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Monday, February 21, 2011

What A Wonderful Weekend...

In the collage above, (click to enlarge) top left, Rosemary blooming. I have always had Rosemary in my gardens, this is the first time I have ever had any to bloom. Top right, all of the Daffs are either in bloom or are about to burst open. Bottom left, newly purchased Verbena. Middle, Goldfinch I photographed while doing the BYBC over the weekend. Bottom right, the first Morning Glory bloom of the season, started early in the greenhouse. She was supposed to be the Red Crimson Rambler, I'll take this delightful pink though.
The weather was just perfect this past weekend and appears to be continuing in the upcoming forecast. It really feels as if we have began an early Spring. (only time will tell)
Is your weather warming up?
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Today I am Thankful for wearing flip flops in February!

37 comments:

Teresa said...

Me too girlfriend! This beautiful weather made me think of you! My daffodils are blooming and the scilla has started too! It's not possible to have a bad day when it's this beautiful outside.

Here's hoping you're having a beautiful day too!

Big Hugs,
teresa

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love being on the blog.I get to experience spring virtually long before it arrives here.Thanks for the sunshine.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, We had a nice weekend up here in TN also--but it wasn't warm enough to wear flip flops... ha ha

Great collage.... Bet your garden is really beginning to look like Spring!!!!!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Patsy said...

I love my Iris too.LOL

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I love your cheerful collage, Darla! You, Florida gardeners, are our gardening cheerleaders! As for me, I guess I am a black sheep - skiing in Oregon!

Masha said...

Lovely collage, and a great bird picture too. I also love rosemary and use it in the kitchen all the time. I am glad you are getting blooms in the garden.

Becca's Dirt said...

Glad you had a good weekend. First of many blooms on the glory. I bet we all have a spectacular showing of daffodils this year. Have a good day Darla.

Bren said...

Great photo captures... that little fluffy bird in the collage is super lovable.

How is that greenhouse doing? I bet you have it loaded with annual / veggie starters!

Lois said...

It was gorgeous!

FlowerLady said...

Hi Darla ~ I have rosemary too, but have had it bloom only once. I wonder what the trick is?

It definitely looks like spring is happening at your place. How lucky you are to have daffs.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Marydon said...

G'morn Darla ~ How beautiful & such a tease for me. Snow enroute! I did see some wee peek-a-boo'ers in the garden tho

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon.

Sunray Gardening said...

It's so nice to see new blooms even if it's too early up here for them.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

cherry said...

bare footed here and loving it!!
Need to go check my Rosemary..
Have a wonder week..
hugs from Savannah, cherry

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla! Your pink verbena and morning glory are so pretty. Your daffodils make me eager for spring. Mine have just a few tips coming up through the ground.Just one more month maybe.

Ami said...

Darla: We also had perfect weather this past weekend in south Florida. Wonderful gardening weather, isn't it? I also have Rosemary, but never saw its flowering yet. Envy you can grow Daffs there. I only tried paperwhites over the winter. Happy Gardening!

Cher' Shots said...

As I sit in snow I truly appreciate the hope of spring shared by my bloomming-blogging friends. Thanks for sharing your beautiful post.
'hugs from afar'

Deb said...

I love seeing all the spring popping up every where...my rosemary blooms too...love the little flowers...

Dar said...

I can take this kind of teasing all day as I sit knee deep in snow again. The winds are fast and furious but at least, not quite as bitter. Spring is on its way in a couple more months. Til then, the wood fire will keep me warm while enjoying your blooms. So happy your Rosemary blooms.
BlessYourHeart

tina said...

Congrats on the rosemary blooming! So glad spring has pretty much arrived for you. Us too-it's unreal but my daffodils have begun to bloom!

And! The dames rocket seeds you sent me have sprouted!

Lola said...

I have rosemary also others. I love to smell them. Some are just outside my back door so I smell them if I have the door open like the last few days. Nice & warm here.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Dear, Your collage is a fitting testament to a wonderful weekend.

sherryocala said...

Your collage is very cheery, Darla. Spring is definitely in the air here, too. I'm hoping it decides to stay.

p3chandan said...

Bright and cheerful collage indicating spring is coming near and you are as cheerful as your lovely blooms! Ive never seen morning glory that colour, beautiful...mine is blue/purple.

Amy said...

The weather is warming up and I love it! We were up to 80 degrees yesterday. I agree with the flip flops...in Feb....love it!!

Layanee said...

Just snow and ice here. No greenery yet but it is just a month away. I believe....

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

It was a great weekend overall. I think many of the plants are coming along early. I just hope we don't end up with a late frost.

Floridagirl said...

Couldn't have asked for a better January and February this year. I certainly think spring has come early. It will be so nice, after the past two years. I wear flip flops year-round. If it's cold, I just wear socks with them. LOL.

Skeeter said...

In Georgia it has been glorious for about a week now! Daffys, Vinca, Phlox and Hyacinth blooming here! Trees are budding too. I just hope that Mr. Jack Frost does not drop by for a visit...

imac said...

Neat post Darla, glad you had a great weekend my friend.

Olga said...

What a beautiful spring mosaic. The flowers are so lovely.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love the collage!
My daffodils have sprouted!!! Yay, spring is almost here!
Well with the weather being what it has been I'm almost inclined to believe it IS here.
But I'm not counting my chickens yet....it IS still February.

Julie said...

hooray for flipflops!!!

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