Friday, May 1, 2009

Beautiful Life: Spring in my Yard

Welcome to our friends from Melissa's Beautiful Life linky fest- thanks for stopping by!
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I love spring. I love spring. I love spring.

I love putting Spring things in our year-round wreath.



I love the birds that come up to say hello to this wreath.





I love this plant- it's called lungwort. The flowers come out purple, blue, and pink, and the leaves have lovely light spotting. The flowers will stay for a month or so, and then the leaves will stay until January. Then, everything will die and blow away and you'll think you've killed it. You have no idea where it was in the first place- everything is gone. In April, the leaves will start popping out of the ground like cabbages, covering more area than they did the year before, and you'll think of your grandma again and how glad you are she gave you a cutting. This plant was actually at our old house, and I went back right before we sold it and brought the plant here. I love it that much, and I've never seen this plant anywhere besides my grandma's yard and a local arboretum.



I love these tulips. Wonder Daddy planted them for me last year as a birthday present.





Have I mentioned that I love Spring?

How about you- what's beautiful in your yard and home right now?

7 comments:

Aunt LoLo said...

The cherry tree is covered in blossoms...the forsythia blossoms have fallen and are replaced with vibrant green leaves. The thee sticks on the plum tree that are still alive have tiny flowers. The weeping cherry tree has lost its blooms and is covered in demure little leaves as well.

Oh, and the geese showed up with 6 babies yesterday!

Sam said...

I have a thing for blue flowers...those lungwort (hideous name!) are gorge!

My sterling roses are going crazy this year...they look really amazing. :)

Elizabeth G. said...

Pretty, pretty. I love the wreath with its simple decorations. I love the birdie!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I know what you mean about inner health not being as robust and one's outer health. But I really loved what you said about how we aren't expected to arrive at Perfection, but to be on the PATH of Perfection. Whew! That takes some of the pressure off, doesn't it? Remembering that it's a journey.

Have a wonderful May Day!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth G. said...

Myrnie -
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I really understand what you mean about one's inner health not being as robust as one's outer health. Also, loved what you said about our not being expected to have arrived at Perfection but to be on the PATH to perfection. Whew! That sure takes some of the pressure off, doesn't it?

Have a wonderful May Day!
Elizabeth

~Kristen~ said...

Such beautiful flowers!!! Happy May Day!!!

Casey said...

Very pretty!

Su said...

I love this post!
I took a walk in the front yard with my little girl, and we noticed a thick winding path full of grape hyacinth blooming. It's only noticeable from some angles, so we normally miss it.
The flowers are sooooo beautiful, and they only bloom for a short period in the spring.