Friday, March 20, 2015

"The Earth Laughs in Flowers"

Yellow is a very inviting color and it really pops in our part of the country when the grass, trees and weeds are springing into season.  This year almost everything planted is coming into bloom ahead of schedule.  We are not complaining because we have had many, many beautiful days full of warm sunshine and blue lofty skies. This past week brought back the rain, more than average, to make up for what we haven't gotten since the beginning of the new year. 
I am sharing what is in bloom in our garden and it just so happens that much of it is yellow.

 Yellow Viola
This is a beautiful early bloomer that spreads quickly as a ground cover.  It is said that other early spring flowers can't survive planted with it.  What we have found is that it quickly vanishes after blooming, and ours are in an area we choose not to plant other things in. 

There's never a shortage of these! 
 Our goat, Professor had to get in the photo shoot! 
 He loves me!
 The Forsythia is a bit sparse this year.  We gave it a good cutting and it will fill in over the Summer. Little birds like to nest in this group of Forsythia. 
 Darling Daffodils! And, do you see that gopher mound just next to the top daffodil? Not good!

I like to create potted vignette's around our place.  This is what survived the winter and greets us as we enter our home.  
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: The Earth Laughs in Flowers
I agree and am grateful for the laughter!
Happy Spring!!


  1. Lots of lovely yellow! That goat is a hoot! I just bought some to determine where to put it. Have a great weekend.

  2. Well put Ralph! Spring is such a happy time of year. :)

  3. Oh, I love the yellow spring flowers of PNW! I miss forsythia! Hello to Professor :)

  4. Yellow is such a happy color. I'd love to have forsythia but I don't know if it would like our hot and humid summers down here in s.e. FL.

    What a hoot the Professor is!

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady