11 April 2011

Purple & White

Colors that first show up around here in early spring are purple and white.  Dogwoods are absolutely beautiful this year.  This one is at our neighbor's house.
Can you believe the color on these pansies? If it wasn't for that little speck of purple you would almost think it was black!
I love these little things.  These are all the pots I still have to plant that were dug up from up the hill where we first placed them six years ago.
These white irises are so old.  There was an old homestead on this land so that is why we have them.
To tell you the truth I have no idea what type of bush this is yet I know the bees like it!
Could not resist throwing in a little pink!  These have since gone away.
This is a dogwood growing in the back yard by my daughter. Look how it has a tinge of pink on it.

Well, it does have some white to it! An almond bush, I wished it bloomed longer yet it is very pretty and dainty.
Look at this beautiful wisteria! It has such a lovely smell to it too.
It has been growing up this tree forever!
I hope all of these photos turn out ok.  I'm unable to crop them right now since Picasa and blogger are still doing their crazy thing.  Everything is much greener now, and the leaves seemed to have magically come out overnight.  Of course, the pollen is here too....ah choo!
I have been very busy around here lately as we are expecting company from Germany.  Of course along with company it seems that everything wanted to break at once including our well pump.  The saying when it rains it pours has been very true here!  I apologize for not getting around to blog read lately nor posting that much although it is very frustrating when blogger has its problems. I'll try to get back soon to my blog reading as I do miss seeing what everyone has been up to!


Southern Lady said...

Your pictures are lovely...so glad that you got it all worked out. The pollen is pretty bad here too. We are supposed to have some rain tonight. Maybe it will wash a little of it away. Carla

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love spring flowers! You have so many pretty ones around you. I did a post on my lilacs and iris....

Have fun with your company.

Expat Traveler said...

Oh yay! Your photos are beautiful and they are finally working. I love the tulips in the garden.

I miss going out to see all of that. Maybe I'll be feeling up for that this coming weekend if we have some okay weather!

And I can't agree more - pouring. Yup we ended up with the flu, not so fun!

Ich bins, die Rosine said...


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh gosh---Spring is so beautiful there! I especially love the white iris; I used to have some of those at our previous house---it was a very old home and had the ancient irises. I loved them---the scent is different.
I get to spend a few hours with Blogger this morning...if you see a nuclear cloud up this way, it's just ME. ;-D
Beautiful pix~~would love to be there in person enjoying all the lovelies!


Skeeter said...

Pinks and Purples are my favorite spring colors! A little yellow is nice too...

Marilyn said...

WOW... Spring hasn't even sprung here yet!! Can't wait for all the beautiful blossoms!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Madelief said...

Dear Ulrike,

What an abundance of colour in and around your garden. It looks beautiful!

So much fun to be welcoming family from Germany. I hope you will have a great time together!!

Lieve groet,

Madelief xox

Laura of said...

What a wonderful visit I've had looking over all your beautiful photographs of these lovely spring flowers! Thank you so much for sharing them... just what I needed after working out in a cold misty rain all day in my garden... the snow is all but gone, and the mud has taken it's place!

Gartenfee said...

Wow, bei Euch ist alles viel weiter als hier! Die Glyzinie im Baum sieht absolut traumhaft aus, mich wundert, dass sie den Baum noch nicht "erwürgt" hat.

Liebe Grüße von Bärbel

Deb G said...

Your spring is a bit ahead of us, lovely to see what is coming...

Mary said...

Lovely pics of Spring blooms Ulrike- what a strange month around the south though, gentle, warm days and then the horrendous tornadoes. Very unsettling.

Hope all is going well and your cousin is enjoying his American experience!

Hugs - Mary

giveto said...

your "glycine" (I don't know the english name!!)is incredible!!
bonne journée

Mary said...

Easter blessings to you both.
Hugs - Mary & Bob

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