Sunday, April 29, 2012

April showers bring flowers

Tulip "lanterns"? 

Blossoms on trees remind me of lace. 

Such a lovely shade of blue. Clusters of tiny bells, "ringing" as they sway in the wind. 

"Sunburst" daffodils. 

Wishing you a sunny week.


Katie said...

Wow, such beautiful blooms! At least all that rain has given you these pretty flowers.

Anonymous said...

unconscious of how much winter
bleakness connects

to their absence -
shocked by how over

night every hue
fires imagination

of a constant July -
their profusions wind

tossed invite inner
songs in praise to

-- no, don't cultivate
a name for this - just


altadenahiker said...

Oh, lucky you. We're not daffodil territory here, though lord knows, I've tried. What are the tree blossoms?

Ms M said...

Thank you, Katie. The blooms are wonderful this spring!

Anon, much praise for such a great poem xxoo

Altadenhiker: I think the tree blossoms might be ornamental pear. Is it too warm and dry for daffodils there?

Shell Sherree said...

These are magnificent, Ms M. I'm looking forward to the bulbs blossoming here - though I have to wait my turn for our Spring to arrive.

altadenahiker said...

Yes, we don't get the right cold snap. Can't grow tulips, either. Oddly, shouldn't be able to grow hyacinths, but once I bought a plant in a grocery store and when it finished blooming, dug the bulbs a shallow grave. They come back year after year.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Shell. I'm glad this can give you a little Spring during your Fall :-)

Altadenahiker: No tulips either? That's a bummer! You must have a special touch with hyacinths though, for them to make a repeat appearance year after year.

dive said...

Such beauty, Ms.M. I'm so jealous that you have had a real spring. Thank you for sharing and brightening my damp, grey and rainy little corner.

Ms M said...

Glad to oblige, Dive. I hope the sun finds its way to you soon!

Petrea Burchard said...

Wow, these are beauties, Ms. M! The flowers as well as the photos. Gorgeous. I planted some bulbs and I usually get a few days of tulips but they didn't work out very well this year.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Petrea. We've had a good season for flowers this year, so I thought I'd take advantage of it.