Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thankful For May Flowers!


Starting off a little Thankful Thursday post in honor of spring and all the loveliness of the season! I just love spring flowers, don't you? That first inkling of spring brings those vibrant blooming daffodils and then tulips follow shortly after. Just recently, the lilac bush in our backyard started blooming -- don't you just love that smell! If I'm on a walk and there are blooming lilacs, I'm the crazy lady sniffing the flowers!


The resident gardner, Mr. Tennis, planted some cute little pansies. They are loving the cool night temps and are so beautiful.


And our peonies are coming up fast! They are, without a doubt, my favorite flowers of all. They smell so wonderful and are simply gorgeous when they bloom. And I just read that peonies are considered good luck in China! :) I only wish they lasted longer. It seems like just when peonies are at their peak blooming, we get a bad thunderstorm that wipes them out. Ahhh, but I've learned my lesson -- the last few years, I've been cutting them early so that we can enjoy their beauty and fragance in the house for a while. The peonies are really growing lately, but usually don't bloom here until Memorial Day -- can hardly wait!
Of course, there are so many more things I'm thankful for, but this week, I'm focusing on the beauty of spring flowers!

16 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Your flowers look beautiful! I also love this time of year! I can't believe how green our grass is already!

Enjoy our nice spring weather too :)

Lea said...

Lovely, just lovely! I can't wait for my peonies either. Very soon!

Lea
xo

Lisa said...

Beautiful flowers! : )

Kim said...

I too love spring flowers! This is my favorite time of year!!

Great photos!

Gail said...

I love flowers in general but especially one's that bloom in Spring. Our lilacs are just about ready to open and I can't wait...they smell heavenly don't they? Beautiful pics Janet, I can almost smell those lilacs. ;)

Kim said...

I love the pictures! I love that everything is so green and budding. I planted peonies in our backyard last year and am anxious for their blooms I hope we get a few.

Have a great Thursday!

mommy24treasures said...

oht hey are lovely. I too, am so thankful for the beautiful colors Spring brings:)

Kam said...

Lovely! My daughter thinks pansies are boring...what the hockey does she know? I adore pansies! And mine are overflowing! I've never planted peonies! You've peaked my intrest! Can't wiat to see yours in a few weeks! Beautiful pics!

Coach Nancy said...

Hi Janet! Love to read your blog! You are such a good writer. I get inspired reading your journal. Was just admiring the beautiful tulips, pansies, and lilacs myself the other day. Spring is also my favorite time of the year. Hope you are all well. Maddy is beautiful!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Ooooo..your flowers look so pretty!! So bright and vibrant!!

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa

Felicia said...

Amen sista! Your flowers are beautiful...they scream spring!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

The flowers are beautiful, yes, very special to have fresh flowers!
I am thankful for them too.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Rachel said...

What gorgeous flowers!

I love peonies too, but have never grown any. I have a bit of a black thumb...

Enjoy the spring weather.

Rachel

Lisa said...

pretty, pretty flowers. Still too early here for planting. very soon.

Happy Mothers Day!!!

Ivy said...

Love the flower pics. I'm a flowerholic:))

Alyson and Ford said...

Great photos! I love lilacs, but don't grow around here!
Happy Mother's Day!

Alyzabeth's Mommy