have flowered for my birthday, except this year.
Some years it would be the first blossom, sometimes the last
and sometimes all else inbetween but not this year, this year
they are eight days late. Are we really in a global warming cycle
or is this the first sign of another ice age?
These pictures were taken this afternoon, after a few sunny
days the first two blossoms opened.
The first bloom on my roses, 'Ophelia', my mother's favourite.
These blossoms are exquisite...such a delight for my eyes on this our first truly cold morning.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos---a pick me up on an under-the-weather day.ReplyDelete
Perhaps the drought had something to do with things blooming late, as all our rain and late Spring made my few remaining flowers bloom totally out of their nowmal time.
Love the tree!
They may be late but they certainly are beautiful and worth waiting for!ReplyDelete
Happy Belated Birthday Arija!
Your blooms are exquisite not matter when they happen. We are seeing the aspen turn gold at least a week late this year. Climate change will bring about many adaptations.ReplyDelete
gorgeous blooms you have!ReplyDelete
My flowers for today
It is strange to think that things are changing with global warming. It takes a long time, so what will it be like when our grandchildren are our age? shudder!ReplyDelete
I love your mother's favorite rose - the Ophelia. And such a lovely name, too!
The cherry blossoms are late but very lovely.
Hi Arija, I just put my post up and seeing your name on that list...I'm here. These blooms are truly beautiful! Birthday Tree...that's nice! Belated b'day wishes from India and I'd love to spend some time here catching up up on your posts:)ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend!
Hello Arija :)ReplyDelete
belle immagini per questo mio inizio autunno !
Buona serata :)
It is lovely to see spring blooming from the other side of the world as we lurch wetly into Autumn.ReplyDelete
Your cherry buds and blossoms and rose are gorgeous. I have had that happen with special flowers that always bloomed on a significant day and then changed.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Arija, and it's so nice to see spring flowers! Here in Austria the leaves are beginning to change colours :)ReplyDelete
Have a nice week ahead!
Lovely bloom! LReplyDelete
i shiver at the thought of ice age. lovely blossoms.ReplyDelete
Exquisite flowers and captures, Ariji! And such lovely colors to brighten up our very gray day here in Seattle. Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
They are so beautiful and you did great photos of them Arija.ReplyDelete
How lucky to have them greet you on your birthday with blooms for years!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! And may you have many blooms to greet you even with 'climate change'!
There is no accounting for nature's whacky timing. Hope you don't have a year like our last one.ReplyDelete
Should I say " Happy Birthday" Arija. That pink color is gorgeous! I think I can smell the Rose.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blossoms. I wish they would open for your birthday.ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely photos. All of them.ReplyDelete
At last they bloomed and they are delightful and abundant little blossoms!ReplyDelete
Global warming? I say...pfft!
They are beautiful Arija. And a happy belated birthday :) Thanks for stopping by. My zoo animals were in a previous post if you would like to take a look sometime. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Very lovely and delicate pink blooms.ReplyDelete
Our birthdays must be close, mine is today. A lovely warm spring day to sit outside, the first for ages. the wisteria is out and so is the quince tree but other things are late.ReplyDelete
The cherry blossoms are delightful and well worth waiting for - regard them as a belated birthday gift. 'Ophelia' is a beautiful rose.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blooms. Great shots. Love the color of your rose.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful flowers! And your comment was interesting about the cherry blossom not appearing! Last year, my apple tree was laden with blossom! This year there is literally none and leaves are appearing first! It must be all this rain!ReplyDelete
Better late than never. These are certainly worth the wait. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Nice to see spring smewhee in the world.ReplyDelete
As autum is slowly setting in here i enjoy your cherryblossoms all the more.ReplyDelete
The tree is absolutely bountiful. I just love how there are so many buds on one bunch. Glad they finally decided to come.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday. my tree is of a paler color. I used some for my floral arrangement.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! I love the boldness of the black on here! beautiful flowers too! AlexReplyDelete