Monday, May 18, 2020

At Home in Springtime

The world may be in lockdown, but nobody told the flowers! When we bought our house in the Pacific Northwest U.S., I knew the previous owner had been an avid gardener. Now I'm enjoying the benefits of her hard work.



These climbing yellow roses have a delightful scent.

A few tulips that the deer missed!


Bleeding hearts.

Rhododendron (and bear, on lookout duty)

I hope everyone is healthy and coping well.

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Jo's Monday Walk -  Johanna at Restless Jo - Link HERE
Our World Tuesday - Link HERE
Saturday Snapshot - Melinda at A Web of Stories - Link HERE 


  1. Hello,

    What a lovely variety of blooms! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  2. Pretty flowers! Spring is a wonderful time when everything starts to show their beauty. Have a great day.

  3. That's a good point. No-one told the birds or the bees either. Lovely flowers you have there.

  4. Your flowers are beautiful ... I am grateful to be home in the PNW this year, seeing some of those same flowers in real life for the first time in a long while! Can’t get enough of them. (And thank goodness Covid hasn’t affected nature..,unless, according to some things I’ve read, to make it better!).

  5. I love flowers. My wife is gardening like crazy this year and I'm enjoying the fruits of her labor.

    Is the bear part of a neighborhood hunt for children? Our neighborhood as something similar going on.

  6. I should have explained about the bear. The idea is that children walking around the neighborhood can go on a bear hunt, finding as many bears (or other stuffed animals) as possible. Since my granddaughter's bear was just sitting around doing nothing, I put it to work.

  7. Yes.... a little bit shutdown, we wish all.
    A lovely Post for Our World Tuesday - I enjoyed reading.
    You have a wonderful Garden. I love this time now, with fantastic blooms. Especially the lilac and clematis, we have too in our garden...

    Stay healthy and well.

  8. So many lovely flowers! Thanks for sharing and reminding us that Nature has not let us down!

  9. So lovely,colrful flower photos!

  10. Wow! Gorgeous floral photos ~ very uplifting ~ ^_^

    Be Well, Be Safe,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Lovely photos, lovely flowers! Now I know what clematis and viburnum are. Who knew? I always thought that flower you call viburnum was a kind of hydrangea (:

  12. I'm a sucker for the vibrant colours especially the rhododendron, btw thanks for your comment at my blog :-)

  13. Those blooms are very beautiful and makes me super happy! My brother had stories for me about Oregon and how beautiful flowers were on that area, but I have seen some as well on Seattle during a visit and I was super happy with it!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog :)

  14. Ooh, I love these pictures. Lilac is a favorite. Mine are starting to fade. Beautiful flowers.

  15. With all the floral beauty you probably do not miss the Texas Bluebonnets. Having lived in Dallas for 20 years I was so amazed by the sea of color around the highways. Stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors.

  16. It was a good year for our bleeding hearts. Love all your specimens.

  17. I live in another part of the world and I am a little surprised that in the United States grows lilacs, exactly the same as in my yard. Super!


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