I wrote this post back near the beginning of September, but wanted to add a few more pictures before posting. Those “few more pictures” didn’t happen, and I forgot about the post . . . until I came across it again. I’ll go ahead and post it now, even though I’m a little late now! (It is still technically spring, right?)
My favorite time of the year is finally here! As I write, I’m looking out at a beautiful clear, blue sky—the third or fourth day in a row now! That’s quite unusual here on the coast. We’re known for our wet weather, especially in spring (we haven’t earned the nickname “Wet Coast” for no reason)—but this week has been an exception, and I’m grateful.
Warm weather also means that the grass starts growing, and so do the flowers! Today, I’d like to share with you my annual spring pictures. Because yes, I never can get enough of the beauty, and what is life without a little celebration of the glories God has revealed around us?!
Not pictured: The birdsongs I’ve been enjoying every morning this past month. A couple of days ago, I was working on a painting project, and a thrush came and warbled just outside my window for about five minutes. It was beautiful! I didn’t get a picture of him, though, because my hands were covered in paint. 🙂
First up, my favorite early herald of spring—our tulip magnolia tree in the middle of our garden!
The magnolia is past its prime now, but I have really enjoyed seeing it from my bedroom window as it bloomed during the month of August!
A peek into Mom’s greenhouse—she’s an excellent gardener, and all these fresh salad veggies are a real treat!
The other flowers I’ve been able to spot around the place: 1) Our little plum tree, almost done blooming. 2) The roses that are now leafing out—we’ll be getting flowers there soon! 3) Daffodils (my baby sister brought one in for me the other day!). 4) The forsythia we can see out our living room window—so pretty, maybe not the flowersindividually, but beautiful as a whole bush!
An aside: When looking up the name for our forsythia, I discovered that they are part of the olive family. Who knew?! I would have never guessed!
What beautiful things in nature are you noticing right now?
Grace Spencer says
One thing that l notice as l’m working outside at the moment are tiny flowers of different sorts growing in the grass! I’ve picked a couple of different kinds with the hopes of pressing them but at the moment they’re just accumulating in my car!
But it’s such a privilege to notice these little things and appreciate them ☺
Esther Filbrun says
Oh yes, aren’t they gorgeous! My baby sister has been going around lately picking bouquets for us–one flower from each type she can find. It’s so cute, and I, too, have been amazed at how many different ones we have around us!