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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Finally! A Sunny Day!

Good morning,

Yesterday was a rainy day, but we grilled outside anyway.  Today is a gloriously beautiful sunny day, although still quite chilly.  Of course, I had to go take pictures of the front garden.  I'm sure it will look very different in the next couple of weeks as these flowers fade and others bloom.
The daffodils we planted around the flag post last year are returning in all their glory.
Do you see the window on the right on the second floor?  Above that window is a decorative lion.  That spot behind that lion is home to a bird nest again this year.  After the babies are gone, we will try to figure a way to block that area to keep it from being a nest site again next year.  We don't think the moisture of the nest will be good for that lion.
Sweet buttercups. :)
 I've planted many different types of daffodils over the years, but these have been most permanent.  These King Alfred Daffs from 20 years ago have returned just as beautifully as the King Alfred's planted last year.
 The magnolia will soon be in bloom...
...to provide a huge bouquet of pink flowers.
 Ah, yes, Spring!



Sherry said...

It's been too long of a winter and pictures like these are a beautiful sight! I noticed yesterday that my bulbs have pushed through the ground, but we aren't as far along as southern Ohio yet.

Montanagirl said...

Lovely flowers, and your Header is fabulous!

TexWisGirl said...

hooray for spring! love the tulip magnolias.

Mersad said...

Love the yellow color, and the house is beautiful!

Mersad Donko Photography

Vicki Boster said...

Lois-- finally spring photos!! I can appreciate your excitement! Our tulip tree is in glorious full bloom- it's amazing. Your home looks so beautiful especially with your spring flowers in bloom--

MarkD60 said...

I love your flagpole! I remember when you put it in.

DeniseinVA said...

Love the flowers and the walkway up to your flagpole :)