In Bloom

April 23, 2012

Not much to say today, but I did want to share some photos of our little yard in bloom.  It is a good exercise for me.  Taking these photos forces me to quietly walk around our yard, take a deep breath, and just enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.  Join me on the tour?

We have several clematis that grow up and around our garden fence.  They are by no means perfect specimens (see all the chewed parts?), but I love the pops of purple.


This is our prized Dwarf Japanese Lilac that we moved with us twice.  Yep.  Really.  Like across the state.   We now have it planted beside our front door so that at least twice a day we get to breeze by and experience the amazing smell that graces us for such a short time each year.   It’s not surprising to find one of us just standing there with nose in the bushes.  The neighbors must love us.

Dwarf Japanese Lilac

I call this one simply “the other lilac.”  I’m not sure the variety and it is much taller and lankier than the one pictured above, and it still smells almost as sweet.


Oh, our hellebores (aka Lenten Rose).  I adore them.  We planted them running along the front of the house and below the lilac bush above.  They’ve been in long enough now that they have filled out and taken over their allotted space.  They always remind me early on that spring is coming and they bloom for a wonderfully long time.


Finally, one of our little trees.  I have no clue what kind it is, but I think the blooms are simply adorable.

Tree in Bloom

Stay tuned for more pictures….I’m finding that our little yard changes almost daily.  What’s blooming for you?

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