Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flowers in yesterday's rain

Daffodil

Some flowers for your day. A daffodil.

Daffodils

Some cheeky orange daffodils.

Grape Hyacynths

There are grape hyacinths everywhere hiding in the weeds.

Magnolia in the rain

The Magnolia received bad snow damage but it is blooming for me nonetheless.

I took these all late yesterday when I arrived on the west coast. It was raining and cold - I made a roaring fire in the wood stove and fell asleep reading a book.

Camellia

The Camellia bush is right at my back door. The deer eat most of the flowers but a few that are sheltered are beautiful.

Spring flowers

If it would stop raining, I could rest here after some gardening, pruning and grass cutting. It looks like some blue sky might overcome the clouds and the rain has stopped for now. If the rain wins out, I have a sewing project or two ready to do, so I am good either way.

Best,

Leanne

21 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

We're all done with daffodils in this corner of the world and are now onto tulips!

Flying Blind... said...

It appears to be raining everywhere in the world today!!
At least you have pretty flowers x

Poppyprint said...

So pretty! I hope it clears up. How long are you out for?

Annabella said...

Daffodils are my favourite flower - love the cheeky orange ones!

Rebecca said...

Looking good! The magnolias are in full bloom here, too.

karen said...

what an idyllic getaway you have!

Judith, Belfast said...

Sounds like bliss. I have some of those mini hyacinths growing on my kitchen window sill at the moment. So cute! Enjoy your rest! Jxo

susan said...

It looks blissfully peaceful. Lucky you to have that bolt hole. How I miss a log fire, and falling asleep in front of it.

Catherine said...

glad that you managed to get away. it looks beautiful - even though it is raining and cold

Deanna said...

I saw these on Flickr and thought, that's not Alberta!
Now I see it really isn't. Nice to see green again though.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Aren't they beautiful!! Mine are just coming up...can't wait to see the yard full of color.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, looks such a pretty place to escape to!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a peaceful Spring-like setting you are surrounded by! Lovely photos.

Mary Menzer said...

How very sweet and relaxing

Sarah said...

Lovely photos, the blue of those hyacinth grapes (same thing as bluebells or different?!) is stunning.

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Leanne said...

Beautiful flowers, daffodils are so cheery. You garden looks lovely.

Sheila said...

The climate there must be similar to this part of Scotland - this could be my friend's garden!

Spontaneous Threads said...

There is just something about how vivid the colors are after rain. Beautiful. (Wish it would rain here……)

Debbie said...

looks & sounds like heaven on earth!

**nicke... said...

april showers bring may flowers... ;) lovely!