5/12/09

At last we have some colour

Our ancient Cottonwood tree has returned to it's full shady glory, our grass is finally green again and in need of regular mowing. BTW my garden hasn't become a slope over the winter and I wasn't drunk either when I took this. Just one of those moments when my photography eye let me down LOL!

I have still not acclimated to the way everything outside dies off here in the winter months and goes brown, it's very bizarre coming from England's year round green and pleasant land!

So yesterday I was delighted to walk around our garden and see colour has returned to our landscape with the recent rain.

Here are a few shots for your enjoyment, this weekend I will be out doing some much needed gardening!

The first bloom to appear on our lilac bush

One of my favourite plants 'Bleeding Heart' in bloom

Photinia, a shrub I loved in England that thrives here too, so I have planted six of them in the gardens.

And of course every move I made was observed!

19 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful color, indeed!

Lynn said...

Beautiful! Our lilac bush bloomed unbelievably early this year and now that is really time for it to bloom I keep expecting blooms and have to remind myself it already did.

Lynn said...

Sheesh! I should proofread more carefully.

Peggy said...

Sarah;

Love your flowers..can I ask you what kind of camera do you have....so beautiful!

Flea said...

Oh! You're bleeding hearts are pretty! And I love your kitties!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lynn - LMAO, well get a load of that angle I took the long shot on, utterly bizarre!

Peggy - funny you should ask that as about the camera, as I have a post I am preparing on my photography equipment for later this week!

willow said...

I love your grand old cottonwood tree! Bleeding Hearts are among my faves, too. Mine are pink.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Our lilacs came and went, how beautiful yours are. And what a poplar tree. Massive. Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods and thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Lovely pics, Sarah. Thanks for sharing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. I love it when the color comes back after winter.

Sassy Britches said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Come take pictures of my irises please; I am so bad at that!

Lover of Life said...

Your yard is just beautiful. So far we only have daffodils. I loved the bleeding hearts. I used to have red ones.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures as always Sarah.
The lilacs are gorgeous, I hope to plant some this year...

Gaelyn said...

Sure is great to see the bloomin' green. Nice yard. The lilacs I miss the most.

Kay said...

You have so many beautiful flowers in your yard, Sarah. I'm very envious. Gorgeous photos! I can almost remember the smell of lilacs.

Ishtar said...

What a lovely garden!

Daryl said...

Oh lovely, I am buying a new window box and nice new dirt to plant some flowers in this weekend... the old box, dirt and dead plants cursed by some sort of window box juju is gone ... lets hope the new box fares better

Wendy said...

Every time I see photos of your garden, I want to have the landscapers put in more colorful things on this property (since I myself would kill anything I attempted to grow). Alas, hubby continues to remind me that it would be pointless to make such a request because our boys would destroy the beauty (running trucks over them, etc) and they would attract too many bees. Still, I long for plants with color, instead of the many shades of green.

Lantaw said...

enjoy the spring weather! love the flowers