Thursday, April 11, 2013

Behind the Fence: Forsythia

Today's fence is from my own front yard. It's a partial fence that seperates the small yard pond from the driveway. I took this as I was on my way out to do errands yesterday. Many people keep their forsynthia bushes cut back but this one we have let grow naturally.

Let's take a closer look.
 
How about a macro look - shall we?
 
If we look really, really close we can see who was hiding in that big bush.
 
Linking to Friday's Fences.

35 comments:

Karen said...

Oh wonderful sunny yellow blooms! Mine is not blooming yet, nor do we have any lady bugs around.

TexWisGirl said...

you have a beautiful driveway!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Pretty! I like it when forsythia are left to grow naturally. What a pretty sight when younpullin and out of your driveway. I expect well get some bright yellow blooms one of these days, but were still in the early magnolia stages of Spring.

Tricia Hays said...

oh sooo sooo sooo pretty, love that vibrant yellow... & the lil bitty ladybug =)

Linda said...

What a beautiful and refreshing view!

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Whoa...they are beautiful and just so cheerful to see!

Leora said...

Love your up close forsythia! Ours is just started to show the green leaves. Yellow flowers come soon enough.

I should take out my macro lens ...

Wonderful yellows.

Genie Robinson said...

Super duper macro shots. Can't believe you were there at the right time to catch the lady bug. The forsythia is drop dead gorgeous. genie

Jan n Jer said...

beautiful shrub..its always the first to bloom in the spring...so bright and cheery!

alwaysbackroads said...

Wow! Why ever cut it? Beautiful shot.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

neat - you got the ladybug. too great!! i love forsythia - so springy. beautiful shots. ( :
nice post.

diane b said...

A super series of photos. It is one of my favourite plants. I first saw it in Switzerland years ago. I haven't seen it here in Qld but the cooler states have it I think. I love the dreamy look of the first photo.

Red said...

This is an awesome flash of color. It looks summery compared to what is here.

David Oliver said...

Great capture of the lady bug.

Carletta said...

DIANE: FROM FAR AWAY I THINK FORSYTHIA TENDS TO LOOK DARKER AND NOT AS BRIGHT. SO I SOFTENED THIS SO THE YELLOW WOULD BE TRUER TO THE NATURAL COLOR THAT YOUR EYE SEES.
GLAD YOU LIKED IT!

Rose said...

Overload, overload! Oh, these are wonderful. I almost think your photos are better than the real thing!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful forsythia shots, Carletta. I love the really close one with the ladybug.
We just got a foot of snow here over the last couple of days. Grrr

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love it when the bushes are allowed to grow naturally - they have such a better look about them. Love the closeups - and the lady bug is great.

Karen Frost said...

So bright and happy! Love the lady bug, too! Beautiful photos. xoxo

kelley jensen said...

Oh, I love forsythia. Love your shots today. Thanks.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photographs! I especially like the first one, with the light fog in it. My forsythias are blooming now too! Spring has finally arrived.

Revrunner said...

That forsythia and fence combination is just wonderful--like they were intended for just that spot.

s.c said...

Great blossom and nice fence. What would you want more?

RamblingRound said...

I always look forward to the forsythia. When it blooms, spring is surely not far behind.

DeniseinVA said...

It's gorgeous Carletta, what a lovely sight to greet you in the morning. Thanks for sharing it with us out here. I need a little sunshine on a wet soggy morning. Have a great weekend :)

Terri said...

Well I am officially j.e.a.l.o.u.s.
My yellow belle died and it takes so long for them to get to that gorgeous stage! Very pretty!

Tanya Breese said...

i love when i see the forsythia blooming, means it's officially spring! pretty pictures!

Liz Needle said...

Your Forsythia is a stunner. I just can't get them to stay alive.

Nicki said...

Beautiful - gorgeous with the fence.

MyMaracas said...

Yay you! Forsythia should look exactly like this, willowy and exuberant. Love the closer and closer looks, too - very creative.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful sign of spring! Dropping in from Fridays Fences.

Jori said...

I LOVE the forsynthia bushes! They are all so gorgeous right now!

Leave It To Davis said...

Wanna' trade cameras? How about trading front yards? Such a great photographer you are!!! I am jealous! Love these pictures!

ahundredyearsago.com said...

The forsythia bush is beautiful. Hopefully they'll soon be blooming here--unfortunately snow is predicted so tomorrow, so I may need to wait a bit longer.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Envious! Homesick! (We had forsythia in Oregon, but not that gorgeous!)......I see the little ladybug.