Tuesday, March 16, 2010

After the Rain

The day after the big rain the sun came out for just a bit, but it didn't last long.
The Mahonia is blooming and the honey bees took advantage of the warm sun to get out and pollinate. Soon these flowers will turn to grape like berries that the birds just love.This is a wild honeysuckle that smells as sweet as sugar!I've shown these mushrooms before. There are three and they stuck around all winter.
I wonder how long they will last?Maple tree getting ready to leaf out!Hawthorn I believe. (I think because it's got sharp prickers that HURT!)
~Thanks to my friends who let me know it was a Quince tree. I did some research and found there is another one on the property that actually had one fruit on it last year. Alas, the bugs are really enjoying themselves on the mountain!~Forsythia!I missed all these blooms last year and have a few more to go.
I have until April 24 to get them all in before we've been here a year!
WOW!

21 comments:

HANNIBAL said...

Wow a year already...Looks like spring is in bloom down there! Can't wait for that weather to hit here! How exciting!

As always, beautiful shots of the blooms! BTW: Your newest header is awesome!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Yay! Pretty soon you'll be experiencing a symphony of new blooms every day - what an adventure! Enjoy it, Evie, enjoy it! Lovely shots...I must see your hawthorn!

Roy said...

Doesn't seem like a year Evie.
Lots of beautiful blooms coming along. Love the crocus.

Bird Girl said...

You really did move to a wonderful place full of plants and trees that will be glad you came ;-) I never heard of Mahonia. Is that something people plant in front of a home as a border? There was something in front of our vacation house in SC that looked similar. I'll post it sometime and maybe you'll know. The leaves remind one of holly. Love your spring time post!!!

Salix said...

Hi Eve,
Wow, you have lots of spring flowers. The Mahonia is one of my favourite small shrubs. I believe that the pinkish flowers are quince rather than hawthorn. Try to look that up.
It is warming up here, but only a few snowdrops are blooming.
Lene

Eve said...

Oh thank you Lene!!! I will look that up. I know there is supposed to be Quince here so I will be looking to find out! Yeah!

I also noticed that my Dogwood buds are getting a little fat! I can't wait for them to open!

Leeloo said...

So many blooms! So pretty :) I love those purple flowers at the top of your post, such a nice and rich colour.

Stacey Dawn at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Love the Hawthorn's color and yowza - that forsynthia yellow is gorgeous too!

Rural Rambler said...

How wonderful that you have all that color and little blooms ready to pop. Everything here is in hiding because it is so dang cold and gloomy!!

Mike Simmons said...

Wow, Eve - a very nice floral assortment you have! I really like the crocus too and the design on the mushroom is amazing. Thank you!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Such pretty photos! I love spring. I can't believe you have been there almost a year already!

bluekat said...

Lovely flowers Eve,
Are these all in your yard? They make the rain worth it in the end. Honeysuckle sure does smell heavenly. My mom has one in her yard.

My Grandparents place had a hawthorn (might have been a locust). Big nasty stickers about 2 inches long...some stickers had stickers on them. I had a lady-Pastor friend who made a crown of thorns from some of it's limbs...a rather painful undertaking.

Thanks for a nice taste of spring!

Mary said...

wow...your spring has sprung! That pink one is a Quince bush. I have one too and it is always the first bush to bloom. I love their color!

Kerry Hawkins said...

Love the flower photos. We don't have too many flowers yet. We have a quince tree as well. It had a one fruit a couple of years ago. Odd. I am glad the rain has stopped

The Early Birder said...

A lovely selection of Spring blooms Eve. I'm just beginning to see signs of some movement in the garden but I think we are 2 weeks behind what I posted last year due to the weather. FAB.

Dog Trot Farm said...

...And the magic of Spring begins! I now possess the mental image of your home and it's relationship to the landscape. Think of all the mysteries waiting to unfold just for you!

irondad said...

Isn't it amazing that there is such grace and beauty all around us? All we have to do is take a minute and look down and around. That is one of the cool things about photography. It helps us find those things and appreciate the treasure so readily at hand.

As you can see, your photos are inspiring!

Shelley said...

So many beautiful things blooming in your area Eve! I love the purple color in those crocuses! They look like little gems.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Beautiful photos! I am so glad that Spring is here! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

Spring has sprung at last down in sweet 'bama! Lovely flowers on that Qunice, such a nice shade of peachy pink and the crocus are beautiful! Enjoy the end of your first year there and the start of spring all at the same time!

Vera Felippetto said...

Hello Eve, this photos bring peace and cheerful to our heart...
These flowers are very small, aren´t they??