attorney in Tennessee I was able to visit, but it has been a could years since I have seen him.

Willow said...

A lovely stroll.

Steve said...

Feeling and absolutely loving the lushness.

Monique Elisabeth said...

Wonderful flowers !!! Your weather sounds a lot like the weather in The Netherlands. They have finally predicted some warmer weather this coming week, so here's keeping my fingers crossed ; )
Have a great day.