Saturday, February 15, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro A Touch of Last Spring

Hooray!! We have been blessed with 6" of rain over two days,
more than we got in winter in one event!

My heart sings and the garden got it just in the nick of time to
revive the trees and shrubs that were giving up and had lost most 
of their leaves.

Now, with hope in my heart, I look back at some wonders in my
garden last spring and forward to those to come next spring.

masses of tulips with primulas and wallflowers at back

clumps of crazy fringed tulips

looking like carnivorous plants

masses of bright nasturtiums

and just because I can and because my camera shared my bed that 
night, an early morning shot at waking, yep, a real pillow shot,
luckily the kangaroo was OUTside my garden fence.

Hope you all have a great day wherever you are!

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  1. Well now, if THAT critter was the view from my window upon waking, I'd know I was still dreaming for sure!

  2. We too got some blessed life giving rain yesterday and today. My heart is still singing as the garden drinks deep. I have lost things in the heat (rather a lot of things) but the rain will restore others.
    I have got to the stage I am NEVER sorry to see the rain. And love your spring reminders and dreams for the future. Thank you.

  3. I love tulips and the fringed edges are wonderful. I'm so glad you finally got some rain. Have a great day!

  4. Flowers and kangaroo ouside the fence.
    A happy moment :)
    All the best.

  5. Hello, arija, nice to know about the blessed rain. I know how dreadful it is to have little or no rain during the intense heat, but these flowers made me forget about it and filled my heart with the promise of spring.

    My heart also sang with the present from the heaven in Nara City.


  6. So glad you had some rain, we usually get too much rain and storm...... Lovely garden spring pictures and the kangaroo you captured is (for me) just a wonderful photo.

  7. Lovely photos of the flowers. Nice to hear you've had some rain since you so badly need it.

  8. Kangaroo pillow shot, now that is out of this world! :-)

    So glad to hear rain finally has arrived to sooth the parched land! Love your memories of spring, always a joy to look back and forward, too.

  9. So glad you have had rain, Arija. Beautiful blooms and what a lovely sight the kangaroo was to wake up to! Blessings, Jo xxx

  10. so amazing to see a kangaroo out your bedroom window! :)

    but i am SO glad you got rain! and a good amount of it! wonderful!!!

  11. Hi,Arija. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. The last kangaroo shot is very nice too. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful day.

  12. Love the kangaroo and Spring time shots are so delightful and colorful ~ thanks ~ much needed in MA ~ with all our snow and more to come ~ ^_^

    carol and artmusedog

  13. I'll keep praying for more rain for you! LOVE the kangaroo… I guess for you that is like us seeing deer in the woods behind our house. Beautiful spring flowers… I look forward to them pushing their way up through the soil here once the snow finally melts. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  14. Beautiful beautiful rain.... and the spring flowers are absolutely appropriate for a post about hope and looking forward. (And I love and envy your beautiful tulips... it has been so long since I've seen them growing.

    Can only imagine seeing a kangaroo from my bedroom window.

  15. So happy to hear that it rained! Gorgeous flower shots, such vibrant colours! Cute kanga capture

  16. Oh Arija dear, I am so happy for you! Those rains, beautiful rains, soaking to the center of the hearts of those plants and grasses. It makes it so much better when we can know that the earth is working along in sync for what the land so desires. I am thrilled for you. Now, do you want some snow yet ;)

  17. Praise God for the rain you got.Thanks for sharing these beautiful flowers.

  18. Beautiful flowers. I like all of them.

  19. This is great news, Arija! I'm smiling. :)

  20. The heat down there seems to have set these flowers on FIRE! Hope you are well. Tsup!

  21. Wunderschön!!! Das zweite Foto finde ich besonders toll! Ich hoffe, der Frühling kommt bald! :)

  22. Tulips are my favourite flower. It is amazing that you can get to flower so late in summer. Loved the kangaroo at the end too, would be so amazing to see them out my back garden.

  23. Oh Arija, this is a great post. So many beautiful flowers and an added gift, the kangaroo in your last shot. Very happy you got that rain. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  24. So glad you finally got some rain to give life to the garden. Hope the temps have dropped a bit also. Those tulips really do like carnivorous.


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