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Thursday, April 14, 2016

What's Blooming Now

Okay, I'll give everyone a break from the snowy skiing posts and show you what spring is currently like in my neck of the woods.




My hubby planted several dozen tulips in our front yard.  Sadly, none of them came up.....seems the soil in the flower bed is not good.  It's too full of clay and doesn't drain, so all of the bulbs he planted last fall rotted in place (heavy sigh....)




Luckily, he thought to plant some tulips in the backyard flower bed, and they've been doing quite nicely.  So I have a few tulips to photograph!




While driving home a week ago, I noticed a pink dogwood tree in bloom on a neighboring street.  The setting sun was lighting it up so nicely, I vowed to return and catch it the following evening. 




Not only did a capture those gorgeous pink blossoms, I also found a lovely two-color tulip nicely backlit by the setting sun.




Is there anything prettier than pink dogwood blossoms?  I don't think so.




Around here, spring is one continuous spectacle of color.  First, we had the daffodils, then the tulips and cherry trees, and now it's the dogwood's turn.




Although I'm sad that ski season is nearing the end, I love the longer daylight hours, and enjoy the procession of colorful flowers unfurling throughout the spring months.

Stay tuned - in another couple weeks, I'll update you again on "what's blooming now!"


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27 comments:

  1. Yes, very colorful spring blooms. I saw crows taking out somebody's bulbs tonight. I think they'll be surprised when nothing comes up.

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  2. Wow, Linda, your gorgeous photos jumped right out at me! Thank you so much for sharing, this is just what I needed today!

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  3. Love the dogwoods and tulips, especially the multi-colored one.. gorgeous!

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  4. I particulary love the Tulip images.

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  5. A beleza e magia da Primavera nestas fantásticas e coloridas fotografias.
    Um beleza.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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  6. lovely, I'm still waiting for these to come my way

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  7. Hello, beautiful tulips and the dogwood tree is one of my favorite. I love the dogwood blooms. Lovely images, Linda! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. very nice- no signs of spring here in Maine

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  9. Fabulous shots of your blooms, Linda. Those pale pinks are just gorgeous. You need to move to CO. We're due for another snow storm today through tomorrow. I'm kinda over it!

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  10. Hi! The dogwood trees are in full bloom in Tokyo too. They would make us very happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Nice crisp photography. Everyone traditionally looks forward to summer here but it's usually green, wet and humid then with loads of biting or annoying insects outdoors. Can't beat spring for near perfect weather conditions and a rainbow of colours.

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  12. It's nice to see some flowers, as we're expecting one to two feet of snow at my house again today...

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  13. What beautiful colour and amazing light to photograph them in.

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  14. These are lovely, a great selection of blooms.
    Thank you

    All the best Jan

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  15. Beautiful pictures, the gentle flowers.
    Regards:)*
    Monika B.

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  16. Gorgeous blossoms! I love the tulips and the dogwoods are spectacular.

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  17. Love those dogwood flowers - we had a tree in our garden - but drought and renovations did for it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. I love tulips but the deer eat them and the squirrels will dig up the bulbs, so they are a "no grow" here.Your Dogwood blossoms are gorgeous--lovely close ups!
    We had a foot and half of snow this weekend, so spring is on hold again for a few days at least.

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  19. Beautiful Photos! I enjoyed them very much as nothing is blooming here:)

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  20. What a colorful change from the snow. I agree about the dogwood! I do hope Hubby's garden does well this year. The flowers are just wonderful.

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  21. Gosh, these photos of flowers are all extraordinary. No more snow, just do flowers Linda! (sorry I do like the snow as well, but your flowers are really lush!)

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  22. Just beautiful! I am enjoying the burst of color everywhere I look! :-)

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  23. Lovely, but last two shots are my faves, Linda.
    Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I look forward to your contribution this week.

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  24. love the dogwood captures and the backlit tulip too.

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