Monday, May 2, 2011

Rhododendrons

Every spring our front garden slowly starts to blossom.  I’ve had white daffodils blooming for the last two or three weeks.  This morning I was a bit grumpy because I was up early and had to go back to work.  It isn’t the work – it is the up early part.  I stepped out of my house feeling slightly grumbly and looked at my garden as I try to every morning.  This morning I was greeted by happy bright pink flowers on my rhododendron bush.  It was cheerful and bright and beautiful.  It made me smile.

I went to grab my phone and realized I’d left it inside.  I had to find my house keys and go back for my phone.  Then I snapped a quick shot of my pretty flowers and text my two daughters in Georgia.  The response I got was – look no snow.  Never mind the gorgeous flowers.  They just commented on the no snow. 

To be fair, we’ve had a bit of a gloomy month for April.  We had snow and a lot of rain.  I’m definitely ready for there to be some bright days.  Just because she lives in Georgia and they’ve had beautiful weather for like three months, doesn’t mean she should rain on my parade. 

Well I just ignored her comment and enjoyed the pretty flowers.  They are a pink / purple color that is just a happy color.  It put a smile on my face and started my day right.  Now I’ll have to keep watch on the rest of the garden to see what pops up next. 

In my back yard I have a daffodils and hyacinth up.  The hyacinths are pink and purple.  The daffodils are white.  At some point I’m going to have more tulips.  They are one of my favorite spring flowers.

My bushes in the back yard are sprouting green and red.  I have some dogwood bushes, hydrangea, lilac, and others I can’t remember the names of.  The spirea bushes haven’t bloomed yet and I’m waiting on those.  We have two in the front yard and one in the back yard. 

It will be so nice to sit in the yard again.  It will be great to enjoy the smells and sounds in the yard.  I’m looking forward to the spring and summer.

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