Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Spring fever...


I was looking out the kitchen window yesterday when I saw the most beautiful sight... a deep red cardinal sitting on the fence, just above yellow daffodils (my favorite color combination... red and yellow).  I ran outside to take a picture and thought I'd missed the bird until I uploaded the pictures to the computer.  While not the best view... you can still see how pretty it looked.

Just waiting for warm weather...
I was able to get out to the garden yesterday for the very first time this spring, stopping by the garden shed first to pick out a rake.  I can only do a little at a time so yesterday I raked the layer of wet leaves off the garden beds.  There was the smell of fresh DIRT, a wonderful aroma after a long and snowy winter.

These beauties took me completely by surprise!
When I was taking pictures of the pretty bird, I saw the view of the deck and house which can't be seen from the window.  There were dozens and dozens of daffodils along the deck and then these beauties near the back of the house (you can tell I have yet to cut back dead perennials, too). 

The flowers had been beaten down during a hail storm a couple nights ago but they were just fine in a vase.  :)

These daffodils are white and yellow

These daffodils are two shades of yellow
Living on a fixed income (and really getting hit hard by inflation!), it is such a joy to have a house full of flowers... free!  How like our God to give us these yellow flowers when nothing else is blooming.

15 comments:

Vee said...

Beautiful flowers and a beautiful moment seeing the cardinal and the daffodils together.

Lisa said...

Your daffodils are lovely! I did a little flower bed cleaning yesterday and found my hyacinths poking their heads up. (No flowers yet, just green) Spring is not my favorite season, because of the return of all the bugs, but I do enjoy seeing the flowers again.

La Tea Dah said...

Your daffodils are so beautiful and cheerful! I am enjoying mine as well, and just discovered two early tulip blossoms as well. But it is quite chilly. My garden is ready to plant, but it's been so cold, I haven't done a thing. I'm so eager for spring --- I wait for it all winter long! Happy day to you, Brenda.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Your daffodils are beautiful. Ours are up but not nearly ready to bloom. I love the Cardinal with the flowers, too. I guess I should just say I love spring! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs.Rabe said...

So pretty!

Brenda Leyland said...

Those daffys are a cheerful sight. No sign of them around here just yet... but... the snow is faithfully melting now, so there's hope!

Stepsingrace said...

Such beautiful flowers! I'm still waiting for mine to blossom, should be soon. I'm glad you were able to do some work in your garden. Oh how I love Spring!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog, but one thing troubles me so I must ask you...Why do you feel the need to regularly remind everyone that you are living on a fixed income? Are you seeking pity? There are many of us living on a limited income and each year the purse strings get drawn even tighter.

Beth

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful picture of the cardinal! I'm so glad you were able to capture it. Your daffodils are gorgeous, and yes, God is SO very good to bless us with things that brighten our homes and our lives.

God bless you - Julie

julie king said...

nothing like a free surprise to waken the senses and give our souls a lift! i love how they look in the vases.

Anonymous said...

Yes! So nice to see Spring coming. I saw my first robin yesterday....and not just one, but 8 all at once! I think God was trying to get through to me.....consider the birds of the air....I will take care of you! Linda

Susan P. said...

Your kitchen window is lovely ~ the yellow of the daffodils (my fav flower) and the reds scattered about make for an absolutely perfect color combination! What joy it must bring you to look at such a pretty sight! Simple joys are truly the best:)

Dale Ann said...

Brenda, I just love your house and view. If you ever decide to sell, let me know.

Heather L. said...

We are enjoying our daily visits from mama and papa mallard!!! Also, we had 13 Amish friends for lunch on Monday! It went very well. We met them at Riley. I won't be blogging about it but thought you would enjoy knowing. It was a fun time. Life has been so busy I haven't blogged in a number of days. Now that Michael is away I hope my schedule will slow down for a few days...

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those flowers are just beautiful! Isn't it wonderful that it's finally spring (although it feels like summer today in Georgia).

Manuela