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Friday, April 12, 2013

Of Beasts and things...

Ahhhhh!  Spring!  You were a long time coming and you still are a little shy....
It is Spring here in SC where there seems to be no spring if you judge by temperatures!  Cold rainy winds and rain turn into hot summer temps and sunshine overnight it seems!  Today it has been raining but is 72 degrees, almost muggy-LOL!  But I am not complaining...
 Mourning dove in a planter.
Mourning dove couple in the bird bath.  Mourning Doves are the only birds that do not have to tilt their head to drink, they suck up the water much like a horse :)

The Azalea bushes are at their peak and a delight to the eye.  They are everywhere!

This raggedy mushroom is growing over what is left of a tree stump just under the surface of the dirt.

 I love this picture!  It is mistletoe, which is green year round growing in the branches of a Maple tree.  The red keys of the tree are a nice contrast against the blue sky.  Mistletoe grows wild here and can be seen in almost any tree.
 I have many clumps of Shamrocks around my yard and they blossom all through Spring, Summer and Fall.  Their lush green color and pink blossoms are a joy to behold.  They come back or stay all through the winter months.
These wonderful Wisteria blossoms have come out in full force on the little vine that my Bill started from a seed!  It took 2 years of growing before it had flowers but well worth the wait.  I am training it to climb the tree trunks in the side yard.

One of my flower pots on the side of the front steps with Mums in back, Geranium and Petunia front.
The mums come back every year wintering over.

This is the reflection of the Azalea bushes on the opposite bank, so pretty!  Thank you for visiting today and do come again soon.  If you have time, please visit my other blogs listed in the sidebar. :)

My wild heart to yours...


Shirley said...

Hi Kerrie, Your flowers are so pretty and does make you think it is Spring. Our weather is so over the board and I am still pondering if I want to plant some flowers this year or not. Hubbie is still in the nursing home and the boys will begin their horse show season I just don't know about having the time needed to do everything that I want to. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. I would love the warmer weather. We may have some by Sunday, but the storms may come to. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Donna said...

BEAUTIFUL Spring pics, Kerrie. I also love the one of the mistletoe and the tree. I did not know that about the doves. Interesting.