I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?  ~Edward Giobbi

My, how spring flies!

 Having been on a photo shoot for over eleven days, Barbara and I  arrived home last night to a different scene. When we left, Forsythias and a weeping Cherry in the front yard were blooming. Daffodils, a hyacinth  and pansies were the only other activity in the yard.

 Pulling into the driveway, we experienced the most beautiful sight. Our fuchsia colored Loropetalum was in full bloom. It is quite spectacular! All of the hostas were out and many were sizable. The  Forsythias and Cherry were finished with their display as were the Daffodils.

 In their place were three Dogwoods with their bright white color,  with their familiar cross-shaped petals and burgundy stain (reminders of the Lord’s Passion).

Twenty four azaleas are ready to amaze us any day with their stunning demeanor. The grass is beginning to green up and other perennials are pushing up the ground in the natural areas.

I can’t wait for the weekend and to  get some Carolina clay under my fingernails!

All photos copyright 2011 Lockman/Click!

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3 thoughts on “Spring flies when you’re having fun!

  1. Jim, I really look forward to seeing your pictures and hearing about you and yours. Who knew back in high school that we would be so happy working in our yards! Sound beautiful. Keep up the good work!

  2. Loved each picture, as well as, the narration. Speaking of clay under the nails, I have a hydrangea, and a beautiful rose that needs planting. haha

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