Monday, April 07, 2008

Spring Arrives

Looks barren but look closer &

the buds

tiny iris

"checkered lily" aka Snake's Head Fritillaria
Male Goldfinches have their mating color
Yes, it's late, but tis finally here. Deena


Lori said...

i am seeing little signs of spring here too...little green shoots are showing their tips and our fish have been put back into their outdoors pond after wintering over in the garage...they look quite happy...we will be on the lookout for mr blue heron who sometimes stops over for a snack at the fish pond...

The Birdlady said...

Yep, it's coming. So glad to see you were out.
"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring." ~Bern Williams

Mary said...


I'm so glad you are seeing the signs of spring. I saw a robin last week and red-winged blackbirds. I have tulips up about 4 inches and my snowdrops have bloomed. They were late as well - about 2 weeks and I usually spot a few robins in March, but not this year.

I love your miniature iris' and the checkered one as well. When my iris bloom, I will be sure to post photos so you can see the lovely brown ones. The original toe is over 100 years old and these are its descendents. Mom has the mother of these and grandma had the mother of those and great grandma... well, you get the idea. LOL

Take care, my friend. Know that I love you and pray for you daily.

Love and hugs,

Cheryl said...

Lovely iris such an intense shade. I am so glad that spring is coming slowly. Ours came too quickly, now we have heavy frosts at night and it has taken some plants.
Hope this day is a good day for you.

mon@rch said...

Love when spring arrives like this! Great photos!

Naturegirl said...

How wonderful that Spring..with all its new beginnings have sprung for you! hugs NG xo

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Great pictures, Deena!! We have TONS of goldfinches these days....stopping in between snows!! No lilacs budding here just yet, but some of the trees had just started to pop when the snow came a couple days ago. Happy Spring to you!!! Hugs, Trudy

Anonymous said...

Every day finds me in the garden looking to see what's come up! I haven't seen any goldfinches ... yet.

CARole said...

Hello Deena. I always enjoy seeing your photos. They are just beautiful. My favorite is the one of the Iris.
Sending a hug.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

I love your photos, so peaceful. Spring has sprung here in West Texas. The grass is green, the trees are out, the flowers are in bloom. And of course the birds are singing a joyful song. We have dove that roost in our pine trees & early in the morning & early in the evening they coo, such a pretty sound. Thank you for sharing. Hugs***Renea

Bejeweled said...

I'm so glad Spring is finally starting for you! Buds soon become beautiful flowers which bring the bees and butterflies and then ... then you know Spring is well and truly under way with all it's implicit new beginnings!

Rhondi said...

Hi Deena
The first signs of spring are always so exciting especially when it comes late. Hope you enjoy every minute of it.Hugs

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love that you were able to capture those gorgeous yellow finch, finches...... hmmmm! Birds!
Thanks for visiting me!