Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A beautiful day in the neighborhood.....

A few weeks ago, the weather had been so bad. It had been cloudy all day and as the sun was setting it came out. I went out on the deck to take a picture because I was so excited that it was red and that meant we would have a rain-free day for the next day.

Today was a gorgeous day, but cool. My husband's brother took my husband to Durham today for a treatment for his MS. While they were gone, I decided to try to get out and get some pictures. This yellowbell bush is right outside the bedroom window and I see it every morning when I raise the shade. This bush was planted back in the 1930's when this house was built.

A dear friend of mine moved back to NY when her husband died and she gave me these buttercups. They surround a trailing rose bush. I love crocus! They will pop up through snow and when you see them, you know Spring is not far away. We have two boxes of pansies planted on the deck where we can enjoy them by looking out our bay window in the kitchen. These are one of my favorite flowers. My grandmother loved flowers and had a beautiful rose garden and always planted pansies across the front of her house. I like to pick these and put in a small vase on the kitchen cabinet. These smell so good.
Hope you enjoyed my flowers.

♥Love ♥,



  1. How very pretty! You are so ahead of us for flowers. We have seen the crocus, but the daffodils haven't opened here yet. Lovely images.

  2. I did enjoy your flowers. Like Lois my flowers aren't showing yet, a few crocus is all. But the buds are there so I know it won't be long before they open and I can officially say that spring is here.

  3. Your beautiful flowers make me want Springtime! We are getting close, but not as close as you are. I loved the picture you took from the back deck of the sunset. Very artistic!

  4. Beautiful photos Marie! Glad you were able to get out and take them! :o)

    We have had snow, freezing rain and regular rain...oh, and wind. I can't wait to have some flowers in bloom!!! :)

  5. Your flowers are so pretty. I can not wait till we are able to see some sign of spring here.
    Have a great day.

  6. hi marie,
    wonderful photos!!!! i love the pansies,wonderful colours.
    have a wonderful weekend,