Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spring Morning

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The pond is as full as it can get, with a drain taking off the excess. No breeze at all,  just the sounds of chirping birds announcing their presence and the woodpeckers tapping away in a frenzy.

A daily walk around the ‘estate’ is so compelling since things change so fast. We got this snowball viburnum last year and it is loaded with buds. I have always wanted one and then this morning I noticed another bush that came with the property has the very same bud clusters!image

So we have two, an embarrassment of riches. image  And here we have a bud opening on our second dogwood, a pink one to compliment our white one,  methinks. It is planted in the shade garden and had a few difficult seasons, due to drought, but this Spring it looks like it is rebounding, with several buds and lots of leaves.

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Our redbuds are just opening and I have to enjoy them in a big hurry since snow is forecast for Monday and Tuesday nights. I’ll be covering the clematis, hosta and peonies again. Sigh. That’s life on the mountain.

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Pink must be the in color today with our tulips joining in the show.

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The primrose is just a little bit more extravagant with a yellow center.

 

But just wait until the Virginia Bluebells open. Here’s the coming attractions:

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9 comments:

  1. Do you know that with your "artist eye," you take very artful photos? I love the photo of the pond full of reflection, separated by a curve that's the far shoreline. Very nice. And of course I enjoy the early flowers. Good luck with the snow! :-)

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  2. Sooo beautiful! Our dogwoods haven't peeped out yet, I don't even know what color they will be. This is our first Spring in this house. And one of our trees is blooming, but I don't know what kind it is, white blooms, very tall and narrow and very old. Your photos are so vibrant and lovely! Do you choose plants like you choose fabrics?

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  3. Your pictures give me hope that spring might actually arrive someday.

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  4. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Nice panorama pic of the pond!

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  5. ShirleyB9:06 AM

    Really great photo!

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  6. Beautiful shots of the estate. Yes, expect snow. We had eight hours of rain yesterday that really greened everything up and woke up this morning to snow flurries. So strange.

    I love snowball viburnum! And the pink tulips!!! Oh, my! Paradise!

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  7. Just beautiful. Hope the snow stays at a minimum and goes away quickly.

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