Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bloom Day Oct 15 Spring

So many spring flowers in the garden -  they are a joy to behold. I'm picking Calendula flowers to dry this year, and will have to get the kids pressing some flowers as well, it would be nice to look back on such abundance. We have a yellow bearded iris about to open that we have never seen in our garden, a wonderful surprise after seven years. Wafts of Wisteria, Jasmine, Lilac and Apple blossom fill the air

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. - Indian Proverb

The flowering maples(?) are attracting an abundance of life.  The blue bottom fly has returned along with lots of little ladybirds, they have their work cut out for them, aphids are everwhere.

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. ~ Henri Matisse

There are so many flowers in the garden the kids are even using them for games.  This is flowers as food in the cubby house.

Another nature treasure hunt was requested.

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  1. Beginning a lovely spring at your place, as we look toward winter. Don't worry I'll be inside with blossoms. Happy Bloom Day.

  2. These are fantastic! They remind me of Spring in my moms garden! Love'm :D

  3. Beautiful collection of flowers! I miss spring--thanks for sharing :)

  4. spring, aren't you lucky. wish we were heading into that instead of winter. but fall is pretty just the same. everything looks like it is so lush and healthy. happy kids! they can make a game out of most anything.

  5. What beautiful blooms you have! And how wonderful to play games with your children with the blooms. Happy GBBD!

  6. Beautiful pictures. I'd love to have a wisteria somewhere and we are sadly lacking a jasmine. I noticed my mum's lilac is already blooming while ours in a shadier position is still yet to have it's display.

    Soo...what are you planning on doing with the dried calendula flowers? You could make some soothing skin ointment?!

    Love the flowers as food in the cubby!

  7. Your collages really have the feeling of abundance. Happy GBBD.

  8. It seems so odd to read about your spring as my garden is beginning to go to sleep for the winter. It is autumn here in SW Indiana, USA. Your children as so lucky to have a Mom that encourages their play in nature. Happy GBBD.

  9. That opening Calendula shot is outstanding! What's the ferny foliage surround it?

  10. Thankyou to everyone for the lovely garden comments, Spring is my favourite season and this year is particularly good - many flowers I haven;t photographed here.

    Christine, we have wisteria that comes up everywhere - I'm sure we could dig some up for you - it's a serious commitment though. Yes I was thinking calendula for middle one's skin, such nasty eczema, will have to get some tips from you.

    Aw thanks Scott, the ferny foliage is the beautifully named Love in the Mist, however this is Calendula in the mist.


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young