Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring

When I was growing up we always had forsythia bushes growing in the yard. My Mom still has a couple and I was lucky when we purchased our present home that there were three in the yard. It's always a game between me and my Mom to see who's bushes bloom first.  Two of my bushes have been budding this week. Yesterday I was lucky to find one bud that had bloomed. When they are in full bloom I'll be out there snapping away!
Linking to Rurality Blog Hop and Today's Flowers.

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

neat! love the photo.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Pretty! I love the bright yellow of forsythias - a true sign of Spring. I think mine might be a while, yet.

Leave It To Davis said...

Good for you! Congratulations on being first!

Pat said...

It would be a welcome sight around here! Today is the first day of Spring, but it is VERY COLD out!

Neal said...

Neat...I always loved to see them start blooming because they are pretty and it means spring is near.

Betsy Adams said...

I love Forsythia also --and we do have some planted in our yard. But--nothing has bloomed up here yet... Can't wait to see those gorgeous yellow blossoms.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Lovely shot, this forsythia has a real lemon yellow colour. Not too many people grow these plants where I live, although they are available in nurseries sometimes.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, spring has REALLY arrived where you are!

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

I too had forsythia growing in my childhood yard. Unfortunately, there is none here where I live now. I used to love to force the branches when I first moved out on my own and I would return home and clip some from my mom's bush!

Nancy said...

They do represent Spring to many of us don't they? They were in my grandmother's yard, my Mom's yard and I have them in my yard in the mountains.....I love bringing them inside.....sweet little flower...

Craver Vii said...

Forsythia hasn't started blooming here yet. I'm looking forward to it... sort of. While I do love a whole lot of things about spring, I am also intimidated by the daunting list of chores that awaits me outside.

I like how you singled this one out, instead of showing the whole bush from a distance. Very nice.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photo and how lucky you are ^_^

New England is into blooming Snow right now .

Rose said...

I need a forsythia bush...mom always had one, too. And love your name for them....this shot is just so lovely.

DeniseinVA said...

That's a lovely photo Carletta. I hope our forsythia will be blooming soon.

Karen said...

So cheerful! Love the detail! A sure sign of spring! xx

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

My yellow bell is not doing a thing yet...I'm hoping the drought didn't get it.

Red said...

Certainly a beautiful brilliant color. I found some lily shoots today in a very sheltered area. The low over night was minus 14 C(plus 3 F)

Marie said...

Yes! Spring's lemon icing! Love that! You always write to most interesting comments on my blog posts! I was just enjoying again what you had to say on my Girl's Day Out...and when I read what you said on my latest post, I remembered those catalogs too! My how exciting it was every fall, partly because of those catalogs, too! We'd get new school clothes and shoes, and have new programs to watch, and would start thinking about the holidays long before they came. The only "negative" part was having to go back to school! :-)

Judy said...

I had two bushes in my Illinois home and when we moved here I got a bush for mothers day :) My cousin this summer gave me about 10 that she had dug up and replanted, they're still pretty small yet but I can't wait until they are big and in full bloom.

George said...

I like your description of forsythia as "Spring's Lemon Icing". We also have a few stray blooms, but nothing like the full blooms we saw once we got off the Plateau the other day.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous photo! They won't be blooming for awhile here.

Lynne said...

My forsythia isn't even thinking about budding out yet! :( I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by my blog in the Rurality Blog Hop!

~Lynne @ a "new" Jersey Girl
www.rickandlynne.com/lynne

imac said...

Ho how wonderful, we are to expect snow this Easter.

Jori said...

How pretty! We have a few things blooming but a big snow and ice storm is coming today. I'm afraid everything is going to freeze.

kelley jensen said...

nice shot. I do love forsythia.

Janice Thomson said...

Such cheerful uplifting colour - much better than white, white, white snow :)
Hello Carletta - trust you are well.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gorgeous Carletta!!! OH, and do tell.......where or how do you get the mitten bird feeder in the post below. I would LOVE to have one myself.

Linda said...

Wonderful how you isolated the single blossom! So lovely!

Karen said...

Oh lovely. Mine are covered in snow, no blooms yet :(

DeniseinVA said...

Hello back again, thank you for correcting me on TF. I was getting a little ahead of myself there. Lesson learned, don't try and do posts in the early hours of the morning when I am half asleep :)

Meta said...

Vad härligt att ha blommor ute. Här får vi ha våra inne än massor av snö och kyla har vi ute i stället.
Ha en fin helg
Kram Meta
Sverige.

Betty Manousos said...

hi carletta,
love your post. simply beautiful! as is your photo.

happy weekend~

Randi said...

I love spring flowers and you photographed this very well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So pretty -- in our family they are called "ForCynthia" because they would bloom around our daughter's birthday. (Still do, we're just not there to see them). Thanks for the beauty and the memories. Yay for Spring!!

guild-rez said...

Lovely...

Luna Miranda said...

a cheerful bloom.

Coleus

Judy said...

And I perfectly understand why!!! The forsythia in my yard is not blooming yet, but the second lot of twigs I brought inside is about done. I am debating bringing more inside, or waiting...