Wednesday, May 01, 2019


I know I lean toward autumn as my favorite time of year. The foliage, the sounds, and the smells. But still, there are many excellent reasons to choose spring.

The weather this spring has been perfect. Cool enough to keep some things dormant until the time is right...but warm enough to coax out the adventurous spirit of other things.

We planted tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and a wide range of herbs.  But we've also planted zinnias, sunflowers, and other flowers. All of the above have launched into action the last few days.

This afternoon when we returned from Birmingham, we walked down to check on the bees. I heard Jilda gasp. When I looked, the amaryllis in the flower bed had bloomed. She didn't have her phone so she told me to shoot the picture. I was happy to oblige.

I hope spring visits to you soon where ever you live.


  1. I hold 'little' hope but one day I might learn a floewe name other than Rose and Tulip.
    But Yes, it is a beautiful flower.
    Sherry & jack ( Sherry will be by here tomorrow and will tell me the flowers she remembers. Her mama could grow flowers, my mama veggies.

  2. They look like butterflies from a Disney movie ready to take flight.

  3. Spring has sprung here in California but your amaryllises appear to be shouting it out to each other. Great photo! Very festive.

  4. Beautiful! We're slowly getting into Spring. Leaves are coming out and I may plant some flowers by Mother's Day. We don't usually plant the garden until Memorial Day because of the threat of frost. I'm glad I can come visit you and enjoy all the beauty a bit early!

  5. That is a great looking flower. I, too, am a Fall person but do like to see the new life that Spring brings to us. Hugs- Diana

  6. Here we grow Amaryllis as houseplant as our northern climate is too cold. What a pretty flower to greet you on your walk about.
    Hugs, Julia


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