Friday, May 9, 2008


Spring has finally sprung darlin.....

Ouuu.... it is my favorite season....

I love all the newness!
The new grass, the new leaves on the trees, the new flowers and new birdies!
Come.... take a walk with me to see whats NEW in the garden this morning.

A momma bird has built her nest just above the door to our future guest cottage!
{right now it is our daughters' hang out "shack"}
We are all excited,
waiting for the first eggs
and then the first babies to poke their lil beaks out!

Hmmm... the pink/purple tulips are just about to open!
The daffodils are such frilly little girls.... they make me smile!
God painted the violas with such vibrant colors!
Don't you love their delicate lil faces!
I am not sure what kind of tree this is but I sure enjoy her blossoms each spring!
Some call the violet a weed.... I call it a welcome guest!
She grows freely where ever she wants to in our yard.
We have some in the grass and some in the flower beds and some in the cracks of the cobblestone paths!

Oh my.... the hens and chickens have mulitpied!
We have lots of babies this year!
Oh I wish you could feel this plant!
It's called lambs ear but we call it bunny ears!
It is so soft it actually feels just like bunny ears!
Children love to play with it!
My hosta bed is waking up!
The leaves are pokeing out and unwhirling!
I do hope my peonys have lots of huge blooms this year!
I anticipate a vase full that you can smell through out the whole house!
The lilac trees are loaded with buds!
Ouuuuuu don't you love the smell of lilac trees when they are all in bloom?
My earliest memory in the garden was mommas lilac tress that bloom every mothers day!

Thank you joining me!
I wish you all a wonderful and blessed mothers day!


Fete et Fleur said...

Such loveliness. What a wonderful nest!!

A very Happy Mother's Day to you!
xx Nancy

Lori said...

Dolly, your flowers {and tree} are so beautiful and your pictures are gorgeous!!! what a sweet little nest:)

Alison Gibbs said...

Dolly what beautiful Spring photos.
Thanks for sharing your Spring with us
Have a wonderful Mother's Day

Kathleen Grace said...

Isn't spring in Michigan wonderful Dolly?! I love the violets too, how could anyone think of them as a weed? My lilacs are just beginning to show color. You have a beautiful garden:>) Have a wonderful Mothers Day weekend!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful Dolly!
You have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Yup, we just got up to our cottage late this afternoon and I see Spring has sprung up here too!! Wonderful!! Hubby overseeded the lawn, I fertilized my perennials and acid loving plants. Tomorrow I put down more mulch!! Everything looks soooo lovely. Tomorrow, we're taking my parents into West Branch for Dinner. Probably Willow Tree or Lumber Jack. Not sure which one yet. Both are good.

Happy Mother's Day!!



Mrs.Kwitty said...

Just beautiful Dolly!! I love the little bird's nest. I was so excited yesterday because a mama robin was starting to build her nest on an eave of our porch--perfectly viewable from my chair in front of the computer!! yeah! But we are having a windy couple of days and every time she goes for more nesting materials, the stuff she started blows away. It looks like she may have abandoned the idea, and I am so sad. So I guess I'll have to live vicariously through you if I want to see baby birds!

Smiles, Karen

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Mother's Day Dolly! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Lori said...

Dolly, Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! loved the flowers so much! Please stop by soon, I've a special favor for all my online friends!!! Lori

Back Through Time said...

Have a Happy Mother's Day!
your photos are lovely:-)

toothfairy said...

I just loved the pictures of your yard and flowers!! So many beauties and lots of springtime color to enjoy. I too just love this time of year! We've waited a long time for it to get here so enjoy! Hugs, Jan@daylilylane

loree2000 said...

Very pretty photos!

I just stumbled onto your blog from shabby creations, and I love it! I am a cherry fan too! Our Kitchens decor is cherry! I will definately be favoriting your blog!

Jeanne said...

Wowee, Dolly!!!! Your close-up photography is out of this world.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great post! I love that you call Lamb's Ears Bunnies are right, they feel JUST like that!
xo Lidy

Robyn said...

Oh how I have missed this blog! It is wonderful to be back blogging! Just wanted to pop in and say hello!

vivian said...

looks like youre garden will be lovely Dolly! I really need to get outside to do some work! I'm not quite ready to start making my trips to the flower shops!
have a great week!

Lynne Laura said...

Love your picture of your lovely flowers...I have such a hard time getting my pictures to come out clear. What kind of camera do you use? Have a blessed day.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

PS: Bunny Ears it is!

Michelle said...

Your garden photos are simply beautiful! I wish I could have peonies and lilac..enjoy them!


Linda said...

Hi Dolly...pretty, pretty signs of Spring. I love the little violet of my favorites. Enjoy your garden, I know I love seeing all your flowers. Hugs, Linda

Ruthann said...

Gorgeous....Fabulous Blog! And I love your name Dolly! My little Italian Grandpa called me that! God Bless you! Come visit me!
Warm Pie, Happy Home

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Dolly! No lilacs blooming here in Minnesota yet...can't wait for that smell!

If you get a chance, please stop by my blog - I'm giving away a $75.00 gift certificate.


KarenHarveyCox said...

These photographs of your flowers are spectacular. What good luck to have a bird build his nest there. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Karen

cindy said...

What a beautiful post. I so envy your green thumb. Alas, my is black. LOL.

Pinkie Denise said...

Hi Dolly,
I love all your beautiful garden pictures, I too love Spring so much...what a wonderful post. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day Pinkie Denise

Diane said...

What wonderful Spring Pictures, beautiful beautiful Spring (:
Hugs, Diane

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

wonderful spring...I love it!

CIELO said...

Good morning, Dolly.... I love to see garden pics. Thank you for this lovely tour.



Kari & Kijsa said...

Your photographs are incredible. Thank you for blessing us today!

Hope you have a great week!

smiles, kari & kijsa