Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Farewell Daffodils, Hello May Flowers ♥

It's time to join Today's Flowers! With a temperature today (Sunday) of 92 degrees I won't be needing that snow shovel.

May? May!! May I safely put my snow shovel away now?
Time to say farewell to the happy daffodils. I have at least eight different "pockets" in the front. If there is an empty spot in the fall, I start digging a hole and put a bag of bulbs in and wait for spring.
Each group is a different color.
With trumpets from small to large. With all the wind, they are wearing some tattered and torn petals. Farewell.
My tulips are planted deep in the soil so they won't bloom so early and get knocked down by the gusty, almost constant, winds of spring.
Today was a wonderful, warm, and calm afternoon when I got home.
My violets! ♥
Basket of Gold.
Also known as Gold Alyssum.
Flowering quince blooms on old wood.
Bright red flowers.
It gets better every year, but I do have some dead wood to trim out.
Pink flowering almond. Not many buds are open yet, so I'm hoping we won't have a really cold night again. Last year only half of the bush blossomed.
Being outside helped me relax after school. May is always crazy busy with so much to do! Cookbook project is finished but must make more copies. More people came to our Literacy Night and I promised the kids they would have a cookbook soon. I even get to go on the Fourth Grade field trip to Centennial Village in Greeley. I love that place!

6 comments:

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marilyn...

Ohhh...all of your flowers are sooo very beautiful, my friend! You certainly do have a green thumb! I need a little help in that area! Hehe! I sooo enjoyed all of your beautiful photos...your place just looks magical! I do hope that the snow is passed for this year...I'm crossing my fingers! We have had some really nice rains lately though...and we are really needing the moisture out our way.

Well dear lady, I know that you are really busy right now...with all of your "end of the school year" things. Try to not work too hard. Bet you are counting down the days till summer break! Do you have any special plans for this summer? Just thought I would stop by to say hello and see how you are doing. I'm sure glad that you stopped by for a visit the other day...was so nice hearing from you. I'm trying to get caught up on all of my blogging now. Being out for two weeks seems like a lifetime here in blogland. Hehe! Hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well!

Love ya,
Chari

salmagundi said...

Your tulips are going to be glorious when they open their little heads! Hang in there - only 3-plus weeks - right? Mike called tonight and was stressed thinking about everything he needs to do before graduation. Take care, Sally

Donna said...

Marilyn,
Your flowers are lovely! You have a green thumb for sure! We need to see your tulips when they open.
You are a very busy woman!
Hugs,
Donna

Remington said...

Beautiful! I can't wait until our flowers start blooming!

sarah said...

i'm excited to see the tulips this weekend. love you

Deanna said...

These flowers are soooo beautiful!