spring is greening

Sunday afternoon DH and I toured the yard, looking for bits and pieces of spring. Here is what we found.

Lots of daffodils coming up. The green spikes are so refreshing after months of brown and gray. And white.

green...so refreshing after so much brown and gray


crocus in the back yard

Lovely, green moss on the bricks in the veggie garden. Come hot summer weather, this will be gone. But for now, its cheerful bright green is a welcome spring color.

mossy bricks

And more daffodils.

daffodil buds

The maple trees are flowering.

maple tree flowers

The Southern Oak behind the house isn’t as far along. The oaks are slower to swell in the spring than the maples. Perhaps not as rash in their response to a few days of warm weather as the maples can be.

Southern Oak

While we were out, DH did some bird watching for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

bird watching weekend

Happy followed us around for a little while, keeping an eye on DH, I suppose. She thinks he belongs to her.

Happy under the miscanthus

The iris and the surprise lilies are popping up. These are along the east side of the fenced garden. The surprise lilies in the fenced garden came from my paternal grandmother’s house.

spring green

Here are the same ones…this picture was taken the first week of August in 2008.

along the fence

And more daffodils.

spring, I love you!

An early spring? I hope so.

maple tree in bloom

Best of all?? The cheery yellow crocus blossoms. All of a sudden, after looking for them for days, there they were.

first crocus



  1. Lauren Crews
    Posted February 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the pictures…..We had 5 inches of snow yesterday so it is wonderful to see your flowers!

  2. Posted February 24, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    It was a beautiful weekend and it is so exciting seeing the plants coming out.

  3. Mary Jane Whatley
    Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda I like the flowers you called surprise lilies. Is that the name I would find them under in a nursery catalog? Thank you for any help you can give me.

  4. Posted March 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Mary Jane, the surprise lilies came from my grandmother’s garden and can be found in many older gardens. They are Lycoris squamigera.

    Here are two links with more information.


    I hope that helps! ~~Rhonda

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