Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Finding Spring

Today's 100 Happy Days photo

We had some heavy rain recently - much needed, and it turned our brown land into a green one. The gardens exploded - everywhere is color now, so much eye candy wherever you look.

Today I walked through the neighborhood with my camera - and everything I saw made me so happy!

Baby Blue Eyes in my garden

California Poppy - such a happy flower!

White and pink blossoms shout "It's spring"!!

The fountains whispered their lovely splish-splash...

and the mockingbird sang his little heart out. 

One of my most favorite spring bloomers are dogwoods, either white and pink ones, whereas I give a slight preference for the pink one over the white one. I also love the peachy-pink one, but I couldn't find one here.

What I found the most, though - and therefore beginning and end of this post - are wisterias. The fragrance of these stunning climbers is absolutely heavenly.


Elephant's Child said...

A positive orgy of spring. Gorgeous. And isn't rain magical?

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Yes! It is so beautiful this time of year, everything seems to be blooming. Did you finish your new fence?

Kokopelli said...

Glad you finally had some rain. Hope the Situation in California gets better. The wisterias are awesome.

Friko said...

Although there are many signs of returning life you are far ahead of us here. I cant imagine that gardens in Germany are as colourful as yours yet either.

Magic Love Crow said...

Amazingly beautiful pictures! WOW!!! I could smell the flowers ;o)

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed getting caught up on your blog and seeing that bread making is now a passion! Love the burst of spring...the last capture with the wisteria and the trellis is just beautiful.

Darla said...

The rains did the job! Like you, I'm finding bits of spring color here and there. We have a wisteria that is in blossom, it is a fairly young plant that DH grew from seed. It is not yet as heavily loaded as the ones you show but doing nicely just the same.


orchid0324 said...

Dearest Carola Bartz;
Wow; what GORGEOUS pictures of spring flowers♡♡♡ I enjoyed the Wisteria and Cherry blossoms (maybe) so much!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

MadSnapper said...

you have amazing photography skills.. the blooms are wonderful and the water falling off the fountain is amazing. I love beautiful photos and you have a lot of them.