Friday, February 13, 2009

The Promise of Spring

Daffodils

Star Magnolia

How fortunate I am to live here in the Deep South where spring comes calling here when most of the country is still in the throws of winter.  I realize this might appear to be bragging a bit,  but I hope that instead  it brings the promise of spring to you in your corner of the world.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

aujourd'hui, c'est promesse d'hiver rude, il neige sur la region parisienne. belles photos, la lumiere et les ombres magnifique

Bibi said...

Very beautiful....we have over 8 inches of snow...

I know daffodils, but I wasn't acquainted with those beautiful star magnolias.

Lucy said...

Ahhh .. Daffodils. My favorite flower right after lilacs. Neither of which grows in the desert of Arizona. :(

Rambling Round said...

This week has been a preview of Spring, hasn't it? I don't believe I have seen a star magnolia. We have the Japanese magnolia that blooms in early spring and the giant magnolia that blooms in early summer.

Jilly said...

How lovely. We have daffodils but not the star magnolia. Just beautiful. And thanks for the wishes.

Les Girls are doing fine. I removed Mia's stitches this afternoon. Skin getting better. Planning an update shortly - probably after the weekend. Thanks for all your support with Les Girls, Virginia. Can you stop Mia eating my door frame!

Carrie Hayes said...

Quite nice! My daffodils are just coming up through the frozen ground...Spring should be here soon

PJ said...

You beat me to it, Virginia. I took my spring flower/foliage walk a couple of days ago. It is definitely early spring.

Halcyon said...

J’attends avec impatience mes azalées. Je pense que cette année elles seront particulièrement belles !

JM said...

Lovely shots, V.! And quite a coincidence as I've just taken some photos of blooming trees to post tomorrow! :-)

Laurie said...

I've never seen star magnolia -- what a beautiful flower. I lived on a street for 7 years that was lined with magnolia trees. I love those big, showy blooms!

marley said...

It just makes me long for spring, I'm jealous! Our daffs etc are just popping through the ground. I reckon another month or so and they'll be flowering - not long to wait!

FireLight said...

Virginia, gorgeous pictures. I have noted every little bulging stem before it opened as I have walked through my yard and gardens. I dont have profuse blooms for too many hardwood trees, so I treasure each one. I have a few rogue clusters of snowdrops or snowbells as well. These were here when we bought our house thirty years ago. Bulbs seem so eternal; hope springing from the frozen ground.

Steve Buser said...

Very delicate and spring-inviting shots.

King of New York Hacks said...

Thanks Virginia, the Magnolia is a true reminder of we will rise again. Great job as usual.

valeria said...

Lovely photos, Virginia. I love those daffodils but I have never seen that type of Magnolia. I am so looking forward to see them at the flower shop...!

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, Thank you for the confirmation that spring IS coming! Love the daffodils - and I - as the others have never seen this magnolia - what a beauty. Does it have a fragrance? Wouldn't that be heaven?

Babooshka said...

How I long for many things and just today I long fro spring. Very delicate images.

• Eliane • said...

No way!!! Daffodils already?
This Magnolia is gorgeous. Did you smell it?