STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Spring. Finally.


It seems that spring is finally here. It's been a loooong time comin'... Although we've had a few lovely days here and there, overall it seems to be a cool "slow" spring. We've had a lot of very breezy days... blustery as Winnie the Pooh would say! But it seems spring IS here to stay. Finally. Trees are leafing out, spring bulbs are blooming, perennials are growing quickly and the lawn is ready to be mowed... despite the cooler temps both day and night.



I love the return of green grass, and longer evenings. The hostas are growing so fast you can practically hear them stretching up... That bed of hostas across the front of the house also contains several bleeding hearts and in the evenings, they are backlit with the setting sun. I love sitting on the "front porch" behind this bed, with my long lens for some "ethereal" photos.









I love their graceful arching branches, the little hearts hanging like treasured charms on a bracelet...














I haven't been doing a lot of photography lately. Now that warmer weather is on its way, I can't wait to be back at it...








Our apple trees will be in bloom in another day or two, so apple blossoms will no doubt be my next subject.

Tomorrow is my Ladies Choir Spring Concert. If you are local, why not join us for some sweet music! There will be tickets at the door. Start time is 3pm at St. Dunstans church, corner of Regent and Brunswick. Doors open at 2:15. We'd love to see you there.


Peace,
Linda

"Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

7 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your flowers really stand off the page. I'm still learning my new camera and trying to get some good effects. Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Sandi Mac said...

We won't talk about the four-letter "s" word that happened this am: SNOW!!! But thank-you for your hopeful post!!

Jennifer said...

Bleeding hearts are very pretty but I'm not sure whether they would grow here, it might be too warm for them. All together now, "I'll be with you in apple blossom time, I'll be with you to change your name to mine......."

Vee said...

After the past few days, I'm convinced that spring has taken off for another locale. Tomorrow,, though, will be a return to warmer temps if we can just get through tonight.

Your photography is delightful! Hope that the performance goes very well and that tickets are sold out.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Bleeding hearts are such a cheery cottage garden flower and I'm glad yours are finally coming to life.
If I lived closer I would attend your concert, some of the best music comes out of a church.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Linda! It's so nice to see spring blooming here but those snowflakes yesterday were unexpected! It was nice to see you at the quilt show. Have a great week. It sounds a lot warmer.

Anonymous said...

beautiful photos of bleeding hearts but then again all of your photos are beautiful

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