Monday, April 7, 2008

First flowers of Spring!

Here are the first flowers that are blooming in our yard. This is a little fence section that is near our driveway. These little crocuses are so cheerful and such a happy sign of Spring. This picture was taken in the afternoon so they aren't open are far as they are earlier in the day, but they still make me happy to see them!
This is a small picture of the front lawn. Do you think we have some work ahead of us? Our whole front yard looks like this. We have 7 oak trees in the front yard so we always have a lot of acorns but this year there are quite a few more than normal. There is an old thought that says if there are lots of acorns falling, it will be a bad winter. I guess this winter proved that saying right!



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21 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful flowers! I have never heard that saying, but it sure was true looking at those acorns. Still better than snow:)

Shelly said...

Love the flowers. I have a lot of green showing too and some purple flowers blooming. Not sure what they are, but they are nice looking like yours. Yes, lots of acorns are sign of long winter. Which we did have for sure.

Earen said...

We too have some work cut out for us in our front yard! We pulled out some bushes & are making a flower garden in our front yard...so fun! Love flowers!

Karen said...

You must be so pleased that spring is coming. I love new flowers like these. Ah just think Mari, soon you will be skipping through tulips in your polkda dot bikini and a sun hat enjoying the summer sunshine.

Bonnie said...

The flowers are so pretty !! Here I am pulling out the winter clothes, and making sure I have socks on all the time so I don't get a runny nose ! It's so strange the way our seasons are reversed !!

Cherdecor said...

I love your little flowers, Mari, and I like the little white fence that forms the perfect backdrop.

We don't have deciduous trees in our yard, well, I take that back because we do have a small one in the front yard, but our neighbors have them. Some that have the oak trees have bought a nut picker upper and they pick up barrels of nuts in the fall.

Have you ever seen a nut picker upper? I think they paid $40 for it but it saved their backs from bending over. It has a long handle like a rake, but on the end is a wire ball. When the ball is rolled over the ground, the nuts go inside. I know that they have worn out two of these pickers. I guess their tree produces well.

I have heard that saying before. It is God's way of taking care of the squirrels.

A Stone Gatherer said...

They are so pretty and cheerful! I love those little buggers!

Rebekah said...

I played around in some flower beds yesterday and saw some sprouts breaking ground.

Yeah! Spring is here

KrisinTN said...

I love the pretty flowers!

I'm Sadie said...

Love the flowers! I do not have a green thumb, so luckily we had some pretty plants already around our house when we bought it!

Lisa said...

Ilove your flowers and the fence just highlights them eben more. I am so happy it is Spring :)

LeslieW. said...

They are beautiful! We have one huge oak tree and we have so many leaves. They never really go away, not too many acorns though!

Renee said...

Beautiful! How wonderful that spring is arriving!
Blessings!
Renee

Pat said...

Looks like you have your own version of Spring cleaning ahead of you! I've never heard that saying before - but it sure proved to be true didn't it?
Your flowers look so pretty!

Cheri said...

So good to see some color again!
PS- Mark just told me that our tree in the front yard is indeed alive!!!!

Nancy said...

I think most of us here in Mich have a bunch of clean up ahead of us. My yard looks pretty close to yours with all the twigs & acorns... Nice flowers, I have only a couple of crocus peeking up

Amy said...

Fowers are such a sign of hope! Think spring! =)

Joanne said...

Love your flowers Mari!

But oh do I feel your pain when I see your dirt ground covered with acorns. We don't have the acorns but the same dirt and ick!

Please tell me that you have a tire swing in one of those oak trees you have on your property!

Jennifer Partin said...

Hey, but atleast it's not snowing, right? :)

Short Stop said...

I love those little flowers blooming up out of there! I am SO ready. Hasn't this felt like the winter that will NEVER end. I'm so glad it's getting nicer.

7 oak trees. WOW, that's awesome. It seems like they cut all the trees down anymore.

Mel's World said...

YEAH...Spring is in the air!!!