Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Is In The Air

Some wild flowers growing in a neighbor's yard.

I know some of you are still gripped by winter, therefore, I thought I would share with you some photo's of spring time in Arkansas. I took most of these photo's from my front yard today and a couple from a few houses around in our neighborhood. I hope you enjoy!

Although the grass is still brown, if you look closely, little tufts of green are trying to poke through. Plus, it's 7pm and Nathan is in shorts and a tee shirt. The weather is Divine.

This is a little glazed clay house that I have in my front garden. I made this in art class when I was in the fifth grade. I think it would be considered an antique now because that was at least 25 years ago.

This is a frog statue that sits and enjoys the view of my front garden. The boys and I love frogs.

Forrest and I love sunsets. He pointed this one out to me and told me that we needed to get a picture of it. We both thought it was breathtaking. Don't you agree?

You can tell that summertime is just around the corner. The kids are out riding their bikes around the neighborhood. The three of us rode ours a mile this afternoon. It was a lot of fun, but a lot of hard work too. At one point I was wondering what the hell was I thinking. That was when I was cycling up a hill.

Nathan likes to improve with toys. Here he has created a machine gun out of a hot wheels battery. Kids and their imaginations are such a wonderful combination!

The Bradford Pear trees are in bloom. The flowers are easy on the eyes, but terrible for my sinuses. But they still smell heavenly, even if it makes me sneeze.

My creeping flox is trying to show it's face.

This is the only cat I have. I took this photo for Suzanne.

Nathan bought the huge silk sunflower last year with his allowance money. It has been a staple in our front garden ever since.

My fake stone lying in a bed of ground cover and weeds.

More of my beloved frogs.

More pictures of the sunset, as it slipped towards the horizon.

And last but not least, my beautiful flowering shrubs. I have not a clue what it is called. But it is fabulous. Suze, could you help a sister out and name this shrub?


Megan said...

I can't name that shrub, but it sure is lovely!

I'm learning the bad part about spring here - my downstairs neighbor has been working incessantly in her little garden patch. Which leads to lots of birdies coming to visit. Which leads to my stairs looking like a pile of...

Oh well! Happy Spring!

Anonymous said...

I love the pear tree, the sunsets, that shrub and your lovely boys! All great photos, thanks for sharing Cece.

Sorry, don't know what the shrub is.

I don't cycle up hills :)

Mr. Shife said...

Beautiful photos Cece. And so jealous of your spring weather. We might snow this week. Yuck.

Robyn said...

WOW that is really brown grass and I thought mine was bad...LOL! Love the boys out playing in shorts it is spring!

Suzanne said...

Well, we're lucky because Rob's Irish, so our grass is green, and I just fertilized the hell out of it to make sure it stays that way, but I must admit I'm wondering why the hell I'm seeing Robyn every damn place but my blog. What'd I do wrong now?! *Searches data base.*

Love this post and all the photos! I have a new post too, just can't find the damn photos. Oh sure I downloaded them, but have to wade through hundreds to get to the damn things. I can't find them!!! Seriously. I've spent 5 days trying to find them! No luck yet!

#1 Viola

#2 Some kid on dead grass.

#3 Looks like a woman to me.

#4 Okay, frogs for Christmas.

#5 Beautiful sunset. Nathan's on the ball.

#6 Always walk a bike up a hill.

#7 Nathan honey, Aunt Suzie's spark plugs need to be changed.

#8 I'm SO sick. Is the Bradford Pear or a cold. I don't know. I just know I'm SO damn sick.

#9 Creeping phlox is so beautful. I've never planted it, but should.

#10 Thanks baby. Love the kitty and also the blue ball. Lovely!

#11 Too many car last week to stop and take a photo, but I passed a lovely home with a wheelbarrow planted with sun faded fake flowers. I nearly died laughing. The landscape and home were so beautiful, but that...that...thing. It was so funny. Nathan would have felt right at home. (You too apparently!)

#12 Ground cover, Vinca. Weeds, priceless.

#13 Frogs, frogs, frogs.

#14 Beautiful sunset. I keep thinking Bob needs a date.

#15 That last photo sucks!!! I've searched high and low. I thought the U of Arkansas would be my saving grace. Nope! I don't know what your shrub is. Here's what I suggest. Take a small cutting or a bloom to a local nursery. They'll know. Then tell me so I do! I hate not knowing the answer! And hurry before the blooms pass. I assume it's an Arkansas native. It's gorgeous. Almost looks like an orchid. Beautiful.

Well, I answered all your questions. I'm exhausted. Love you baby. Wonderful post and thanks.


Leah said...

Really really nice post. I love seeing pictures of your adorable fellas. And the sky pics--inspirational. And that shrub is beautiful. Of course, I don't know what it is either.

@Megan--lol to the bird problem!

Ah Spring! Thank goodness it's here...

Anonymous said...

Hi Cece- your book arrived today- I love your illustrations! Thank you, I shall look forward to reading it to my nephews and neice :)

Karen ^..^ said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful. I love the cat statue with the sphere. Gorgeous.

Your kids are beautiful too. Great post, Cece.