Friday, May 9, 2014

Beautiful, Glorious Awakenings

Remember on Monday when I asked those of you that spring has found to give that glorious season my address? Because it was taking its sweet time getting here? Well, I don’t know who was kind enough to send it my way, but spring arrived that morning, and has stuck around since. Thank you to all who are responsible for this.

Even Mrs. Robin is thankful for this beautiful weather as she incubates her eggs.

The sun has been shining, the temperatures are high, and the garden that was otherwise reluctant to get going has taken off. Plants are rising, flowers are starting to bloom and trees are beginning to blossom. There are awakenings all around me. Beautiful, glorious awakenings.

The delicate small blue flowers of Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'.

It’s been a very hectic week. In addition to trying to clean up the house, which was in desperate need of cleaning, I’ve been working in the garden trying to get things in order. Yesterday, I didn’t even post on my blog because I was so busy, and I suspect there’ll be other days like this. I will take it as it comes.

Primrose getting ready to bloom; a true sign of spring's arrival.

There is rain in the forecast for today, but that’s alright. The garden needs a good soaking now that it’s taking off. And I need a little break from it to recharge.

A Primrose that is happily blooming. Aren't these the prettiest flowers?
Isn't spring the most spectacular time of the year? I certainly think so.

I wish you all a beautiful weekend!

35 comments:

  1. Jeez, send that Spring on to Edmonton now, willya?

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    1. I'll put it in the mail first thing in the morning... :)

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  2. Oh, how wonderful that spring has arrived and we get to partake in it with you through these wonderful and beautiful shots .
    I love seeing Mrs. Robin.
    Gorgeous primrose!

    I am busy cleaning house as well as we have the whole family (my son, daughter and her hubby and little Rose and also my daughter's in-laws) coming for a cookout on Mother's Day. My hubby is doing all of the cooking, yay! All I have to do is clean ... LOL

    Happy, happy Mother's Day.
    xo

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    1. Sounds like it'll be a great time, Margie. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  3. Glad you are finally getting some nice weather!

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  4. Spring garden work takes a lot of time. However, I enjoy it. I could do with a little more spring.

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    1. I enjoy it, too. I'd rather do garden chores than house chores!

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  5. Just what i was waiting for! Thanks and have a lovely week-end, Martha!

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    1. I think we've all been waiting for spring to finally arrive. Happy weekend, Francie!

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  6. So lovely! Glad you are finally getting some love from Mother Nature!

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    1. Mother Nature is being good to us these days. I hope she continues to do so!

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  7. Good for you! I do believe that my area (KC) skipped spring and went straight to summer.

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    1. It's gotten really warm the past couple of days, so I wouldn't be surprised if we end up the same way. I hope not. I like the cooler day of spring.

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    1. Happy spring to you, too! Hope your weekend is really nice so far.

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  9. so happy it's finally spring! beautiful shots - love the bird in its nest :)

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    1. That little bird just makes my day. I can't wait to see her babies.

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  10. it's getting a bit too hot down here, feels like summer weather

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    1. I imagine how much warmer it gets there. Much more so than for us!

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  11. That's funny. We're already into summer here. And not even that sissy, "Oh, it *feels* like summer" stuff, it's legitimately the beginning of summer. We've already hit triple digits. That's just how this area works. I'm kinda sad. I wish we had more winter. *sigh* (I'm holding up my hands in defense, because our winter is like your spring, so don't beat me with a trowel, okay?!)

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    1. Hahaha..you made me laugh out loud with the trowel remark! Cassandra, I'd be happy to send you some of our winter; we certainly have oodles of it! And you're welcome to as much of it as you'd like!

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    2. I KNOW you'd be happy to be rid of some of it ;)

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  12. I'm glad Spring has arrived, enjoy.

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  13. Nice shots here Martha! I appreciate those 'close-ups'!
    Yes, Primula are beautiful little gems. Enjoy your spring and have a great weekend.

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    1. I added a few Primulas last spring, and I'm so glad I did. They make the prettiest little flowers!

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  14. OH so beautiful MArtha ~~ so many of my spring flowers like yours above have gone to their maker because the harsh Maritime climate is in charge. So I live with the strong ones and love them all. Thanks for showing the robin in the nest so sweet!

    HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! It's supposed to be gorgeous today; a perfect day for us moms.

      I love that little robin. She built her nest just above our kitchen windows, and when I press my face against the glass, I can see her sitting on her nest. It is the sweetest thing. I look in on her first thing in the morning to make sure she's okay.

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  15. Getting caught up, Martha! …. what a great picture of Mrs. Robin! aw … and that, to me, is what Spring is all about … awakenings … new beginnings

    love the Primrose … gorgeous color! Have you gone for a ride on the Island Queen? looks wonderful! I went on one in New Orleans and Hot Springs… loved it … a sunset cruise … hahaaaa… a happy face in your coffee… jeeez that looks good… what is that? cinnamon?

    and your first plane ride… yes! I thought the clouds looked like cotton too … just fascinated me … then flying above them and looking down at rolling cotton … just gorgeous.

    and so is Chatouille! that means tickle?! how cute! and I know how proud you are… I hope she finds a forever home … sniff

    as always … love all your photos even your memes! haha…. I would love to go to Ireland…

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    1. I love robins, Carolyn, and the females are such great mommas. I can't wait to see her babies. I plan to take many more photos of these miraculous goings-on right outside my kitchen windows.

      Primroses are amazing! I just added them last spring, and I'm so happy I did. They added brilliant splashes of colour to the garden.

      I haven't gone on the Island Queen yet, but I'm hoping we'll take a small cruise this year. There are different types, and some even include dinner.

      That happy face was made by a young worker at a coffee shop we frequent. Who says young people aren't great at customer service? We have some amazing ones around here. Really nice kids. They work hard, and they only make minimum wage. And still manage to smile and say thank you and please when they are serving you.

      Yes, Chatouille means tickle. I think it's a really cute name, but my daughter says it doesn't roll off the tongue easily. I've no doubt this little furball will find a great home soon. And my daughter will cry when she leaves...lol... She loves to foster, but can't stand losing them!

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  16. So very, very beautiful! I always love seeing your pictures of animals and nature :)

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    1. Thank you! Animals and nature...music to my soul :)

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  17. I didn't want to say anything, but I'm the one who sent it. No tanks needed...Spring has Sprung a lotlof leaks as it is raining
    AND PS I love your photos, that should have been the first thing I said! Atta Girl Martha

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    1. Even if you say no thanks is needs, I thank you for that, Lorraine :) Oh yes, spring seems to have finally sprung. It sure took its time, but I'm glad it has finally arrived.

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