Wednesday, April 22, 2015


The Perennials have been slow to return, after the late March freeze.
Better late than never.
The Goldfinches will soon be devouring the seeds of this Tickseed.
It makes happy little birds.

The feeders empty quickly at this time of the year.
Hungry little birds emerging from a long winter's nap, now busily feathering nests and tending babies.
Herbs in the wheelbarrow planted.
Oliver enjoying the sunshine
Pots and baskets are slowly getting filled.

  Japanese Iris bordering the pond.
"Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more ?"
~Bev Adams, Mountain Gardening


Patsy said...

It's looking good at your home,what lovely flowers.

Susie said...

Jo, I love your color choices of flowers. So nice that you are having such wonderful spring days. It's been cold Tuesday and today. Frost warning for the next two days. I am so ready for some warm sunshine hugs. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

donna baker said...

I'll remember the Japanese iris and love the tickseed. Never planted it, but will now. It's coming along nicely there.

DJan said...

How very, very beautiful and peaceful. I love that first picture especially, with that orange just popping off the screen! :-)

Country Gal said...

Lovely ! We are getting a mixture of wet snow , sun and rain and chilly winds . Spring was here but then left I am afraid lol . Not the typical spring for us this year hoping for better soon to come ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Betsy Brock said...

Everything is looking beautiful! We are just being teased with a little signs of spring and then it gets cold again! We have a frost advisory for tonight and it will dip into the 30's every night the rest of the week.

I love the yellow flowers in your first photo....such a brilliant sunny color!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such happy little flowers!! And happy little birdies!!
And happy kitty!

rusty duck said...

It looks lovely Jo. Feels good to get your fingers back into the dirt doesn't it?

Ann Summerville said...

Beautiful pictures.

Lady Jane said...

And this made for a happy little post.

L. D. said...

There are so many great things that you have shared here. You definitely are in late spring, early summer.Beautiful flowers for sure.