Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Those Pesky April Showers Did Promise May Flowers

We've finally made it to May and finally some things in my yard are blooming!

Just a couple of weeks ago, my yard looked like this.  Yes, in April...


Now it looks like this:




The best part is that my office is right there, so I get to look right out at this beauty.



I absolutely love this peony right under the weeping cherry.





And since it's almost Mother's Day, in honor of my Mom who loved clematis, here is what was right out my kitchen window of my old house.  Even the sweet woodruff were blooming like crazy underneath it.  It was a beautiful sight!


I hope everything is blooming in your yards!  I wish everyone an early very Happy Mother's Day!


Thanks for visiting!

Pam

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32 comments:

  1. the snow scared me for a minute!! Can't wait my peonies are ready to pop. The clematis is gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the clematis!
    I had 8 at my old house and none here and I miss them so. I'm still waiting patiently (not) for spring to come here!
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. OMGoodness, the weeping cherry and peonies are *GORGEOUS*!!! What a difference a few weeks can make!

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  4. Pam your yard looks gorgeous!! I love that birdhouse you have and the clematis looks gorgeous the way it climbed your fence. Happy Mother's Day to you too, enjoy your day, Martina

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  5. Your peonies and tree are beautiful! Love to see all the trees in bloom this time of year. I bet you wish you could have transplanted the clematis. Wow... my clematis is jealous :)
    Hope you have a happy Mothers Day, too. Can't believe it's right around the corner.
    ~Michelle :)

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  6. Thank goodness for warmer weather. The view out of your office window is beautiful. Love your peonies!!

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  7. I'm so glad old man Winter has gone off somewhere else! He hung around way too long...I love your photo's of both the 'snow' and the not 'snow' photo's..so pretty! I think we are now safe of any surprise snow like weather! All I can say is AMEN!

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  8. Your clematis is spectacular!! I'm so happy that trees are finally starting to bloom everywhere...it seems it was a long winter around the Country.

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  9. Calling by from Cottage Flora Thursday, that clematis is stunning. Mothering Sunday for us British Mums was March 3rd, but it will be celebrated here in Italy this weekend the second sunday in May.

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  10. What a dramatic change! I can't believe your peony's are blooming already! I can't wait for mine to bloom...They are my absolute favorite flower in the world!

    Have a great day...
    Lisa

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  11. Only a few things blooming at the moment. But I'm so happy to see the snow is no longer in our yard. The weather promises to be in the 60's today! I hope to play in the garden a little bit today. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and your flowers are gorgeous. Hugs

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  12. What a difference in a matter of days/week. Your yard is waking up now. Have a good weekend.

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  13. Hello Pam - - - I haven't seen ANY blooming to THAT extent here in Central Wisconsin yet - - - but I DID see s _ _ _ ALL MORNING long on Tuesday!!! Yep, s _ _ _ on May 3.

    Thank goodness it didn't stick and we had lovely sunshine and 60 degrees yesterday.

    Today - - - not so much - - - we're back to clouds and high 40's.

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  14. However do you any work done looking at that view?
    I love clematis but have trouble growing it here.

    Have a great day!

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  15. You have some gorgeous trees and flowers. You must be so happy Winter is over!

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  16. Love your trees! I could handle doing work with that scene to look at! Or maybe not? How distracting that must be! In a good way.

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  17. Thanks for stopping over at my blog and commenting! We definitely do think twice about furniture now, whether we could make it ourselves or not. It's so fun! I am so jealous that your peonies have bloomed already! Mine look like they are just about to pop - I can't wait to see them!

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  18. Gorgeous!!! I never realized that weeping cherry blooms were so beautiful! Happy Spring to you!

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  19. Your garden is beautiful Pam! I know you are enjoying Spring. :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Pam, Your yard is beautiful and I love the weeping cherry and the Peonies.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  21. Oh my gosh, that clematis is just gorgeous as well as the weeping cherry!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful Pam!

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  23. So Beautiful! I really like your blog and just wanted to let you know I gave you an award over on my blog!
    Kaitlin @ The Goodey Knot

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  24. Such a beautiful outdoor space Pam - great job!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  25. Finally making my rounds for Cottage Flora Thursday's (last week) cup of java in my hands & enjoying the view! thank you for linking up. that is a gorgeous tree & that bird house is so cute out there too! oxox, tracie

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  26. I just moved to New Jersey in August of last year. Prior to that, I lived in Texas (lived there all my life). I've never experienced a real winter. They are harsh and seem to last forever! I've gotta say though, it makes the arrival of spring that much sweeter. It's so exciting to see everything coming to life again. Love your garden. Been looking through your blog for nearly an hour now. So many great ideas. Thanks for stopping by my corner of blogsville and for choosing to follow. Looking forward to seein' more of your great work.

    The End (to the longest comment ever! :o)

    -Stacy
    thepreciouslittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com/

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  27. All your flowers look so lovely. They are a great sight to see especially when compared to the first picture!

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  28. Beautiful! I wish we had lovely blooms like that in our yard. The snow this winter completely destroyed our yard. We're going to have to rip everything out and start over :(

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  29. Peonies and a weeping cherry-- two of my MOST favorites... they're beautiful! How lovely to see that from your window.

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  30. Beautiful yard Pam. You have done a great job with the landscaping. And, you have all summer long to move things around, plant new things, etc. You go girl!!!

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  31. That clematis is spectacular, I just love that, even in the winter I love their twiggy vines, love your blog so much creativity here!I have been enjoying your posts

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