April Flowers

April 7, 2010

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

The weather in our part of Michigan has been unusually warm. It rains at night, but days are sunny, breezy and humid. Perfect weather for flowers, plants and trees. Everything is in bloom. The fragrances in the air are those of a tropical garden.

Every chance I get, I walk, but it never seems enough. I am like Kaya, my sister’s dog, who wants to be outside all the time. The colors, the smells, the sounds that surround me are dizzying. I am so happy  I want to open my arms and fly.

Various seasonal flowers are converging in their glory. Crocuses and snowdrops are in full bloom, while daffodils, intense yellow, pale cream, orange-striped, cover large patches of the gardens in my neighborhood. I find a small batch of primroses in the corner of my yard – dainty petals of intense purple. Columbines, azaleas, irises, shamrocks. Pink, indigo and purple hyacinths hang like melting sherbet drops on fragile stems. Violets and cornflowers cover entire front lawns. Delicate peach-colored magnolias open in quiet splendor. Forsythia bushes are making the whole world sunny. And the tulips – well, they are just starting their journey.

All this beauty, and it’s only the beginning of April. Thank you, dear world.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

toriadori April 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Hello. Your photos are beautiful. I loved this one and the Onion-Eggs among the others. We have beautiful fields of tulips in this part of the world right now and I can’t believe how healing it is to take time to enjoy them. I’m also thankful for finding your blog. Best Wishes from the Seattle region.


Liliana April 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I have never been to Seattle but hear that it’s beautiful. Enjoy the tulip season, we still aren’t there in Michigan. Please keep in touch.


Dave Harrison April 7, 2010 at 9:45 am

You’ve descibed it in such detail even a blind person could enjoy the flowers of spring. Thank you so much for starting my day with a smile.


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