Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Cheering us all up after a cold winter, which seems to have been going on for ever, even in the UK, where we don't get the long snow time Canada and the Northern US do, spring flowers are a real blessing.

So, ephemeral they may be, they are still beautiful.   Carmi, over at writteninc. asks us to take our cameras out and find some flowers.   Go to the link to see what others have come up with.

I decided that although I have a lot of flower shots in my archives, some up-to-the-minute shots of some of the flowers on my patio would be best.

The daffodils looked lovely this morning, with the sun shining through them.

And as soon as the sun touched the buds of the tulips, they sprung open.

The flowers on our Pussy Willow tree shone silver and gold as they opened.   The bees loved them.

The tree is actually a miniature (well, small) weeping willow, which we rescued from the humiliation of being in a "special offer" box, at a really good price, and proved to look much better after a bit of TLC than the much more expensive ones at our local, very up-market. Garden Centre!

Do let me know if you visit!  I love getting your comments.


Karen S. said...

Gilly these are beautiful! Yes, sadly winter keeps getting in the way of our spring too, and there isn't really much happening in my gardens either! I do hope by Mother's Day that I'll have something!

Michèle Dextras & Jean-Claude Barre said...

In Florida there were lots of flowers but now back home in Canada, there is barely a crocus blooming. I love the pussy willows!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Gilly, what a colorful patio. Thanks for sharing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Spring, and congrats to you and the bees for a successful tree rescue!

Alexia said...

Lovely flowers - I do love the Pussy Willow tree, with its graceful weeping branches!

Bob Scotney said...

I'd like a pussy willow like that. Great tulip - ours are just buds so far.

Katherine Vargas said...

This are so lovely and beautiful. I can agree with you I felt like spring wasn't never going to come around thank god this cold weather is done for now (: