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Sunday, March 20, 2016

First Day of Spring

Although the calendar says today's the first day of spring, things have been blooming in my corner of Oregon for a couple of weeks.


Rhodies!


These daffodils in my front yard were the first to show off their bright yellow splendor.




Just last week, the tulips decided to join in the show.




Our pear tree, not wanting to be left out, decided to display it's blossoms too.




A pair of lovely red tulips unfurled their petals just yesterday.




As did some unknown purple flowers in my backyard (anyone know what these are??)




This morning's rainfall left its mark on my tulips, speckling them with droplets.




The one white daffodil in our front yard became very photogenic after the rainstorm.




I love tulips of all colors and am happy we have a yellow one in our garden.




These daffodils seem to be buddies.




Best of all, two days ago, I noticed my rhododendron bush sporting a few flowers.  Just yesterday, it erupted in a pink explosion.




I've been so busy skiing, I almost missed the annual spring flower show.  But today's rain on the mountain meant time at home to catch up on things.  What better way to celebrate the first day of spring?


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41 comments:

  1. Linda, your photos are so gorgeous and captivating! Thank you so much for sharing, and thank you so much for all your kind and encouraging comments throughout my depression. I really appreciate it. You are a great friend.

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  2. So pretty! We don't have flowers yet.

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  3. Great flower shots and lots of them with raindrops. Nicely done.

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  4. Well it's clear you live in a totally different world than we do! Can't believe all the flowers you have blooming! Those little purple ones are Grape Hyacinth. None of those will bloom here for another month or 6 weeks.

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  5. I agree with Furry above. Our world here in Southern Ontario is so different compared to yours. Thanks for the breath of fresh air.

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  6. Belas e fantásticas fotografias.
    Gostei.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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  7. Hello, what a gorgeous post. I love all the lovely colorful flowers. Your garden must be beautiful. We only have the daffies blooming here. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  8. Very nice flowers!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: welcome to Autumn!

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  9. Wonderful close up shots of these spring flowers

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  10. Lovely! I was going to tell you that those are grape hyacinth, but I see the Furry Gnome beat me to it. Yes, I'm almost ready to head to the Skagit Valley for the tulips. :-)

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  11. Happy spring, Linda! There is so much beauty sprouting in your area. We are not as far along as you but there are signs of life out there! LOL...

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  12. Can't wait to drive through Oregon in July. We are planning to drive along the coast for a good deal of the way, heading down to California.

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  13. Beautiful photos!
    I know it's supposed to be spring, but we're supposed to have a freeze overnight. Sad, because many things have started to push flowers.
    I hope you'll come drop by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/spring-has-finally-sprung.html and link up.

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  14. Happy spring! Loved your flowers! Yes that is Grape Hyacinth or Muscari, tiny little things:)

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  15. These are gorgeous Linda. Spring has definitely sprung where you are. I am looking forward to seeing the tulips bloom.

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  16. beautiful Linda, the second day of spring brought snow here

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  17. Lots of snow here... Such gorgeous photos.

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  18. Enjoying all the splashes of color. I especially love the dewy tulip bulbs!

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  19. Very pretty - we got 5 inches of snow today

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  20. Woohoo, spring has sprung! I'm getting the desert bloom right now!

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  21. Glorious spring colour! Enjoy.

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  22. oh gosh I like all these lush flowers...I do like the rhodies. It must be warm there to have tulips out now, wow. Your flower photos have a really special quality to them, soft and tender, can almost smell them. Lovely Lovely!

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  23. You are around a month ahead of us for tulips, two months for rhododendrons, yet our spring has been mild and early so far. A nice collection of different flowers on show.

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  24. Very pretty - it will be a while before we see fresh growth here.

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  25. Beautiful flowers in your garden, Linda! We had snow this week and although it melted quickly we will probably have more--its spring time moisture here. The flowers don't bloom until May.

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  26. Lovely images of a world waking up from a long winter's nap

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  27. Hi Linda ... I have seen your name on many of the blogs I visit, so thought I must come and see!

    What beautiful blooms, stunning. Spring is just such a good season.

    All the best Jan

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  28. Um abraço e uma Santa e Feliz Páscoa para a minha amiga e sua família.

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  29. What? You have flowers? We don't yet. Those pictures are gorgeous!

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  30. Hi! Spring has come in your garden. I enjoyed your colorful flowers. The flower looks like Muscari.
    http://www.hana300.com/musuka.html

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  31. What exciting colors of spring! I have to smile just seeing these lovely flowers!

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  32. Hooray for spring! Your flowers are so pretty. This is such a wonderful time of the year.

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  33. I told my Hubby I really want to spend a spring in the PNW just to fully enjoy spring, and all its blooms, again. All your blooms remind me of my springs in Europe. So very pretty. Yay, for spring!!

    Lisa @ LTTL

    P.S. how many times can I use spring in a sentence, lol. ;-D

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  34. Beautiful flower pics! Don't care about the calendar, if there are temperatures above zero both day and night, then it's spring.

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  35. Spring in your area even made the news here in my area! What lovely flowers!

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  36. Gorgeous flowers! I found the first snowdrops yesterday.

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  37. Your photos Linda are so amazing! Could not be any better. You need to be published, or do your own show! Great work

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