“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Welcome Sweet April


I know I am not alone when I say that I am sick of winter. I think it is finally over and we are safe from any more major snow this season.

Since we still have snow piles and no sign of flowers yet, I went in search of a few nice photos from my Flickr contacts. I found some by a couple of wonderful photographers here in town.  They have some gorgeous shots of flowers from our MN Landscape Arboretum and assorted local gardens from years past. Lois and David have some gorgeous photos and if you'd like to see more click on the images and it will take you to their photo streams.

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Mn Landscape Arboretum 5/9/10





Mn Landscape Arboretum 5/9/10

I have been away for a few days visiting family out of state so it will take me a bit of time to catch up again. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter or just an enjoyable weekend of warmer weather. As I wait for the snow to melt, I will keep these bright images in mind! They are promises of things to come in the still sleeping garden.
                                             ~~ Diane ~~




16 comments:

  1. Hi Diane( not sure if my first comment came through) Beautiful post...thanks for all these magical colorful images..so blissful...wishing for Spring to come soon too!
    Many Blessings friend
    Victoria

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  2. Hello Diane, Wow, these are all so beautiful; I will certainly be clicking and looking for more! It’s cold in our part of the UK (Somerset) but no snow and lots of sunshine, for which we are truly grateful. The daffodils are just starting to open in the back garden so it is beginning to feel like spring. I hope it won’t be too long before all the snow melts, and the warmer weather arrives in your part of the world. Lovely post as always.

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  3. Hello.. I am so ready for summer! Lovely photos.

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  4. Fabulous photos ... you know I love them. I don't know Diane, I remember it snowing in May when I lived in your neck of the woods. But, not to worry, it didn't last long. It's getting hot again here ... don't like it one bit ... been getting warmer and hotter each year ... It's been unbearable.

    Happiness always,
    Jan

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  5. Beautiful images! Nothing says spring quite like tulips. I have some rising from the ground, and expect that it won't be log before the flowers emerge. I am just as sick of winter, and feel much better now that April is here.

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  6. Oh I am enjoying all the flower photos on everyones blog a Spring did not get the memo that advised it to return to New England, our bird bath water was frozen again this morn :(

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  7. Yes, April brings us that bit closer to brighter days - hopefully! Those flowers are gorgeous. I'm seeing a few brave daffodils at the moment, but that's it.

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  8. Oh my goodness the picture of the pink tulips!! It makes me feel warm and fuzzy looking at it. Oh how I wish the tulips were like that now, I can't wait!xx

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  9. Dear Diane - I know it does seem like spring has been so long in coming...my crocuses are finally starting to bloom and if the weather holds to what the forecasters are saying the daffodils will be blooming next week. Let us hope. In the meantime I am going back and look at those lovely spring blossoms you so kindly shared. God Bless and have a great week.

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  10. Thanks so much for the colors!! They are like cold water to a person crawling across the desert, and balm for the soul. Much, much appreciated!

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  11. I hope you are right about the snow...its still pretty cold where I live. Cannot wait to ditch my winter coat! Looking at your lovely images really makes me want warmer weather!

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  12. Beautiful tulips Diane - I love that mass of colour. We are still waiting for Spring to start here - all the poor plants are so confused and I think everything is going to flower very late. Hope you had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the time with your family. xx

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  13. Beautiful photos Diane! Thank you for the sunshine ;o)

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  14. Believe me, flowers are on the way very soon!! Our snow finally melted two days before Easter, and today (6 days later) my neighbors daffodils bloomed! :-) Yay! Spring is finally here!

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  15. Beautiful photographs Diane. Our weather has been a lot nicer here, but still a little cooler than we'd like these past few days. Your garden will be packed with blooms in no time, and I'll be anxiously awaiting all the pictures. ":o)
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane