Since Thursday is Earth Day I couldn't resist joining in for this week's Outdoor Wednesday festivities. I spent much of this past weekend in my yard and enjoyed every minute of it. The dirt and the sun and the smell of the cottonwood trees all made me feel very appreciative of our beautiful planet. The spring blooms didn't hurt either!
Seeing this clematis blooming at my front door is a pure joy.
But I'm just as thrilled with the humble little violets
I love the unexpected blooms like these little anemones..I look and look for them in early spring, then suddenly when I least expect there they are.
Or this startling Darmera peltata bloom...that comes up from the ground like a little alien hand..no leaves just flower!
Then there are the little tiny blooms that make their presence known in a big way. Forget me nots couldn't be forgotten even if you tried!
Signs of new life are everywhere you turn
Spring bulbs are still surprising me - I forget this ones name
But Spanish Bluebells I remember
Spring really is the season of love in the garden
And I love love love this bleeding heart to pieces
The rhody season is getting underway and this mini is the first to bloom in my yard.
But one of its azalea cousins is blooming too
I've just added this cutie to my garden. It's called lithodora "Star"
One of my favorite yellow flowers, trollius, is starting to bloom right now. It has such perfect little teacup shaped flowers. It reminds me of the one that Willy Wonka took a bite of :-)
Spring is a time when it reminds us of what the earth has to offer in the way of food. Apples on the way
Yummy green onions
And tomatoes hiding in their water beds
I'm always so excited to see this Mountain Bluet bloom! Saturday was the day this year
Even though I have plenty blooming in my yard at the moment I couldn't resist going to buy more....the fever has hit!
How could I not buy this pretty little fuchsia?
Or this otherworldly looking african daisy?
Hope all of you enjoy a wonderful Earth Day this year. I just looked at the weather forecast and a little sunshine is promised, so hopefully I can get out and enjoy some of what mother nature has to offer. Go check out all of the other posts at Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer's place. I know there will be some pretty stuff!