Blooming Like Crazy!

Spring began in my neighborhood in February, starting with the flowering quince. When we moved in this house over twenty years ago, I had no idea the large bush in the front bed was a flowering quince. Then Winter came and the shrub turned to sticks. But when Spring came, gorgeous salmon-colored flowers appeared along with the tiniest bees.

hbw quince close up

Sure, we can get a cold snap and the blossoms turn an ugly brown. However, most of the time, they last. It is truly a pleasure to sit at my desk which overlooks the front yard and see the signs of Spring appear.

Then more exciting things happen. Like the grass slowly but surely sprouts green. The red oak leaves press forward and in a gentle Spring breeze, wave gently.

Behind my garage is a small bed which leads to the backyard. After we renovated, I planted antique roses. The middle one had devil thorns and never thrived. The other two flanking it produce tiny flowers–one white and one is yellow. Several of the flowers  Rose yellow

Years ago, Handsome and I cruised the Rhine River. I was taken with the different flowers I saw there. When I returned home and showed off my pictures, I realized most were of flowers.

Flowers give me pleasure. They are soft, beautiful colors, sometimes scented. A bit of beauty, like the one I found in a sidewalk crack, in unexpected places.

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Maybe the stories in Just Desserts and other stories are beautiful or beautifully written; however, I like to think they’re fun, too. And life needs fun.

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming, “cute meet” tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. I agree, Vicki. Spring is a time to renew. I get immense pleasure from my garden ❤

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  2. Vicki says:

    Hi, Jacquie! I’m not the best gardener. I tend to go with stuff that can survive without my input. LOL. It’s so pretty outside right now and I’d rather be there than doing laundry. LOL

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  3. Melissa Keir says:

    I’m so ready for spring. We have the weather teasing and some of my flowers are starting to come up… 🙂

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    1. Vicki Batman says:

      Sounds so loverly, Melissa. We are getting ready to enter thunderstorm season. Can be violent around here.

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  4. barbarabettis1 says:

    I love the spring flowers. I’m terrible at gardening (I kill plants) so I’m very grateful when some actually manage to come up–and bloom 🙂 Enjoyed your post!

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  5. Vicki Batman says:

    Thanks , Barbara. I like pretty hardy plants that will survive despite me. 🙂

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  6. Uplifting post! Thanks for sharing, Vicki 🙂

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  7. Vicki Batman says:

    Thanks, Joanne! I’m grateful you stopped by to say hi. VB

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  8. Ilona Fridl says:

    Things aren’t blooming at this time where I live, but they should be soon. Best on the book!

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    1. Vicki Batman says:

      Hi, Ilona! I wish for you the beautiful weather we’re having today. Hugs, VB

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  9. Hey, Vicki. Great to see you the other day. I agree totally. We’re having a really fine spring. This morning was gorgeous. The air felt like silk. I’ve shared. 🙂

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  10. Vicki Batman says:

    We should have taken a pix, Marsha! Duh. Great to see you, too. Today is supposed to be pretty as well. I’ll go wash my car so we will get rain. LOL

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