Saturday, March 5, 2011

What a Day!

Today is just a teaser....of things to come! 
I do love fall and all the autumn colors,
                                       like this leftover pumpkin! 
 I can usually keep them from spoiling until mid May.

Today we are enjoying temperatures in the low 80's.
Spring is 15 days away...but today
the air is heavy with the scent of spring!
   This pink Jasmine smells heavenly!

These fruit trees have sweet smelling blossoms, 
and even a few that have turned to the very beginnings of tasty fruit.

Some of the trees are already heavy with summer fruit. 

I am very excited for this blossom. 
I have had this wisteria vine for well over 20 years.
It has always had greenery that is trailing beauty.... but
so much as one cascade of blooming sweetness.
I even gave up on it and dug it up several years ago.
It has been trying every year since to please me. 
Every year I cut it back down to the ground.
 This year I ignored it and let it grow.
 ....and pleased I am! 
 I know it's only one bloom....but it's a start!

Here are a few plants 
that are showing their spicy colors.......

...while these take a little longer.
 Shortly this corner of my yard will be sweet smelling with pink Plumeria and giant orange Cosmos.

The front yard still looks like winter is in full swing.
However, the grass has been fed,
 and the newly planted flats of Petunias and Pansies 
have had a long drink of Miracle Grow. 
 So today, 
I am going to enjoy the sweet smell in the air, 
and the spring like weather, 
 because the weather is expected to look like this for a few days next week...
and that's OK!   
 Before you know it I will be doing another post,
 about another season,
and how I really love fall and pumpkins!


Dana said...

I love fall too! But for now, like you, I can't wait for spring!

The Gustafson Family said...

I love your post!! Your yard is always magnificent!! I thought I was the only absolutely weird one that has three pumpkins still..guess not..there is one more out there like me! Love your flowers!

The Hamilton Family said...

Beautiful post and even more are your flowers and yards.

The Picketts said...

Gorgeous. This week, I think I'm going to try out my green thumb. But, shhh, don't tell it that it's no where CLOSE to green!

Amy said...

Beautiful photos!