Apr 25, 2017

Magnolia Blooms and Toe Shoes....

I was feeling
girlie,
whimsical,
PINK...
 
so what better way to represent that
than
 Magnolia Blooms & Toe Shoes...
 




 
the Kwansan Cherry
just came into bloom...
 
the blooms always make me think of tissue paper flowers...
pure delight....
 
 
 
 
Have a Beautiful Day!

Apr 24, 2017

Road Trip - Mima Mounds...

 
I love road trips!
 
I am always ready to explore
my Washington backyard...
 


Mima Mounds
is only an hour South of me
in Little Rock, WA...
 
I had never even heard of it...
 




637 acres of mystery mounds...
 
partly in the forest...
 

 
opening into a vast prairie......
 



there are lots of theories
of how they were created....
 

 
but,
this may be my favorite...
:-)
 
can you imagine 600+ acres of gophers
sitting proudly atop their mounds!


 
it was a very grey Washington day...
 
the bright hues of green
popping on the landscape...
 
 
 damp and mossy trails
through the forest...
 
 
picnic tables
perched atop the mounds...

 
on May 13
they will celebrate Prairie Days here...
 
the field are expected to be heavily in bloom,
I am hoping to make a trip down to see that!
 



on this day,
I saw the very first tiny blooms...
 

 
wild Strawberries...
 

 
lovely patches of Trillium lined the forest edge...
 
thanks for riding along on my road trip,
I hope your weekend was great too!
 
Have  a Beautiful Day!

Apr 19, 2017

Looking for Rainbows...

The saying goes...
When it Rains
look for Rainbows...
 
so I have been looking...
 
we have been having quite a wet week here...
 

the garden is awake,
and so are the dandelions!
 



the Woody Hyacinth,
a plant straight out of a fairy land...
 

 
the Magnolia Tree
is a stunner...
 
just a little taller than me
when I planted it 17 years ago...







the Tulips in the front bed,
the hail got to them before I did...
 

 
the first Sweet Forget-Me-Not
begin to bloom...
 
endearing,
unforgettable
 
 
the leaves of the unfurling Ladies Mantle
hold giant beads of rain...
 
 
be still my
Bleeding Heart....
 
 
 
Stay Dry My Friends....