“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Enjoying Springtime

Spring has just a few short weeks left before Summer arrives.  Already I see the changes, the roses and peonies are getting ready to bloom and the crab-apples and lilacs are all done for the year. It's a lovely time of year, we have had abundant rain and everything is growing like crazy and the plants still have that fresh green "newness" about them.

I hope you enjoy some of these photos of my garden and a few vintage images as well.  Most of all I hope you are enjoying Spring!

The crab-apple blossoms falling onto the violets below look like a pretty natural confetti.

I adore the scent of lilacs .... always reminds me of growing up on the farm.

The crab-apples were splendid this year!

Bleeding hearts are a favorite of mine too!

These buttercups just shine in the sun!

I also wanted to share these images I picked up on The Graphics Fairy website. Every now and then I find some vintage images that I simply must have!  "Butterflies and a Fairy", is simply wonderful and I think "Miss Spring" is adorable!

Memorial day is coming up and here is one last image I'd like to share with you. 

The card reads,

"May thy sweet blossoms never cease to bloom
 in love and trust and peace." 

And may we never forget those who serve and protect us everyday and those who gave their lives for us. 

~~~ Diane ~~~


  1. Such gorgeous garden plants! I love lilacs, too. I've got a few growing around the garden.

  2. I love all the flowers and plants and the vintage images, too. I also love your taste in music. Thank you so much for sharing. I also love the scent of lilacs!

  3. Beautiful post Diane! I love the pictures of your garden! Our lilac tree is blooming and so is our bleeding heart. It is so hot here, like we have missed Spring, but then next week, temperature is going low again. I really love your vintage images! So adorable! Have a great long weekend! Big Hugs!

  4. Lilacs and bleeding hearts are faves of mine too. Spring was so early here this year that our lilacs have bloomed and faded already -- and it's not even June yet!

  5. Really lovely indeed, thanks for sharing and greetings!

  6. Oh how I do enjoy the visual, flowery delights of your garden, my kind friend, Diane.

    Those photos from "The Graphics Fairy" website, such a wondrous delight.

    I hope that you had a peaceful, reflective Memorial Day.


  7. I grew up in New England where lilacs are abundant and there's nothing like the scent is there? They don't do well in the South generally, where we live now (but we DO have gardenias, so...)Thank you for visiting our blog! I thought I'd return the favor :D

  8. I’m loving springtime Diane but as you say summer is almost here. We must make the best of these next few days. Violets were my dad’s favourite flowers, and I love lilacs, so this p is perfect for me. . The vintage images are beautiful, and you are so right about not forgetting those who serve their countries – such brave men and women.

  9. Dear Diane your photos are simply beautiful. Being further south we have already bid adieu to the lilacs, crab apples, violets. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely flowers. Hope your holiday was great. Have a super week. Hugs!

  10. I love lilacs as well. Miss Spring could come visit here. It's supposed to be 102 on Sunday.

  11. So many pretty images of spring. x

  12. Beautiful garden pictures, Diane. And that lavender is very nice. I can smell it from here. :)



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