Sunday, January 24, 2010

promises promises



The longer days and the warmer temperatures have teased out the maple tree.




This little dandelion is convinced.




As is the 10 petal anemone.




The bluebonnets




and the evening primroses are getting ready.




As are the roses.

I wish I could get a picture of the cardinal who has been perched outside my window singing his love song.


26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post, Ellen. Seeing your pictures was good for my heart. I especially love the little dandy. She doesn't know that some people call her a weed. She just knows she is yellow, and the sun is out, and the redbird is singing. What's better than all that? And bluebonnets...I miss them. They're special.

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  2. I love the anemone. No buds here yet and to be honest - I am not ready yet - no reason to rush the season it is only January. I still want more snow.

    Right now we only have rain. I could've waited till March on that. hee

    And our cardinals are so gorgeous in the snow. The males especially.

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  3. ellen - that's food for my spring and summer hungry spirit!!! thankyou. steven

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  4. Wow. 180 degrees different from what we have.

    Such beautiful pics. I have trouble getting bird shots. They move so quickly. But i got a number of shots of the chickadees yesterday. We also had a blue bird & junco, but they were too shy to let me snap them.

    Thank you for sharing. :)

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  5. What lovely sights to see... Thanks for sharing that. We're still in the throes of winter, and won't see any Spring until March. Thanks for the preview. It made my heart happy.

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  6. Doesn't quite feel life spring here yet. Still too damp and dreech. Lovely pics.

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  7. Makes me long for spring when we're supposed to get more snow this week. But spring will come & I'll love it - & you can complain about how hot it is. And, well, I'll complain too LOL!

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  8. Buds and blooms already? I can't believe it.

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  9. This post is a lovely meandering walk through your yard. In my mind I do see the cardinal too.

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  10. *Sigh* Your beautiful images are only a faraway, distant preview of what's to come here in New England.

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  11. Oh, we'll still have plenty of cold days. And at least one more foray into the low 30s but this last week of temps in the 70s has everything quivering on the edge.

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  12. Pretty Ellen! Just a few miles from you and we still do not have any signs of spring... no buds, no blossoms, no new growth. Soon perhaps!

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  13. Signs of Spring: Yeahhhh! Let it come. We are ready.

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  14. Lovely what happens after a few days of warmth and sunshine! Such a miracle in the every day and the general cycles of things.

    I didn't know that's what the bluebells look like before they flower. I will keep an eye out for them.

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  15. Over here the winter just begins. Last week we had freezing temperatures but no snow yet.
    Beautiful pictures!

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  16. I love the first two pictures, great colours.

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  17. As I sit here in 20 degrees and a loud rushing wind; I view your photos and drool!!! I can only hope that this winter spell will bring a fabulous spring!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Such beautiful pictures! I want to live where you live.

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  19. Oh it's going to be months before I get to see any of that. Thanks for sharing your new blooms.

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  20. Nice article as for me. It would be great to read a bit more about that theme. Thnx for giving this information.
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  21. I'm not particularly gifted in the area of reading the mind of a 10 petal anemone, but I'm inclined to agree with you.

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  22. I love cardinals, alas we do not have them in this neck of the woods. That humble dandelion is spectacular! Spring is highly anticipated.

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  23. I have robins and cedar wax wings in the trees today. Maybe we are beginning to see spring.

    I left a little something for you on my blog... please visit.

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  24. Lovely post and pics! Things are budding here, too, but it seems a bit too early for spring. Our reward for that cold winter we had! Enjoy!

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