Monday, April 1, 2013

Longing for Color

                                                       Hello everyone,
                        I hope you enjoyed a lovely Easter -we did as well. Today we welcome in the month of April already with all it's promise. We all know the saying April showers bring May flowers and so today true to form, showers are in the forecast for us . After a long winter (one that seems to want to hang on) I am longing for color in the too I am sure!

           We still have some snow here and lots of brown but it will make the colors of spring all the more joyous!

                                                       Can't wait!!!

                                               Rosy pinks and plums
                                                       Love our iris!
                                           Lupins,iris and hardy geranium.
                                I  look forward to lilac season every year.
                      I am noticing more bird songs in our garden- a very welcome sound!
What about you are you longing for color too?

Soon all the colors of spring and summer will be bursting upon us! In the mean time there is lots to do to get ready to enjoy it all.

Have a good day and thank you for all your kind words and good wishes.



Bernideen said...

so many glorious colors!

gabraj said...


Christina said...

Just beautiful!
I had a friend who used to say Autumn was god's paintbrush- but it's hard to compete with Spring blooms-
Thanks so much for sharing!

Nehire said...

The same as the colors of spring, children laughing in joy. Very nice pictures, such as the joy of spring.
Thanks and love thick...

My Little Home and Garden said...

There are a few snowflakes blowing around today, so it will be awhile before the colour comes. I'm taking it as a sign that I still have time to clear our the basement before the start of outdoor tasks begin!

Your photos are breathtaking, Carolyn.


flowersandhome said...

O yes, I'm longing for colour. There are little bits of colour visable already but the overall colour is still brown. Longing for more green and blue and pink and purple and.... sigh.
Happy new month with hopefully more colour than the month march gave us.

Siret said...

Dear Carolyn,
so many thanks for your dreamful sunny Easter-Flower-Bouquet!
A wonderful Easter monday and all best wishes - Siret

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pictures, Carolyn, and thank you for sharing them. I can not wait until we get some color here. Right now I'm getting by looking at the lovely pink and yellow tulips I have on our table. I've started walking again {even though its still a bit windy and chilly} and I can't wait to start seeing some of the gardens I pass in bloom.

Michela Romanello said...

E' tutto così bello... E gli iris sono paradisiaci!
Complimenti, le tue foto sono sempre ottimo cibo per gli occhi!

Alessandra said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

domenica.60 said...

After an incredible long winter, we need the joy of spring flowers too.
A big hug

Nita said...


Linda said...

Carolyn, m'dear! You are a gift! We are blessed.
Love the blues!!! Thank you.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

A Garden of Threads said...

Yes do long for colour and it will be soon, tulip and daffodils are starting to poke out;-)

Susan said...

Loved seeing the gorgeous flowers. Ahhhhhhh, spring! You cannot be far away, can you? Even though it SNOWED today! Yes, snow on April 1st.

But your lovely flowers made me want to dream of spring again. Thank you. Susan

kay Moser said...

Love the color! I just returned to TN from a trip further south where I toured plantations, looking for the perfect one to use as the setting for my next novel. Gorgeous azaleas and camellias blooming down there--but not here yet.

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Thank you for this nice spring ! We are waiting for sun and spring in France too. It's very cold (ice) here in Paris, but in the sun ! so what else ?

Melanie said...

You truly do have a magical garden. I can just imagine fairies dancing around there after dark !

Pamela Gordon said...

When I see all the gorgeous colours in your photos today then glance out the window at the brown and white scene I am amazed at how God has created such beauty for us to enjoy in the spring when the blooming starts. It's very chilly here today but the weekend was gorgeous!

Linda said...

You have the most beautiful garden I have ever seen! I always enjoy your pictures and your posts!

Linda @ Truthul Tidbits

Roséemimie said...

Your garden is marvelous !!! Haw many flowers !!!