Spring

Since we're moving towards Winter and those bleak landscapes that the cold brings, I thought I'd post a few pictures of the blooms that arrive with Spring.

I took these two pictures at a garden that a local TV station maintains next to their studios and office buildings. It's lovely all year round but in Spring it's particularly beautiful.

Often weddings are held in a tent next to the garden to partake in the lovely scenery. Sarah Duke Gardens, in nearby Durham, also has a lot of weddings in the Spring. It's even more beautiful there.


Pansies are probably my favorite flower but daffodils are close behind. There's so many beautiful flowers that it's hard to choose which ones to plant in ones own garden.

Comments

Tiger Lili said…
Hello, Michele sent me. Tulips are my personal fav. Thanx for the springy pics, just before the reality of winter sets in. Hey....just because I live in Houston, and winter temps here drop to a nippy 50 degrees, does not mean that I cannot appreciate the suffering of my Northern brothers and sisters. (insert smug smile here) You can poke fun at me next summer.........
Yaeli said…
Hello my friend!!! :o) I love pansies too! Whenever I see them I think of the singing flowers from the Disney Alice in Wonderland cartoon. They really do look like they have little faces on them!
This is my "Michele sent me" comment. :o)
utenzi said…
Tiger, I love tulips also. I'm definitely ordering some bulbs. Tulips and daffodils and probably some day lillies.

Yaeli, they do look like faces--and pretty faces at that.
Those pansies are beautiful. They make me want to go back to Phipps and take more pictures of the fall flower show!

Here via michele
Teresa said…
I like hyacinths and you'd better have planted some for me by spring!

That is a lovely garden. :-)
Star said…
Well the pictures of the blooms are much prettier than the ones of you ankle. (ouch!)I have never been lucky with flowers so i really appreciate a pretty garden.
Karen said…
Good morning, Michele sent me! Love the spring pics with so many colors.
Chatty said…
I just love flowers and on a chilly morning, they were a welcome site. Thanks for stopping by this morning via Michele's...as I do the same! :)
Shannon said…
Here from Michele's!
Love the pic's- I have to say I love a field of dafidols, but man do they stink.
craziequeen said…
What gorgeous pictures! Quite warms the cockles of my heart :-)

Over here from Michele's to say 'hi'.

I'll be back

cq
mar said…
Lovely pictures. I want to take pictures of my garden too. I still have a few pretty flowers since we are having 23-25ºC during the day and we had some much needed rain this week. I agree with Star that these pics are much better than the ones from your strained ankle...sorry. Have a nice day!
novaks8 said…
Hi!

Michele sent me.

I am in NC too...New Bern.

I will read more of your site later...I have to run out for a bit.
Weary Hag said…
Beautiful garden. It's so nice to see such lovely flowers as we head into winter (it won't be long - brrrr just thinking about it)
TC said…
That is absolutely beautiful! The colors are wonderful!
TC said…
Oh, michele sent me
Ciera said…
great pictures...made me feel warm all over!

:)
Oreo said…
Utenzi,
HHHMMM, stinky rub all over YOUR ankle. It probably would heal it for you. Mom says YOU'RE probably too far away for me to walk there & back before dinner though. :)
(You see, puddies are smarter than humans.)
No_Newz said…
Beautiful! I'm going out to shoot the fall colors this weekend! I can't wait!
Have a great weekend!
Lois Lane
Diane Mandy said…
TYou photos are lovely as always. But I have to say that I love winter and always look forward to it. It doesn't seem dead to me (except that all those nasty insects are gone); it seems clean and fresh. Plus there is always the chance you'll get paid "snow days"... those are the best!

I vote for winter. Call me crazy.
Jennifer said…
Hello, Utenzi! It was nice to meet you!
Fried twinkies sound delicious! :)
Hey there! You are going to think that I'm stalking you already! But Michele keeps sending me over here... and I'm glad she does. Pansies are my faves, too! Hope you are feeling a bit more limber today. Have a great wekend.
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netchick said…
Nice photos! Very cheery for a blustery fall evening! Thanks for posting them ;)

Happy Friday!!!
I wish that it was Spring.
kenju said…
Would you believe I have lived around here for 35 years and I have never visited the garden by the TV station? Ihave been to the Duke Gardens, though, and they are wonderful.
mar said…
Hi, Michele sent me again! I had seen your beautiful flowers, now I get to play with the kaleidoscope-link. Lots of fun, thanks.
Lish said…
I love pansies, but aren't they a winter flower?
aka_monty said…
Hello, Michele sent me!
I love pansies as well, but tulips are my favorite.

And OHHH your poor ankle! Hope you're not hobbling around too much. :)
Michael Manning said…
Utenzi: How wild that Michele led me to you here when I had planned to visit anyway! Glad you posted thses beautiful photos. Reminds me of the fact that Regis Philbin was actually married in Forestlawn Cemetery in L.A.--which is actually a beautiful setting.
mar said…
Utenzi, thanks for letting me know that I had linked the wrong site...I keep changing things and I forget to think back...!!
ribbiticus said…
very pretty. i love flowers! thanks for posting them. here via michele today. :)
mw said…
Beautiful pictures and a wonderful blog design. I love the photo at the top!

Michele sent me...
mw
phoenix said…
Beautiful flowers Utenzi! Hope your ankle gets better! Epson salts may be old fashioned but in a warn soak they do wonders!

Hi from Michele but I think I will be back!
kenju said…
Tell Lish that pansies do well in the winter, spring and fall too.

How is your ankle today, Utenzi?

Michele sent me this time.
FuzzBuck Fuzz said…
Spring flowers in the middle of autumn.

Nice.

Michele sent me.
Melzie said…
Oh wow your ankle looks bad :( Havent made blog rounds in a while but I hope you recover super quickly. Beautiful flowers :) xoxo melzie
Michelle said…
Those colours are just beautiful :)
Pearl said…
That's balm for the soul.

Please post it again, or something similar in February too?

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