Sunday, May 18, 2014

Yard Notes

 Wild violets #1

A patch of wild violets are happy blooming beneath the Rosa Rugosas in by side yard.

 Wild violets #2

Many gardeners regard violets as weeds. Not me! They remind me of happy childhood days. :)

 Red tulips

Yes, that's a birdbath that needs to be put back together and filled with water.  OK, I'll do it TODAY. (Don't worry, we also have a larger birdbath fairly close to this one.)

American Robin

Every morning lately, this guy serenades everyone in the yard. He's soooo happy!

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36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

happy spring to you! wild violets remain one of my all-time favorite childhood things, too. :)

Karen S. said...

All lovely moments, captured sweetly. I especially enjoy the tulips and the charming setting where they grow.

Mersad said...

The red tulips are especially beautiful.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Stephanie said...

Red tulips always stand out boldly in the garden. Love the violets and your robin shot!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful flower photos. Such vivid colors!

michaelswoodcraft said...

Beautiful photographs, love the violets!

Kalina said...

Przepiękne- uchwycone z precyzją, idealne. Uwielbiam ptaki!

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous photos, the color of those violets takes my breath away, and I love the composition of the tulip photo. A pretty Robin also.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, I love robins and your tulips.

Stuart said...

Who could not love wild violets !?

William Kendall said...

Beautiful flowers EG!

Anvilcloud said...

You have a fine yard. I have those violets too, and I'm not all that happy about it -- at least in having them too near cultivated beds.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I love violets..any purple flower, actually! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Malyss said...

your pic with tulips is looking like a painting..
I like violets too, they're so frail and sweet!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your violets and tulips are gorgeous. You must have been almost on your tummy to get the photos of the violets. :)

Rose said...

Me either on the violets...if they want to grow, I leave them alone. Even their leaves are pretty!

RedPat said...

I've always loved violets too! Robins get up sooo early!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Lovely violets - and you've caught the colour just right.

Roan said...

What? Someone out there thinks these beautiful flowers are weeds? I love seeing them pop up in the spring.

Karen said...

Violets are lovely little flowers, wonderful photo's.

bettyl-NZ said...

I find the pretty purple flowers to be quite charming, too! Love the tulip shot a lot! Looks like you definitely have some spring going on!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love those Violets as well.The Tulips are very pretty.

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, those violets are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

I love those red tulips!

Randy said...

Beautiful flower shots. I like your little friend too.

Lisa said...

Wild violets and they are just smiling or so it seems. Beautiful

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful colours... and robin!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow,great pictures of violet, yes I also have sweet memories with then(*^_^*)
Your American Robin looks SO pretty; I love the orange color chest and beak♡♡♡

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

Susan said...

Yes, I had someone tell me that if I kept on dividing and planting my native violets they'd spread everywhere ... ha ha, that was exactly what I was wanting!
They popped up amongst the grass and even dealt with being mowed. They are the sweetest little plants and I just love your photos of them :D)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The wold violets are such a gorgeous colour, I would be very happy to have them in my garden :) The robin is a delight.. I think your garden must be quite a haven for the birds EG.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the wild Violets. I have some blooming at the Victoria House--- --not officially in Stanwood but up in the woods about 10 miles from Stanwood. and since I have met Bob I spend time between his house--called the Rose House--and my Victoria House. Sounds elegant but it isn't. Anyway--love your images.
MB

edenhills said...

Violets are way too beautiful to be considered weeds!

Jack said...

I'm with you on the violets. That poor robin looks like it needs to find some juicy worms, real quick!

Ileana said...

Lovely violets! I love, love them!:)

kelley jensen said...

I do love the violets and I have a lot of Robins in my yard. I'm always happy when they return.

Rambling Woods said...

I love violets and welcome them.... Yea! Spring is really here.... Michelle

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