Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring - it's official

View from the balcony this morning



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20 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

It's warm! And I am considering peeling off my cable knit cardy.
Sx

Jimmy said...

If ever I left Scotland to live in Engerlund Pat, I would definitely consider your area my dear, it is stunning in every aspect.

Pat said...

Scarlet: actually I've been gardening and out of the sun is quite nippy,whereas yesterday was warmish.

Pat said...

Oooooh Jimmy - that would wake the babies up and make the maidens stare. Can't wait:)

kenju said...

You are ahead of us!! It looks great to me.

Baglady said...

Love the second photo in particular. What are those white blooms?

john.g. said...

You are weeks ahead of us!

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful !

cheers, parsnip

Kim Ayres said...

Sooooooooooooooo envious

Pat said...

Judy: One of the reasons we settled here - the mild climate.

Baglady: it's a type of magnolia -stellata - and has a slight fragrance.

John.G: sorry;(

Parsnip: I'd still like one of your fruit trees.

Kim: well you also live in a lovely spot and have mountains to boot.

Mary Witzl said...

I'm envious too. I planted what I was assured was a flowering daphne several years ago: not a single bud on it. All around me, I see flowering daphnes in people's gardens and they smell lovely.

Our daffodils are coming up, though, along with the grape hycinths and tulips. I go outside everyday, hoping to see open blossoms!

Kim Ayres said...

You should come up and visit here when Spring arrives, Pat - usually around mid-May - it is truly beautiful. I'm sure Me, Mary and Eryl would make you feel very welcome :)

Kim Ayres said...

That should read, "Mary, Eryl and I"

R. Sherman said...

It looks so beautiful and around here it was sunny but snow in the forecast.

Oy.

BTW, you make an appearance at my place tomorrow.

Cheers.

savannah said...

how gorgeous and deliciously hopeful, sugar! xoxoxox

Pat said...

Mary: I love Daphne and used to have one in my old house by the front door for visitors to smell. I think it was myzerium?. I failed to repeat the experience here, sadly.
Grape hyacinths are indefatigable:)

Kim: that would be loverly. What a trio. Are you all close - in distance I mean?
Sadly it is too far for me to leave MTL and it is too far for him to travel. I sound like the Queen Mother when it was suggested she flee to the States in WW2:)

Randall: how exciting - I'll be around;)

Savannah: hope is high on the menu just now.xoxoxo

Kim Ayres said...

Mary and Eryl both live in Moffat, which is less than an hour's drive from my house.

I do understand about the travelling though

Guyana-Gyal said...

I've always heard about spring. It must be so inspiring to see life come up from almost nothing again.

Pat said...

GG: it's an annual miracle.

Pat said...

Kim: we often used to drive through Moffat.