There is a warmth to the air that wasn't there a few weeks ago. The sun coaxes leaf buds to grow, and blossoms to open. The Lilac bush that is in our backyard was already old when we moved in 33 years ago. It's blossoms were opening yesterday.
The Lilac we planted out front about ten years ago has buds, but they aren't opening yet. The funny thing about this bush is that the blooms were white when we bought it. Gradually over the years, it changed to a light pink, and now...it's well...lilac in color! I guess it reverted to it's natural color. Or maybe it's like a Hydrangea and whatever minerals are in the soil changes the color of the blossoms. I for one do not know. But I do love their scent ;)
Here's a pic of the Azalea out front, Springtime is it's name. Who knew all those years ago that it would flourish so beautifully! A special thanks to Dave's Mom and Dad for bringing those one-gallon pots of Azaleas and Rhododendrons to plant in our then barren front yard.
And after giving up hope that it would ever happen, my darling Dave built the railing out front. Isn't it gorgeous? I waited a really, really long time. Long enough that I stopped nagging him about it ten years ago. LOL! But it is soooo worth it. ;) Oh...and see what a different two days and warm sun make? The Azalea at the bottom of the railing is the same one pictured above blooming gloriously. Sigh...and that's why I LOVE SPRING!!!
Check out the flower buds on our Red Currant Bushes! Now all we have to do is drape them with netting to keep Monsieur Catbird from eating all of the berries. Did you know I saw two Catbirds in our yard yesterday singing...ber-ries. Seriously, that's what it sounds like, they're getting ready to sing the berries to them. Yikes!
Oh...and fantastic find from yesterday...our Bleeding Heart plant came back! I thought it had died like the others we've planted over the years, but here it is nestled in next to the Peonies. I will have to watch for signs of flower buds in the next week or so.
May 6th, 2015 Giveaway!!!
Today I'm giving away free reads you can listen to...the audiobook version of The Rancher's Heart, narrated by the fabulously talented Ms. Elizabeth Cook. This is the second book in my Historical Irish Western Series and the second book Ms. Cook has narrated for me. Want to hear a snippet? Click here!
To enter your name in the hat, please follow the link to my FB Author Page and leave your name and e-mail address. Easy peasy, right? Right! LOL!
Stayed tuned for early this Fall when we'll begin working on the audiobook version of Pearl's Redemption, Book three in this series.
Happy Reading...and Listening!