Cleaning the flower beds this weekend and my husband happened to see a 13″ – 14″ Smooth Earth Snake (red, slender body) about a foot behind me. Just hanging around, you might say! Anyways I hope you enjoy a few signs of Spring around our place . . .
Petunia’s that are annuals around here, but never died last year – happened to live through the Winter are in full bloom:
Purple Shamrocks – perennials and flower all Spring straight through Fall:
Coreopolis – wouldn’t be spring without these beauties!
Verbena, a perennial, are gorgeous this year – nice flowering plant Spring through Fall:
Here’s to Spring, a time for renewal ~
Each picture has the potential to spread smiles to every eye that sees them. And we have got here so many 🙂 May the spring be as beautiful as these little friends 🙂
Thank you very much Prateek and glad you enjoyed the flowers.
It IS lovely to see Spring taking hold Mary ! No raggedy wind blown petunias here even having seen the winter through . Amazing .
So great to see you Poppy – hope you are well. Thank you and glad you enjoyed seeing a little TX Spring. Yeah, can you believe the Petunia’s and they are really going strong. I also have some other, looks like perennials, coming up in another container pot and have no clue what it is but I expect to see some kind of flower in the next couple of days. I think the birds are dropping seeds here and there. Hope you are enjoying your Spring and taking some wonderful photographs!
I hope the snake is not poisonous! I love gardening but am not a huge fan of snakes!
Hi Elizabeth – thanks. This snake isn’t poisonous – thanks goodness, right?
The snakes around here are back underground. Bitter cold today.
Hi Brenda, this snake is feeling at home as I’ve seen him several times recently – yesterday (right next to my hand as I reached down to pull weeds!). Hope your weather soon warms up.
Eeek! They move in such in alien way that I’m always startled, afraid and then fascinated.
Wow! Looks like you have a gorgeous garden already (snakes not withstanding). Thanks for sharing these cheerful signs of spring with us! 🙂
Thanks Silver – actually the snake visited again last evening when gardening. He is an interesting character (a good thing he isn’t a copperhead, known to be in our area). Glad you enjoyed the shots!
The idea that petunias overwintered and bloomed again just made me smile. What a treat. 🙂
Yes can you believe it? Very cool and about 12 begonia’s are doing the same thing!! I’m having a good time this year with the flowers – part of my happiness is the local rabbit is nowhere to be found (think a hawk had his way) and that is helping many flowers take hold this year.
Yes, here’s to spring! You brought it to us with you photos!
Thanks so much Coastal and glad you enjoyed my little corner of Spring!
Wow Mary, you’re way ahead of us with flowers😊
Thanks and glad you enjoyed the pictures.
Spring is the season of rekindling hope, happiness and love. Mother Nature surely shows her joy through these flowers. Wonderful captures, Mary… 🙂
Hi Maniparna, thanks very much – glad you enjoyed the spray of color!
It surely is, Mary 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Spring.
Thanks Jo – Happy Spring to you my friend!
Well, it snowed here yesterday, so seeing this was downright displeasing.
Thanks Pauline – so sorry for sending a little Spring your way. I could send a tornado or two (as we are suppose to be having today – skies are darkening and it looks like the beginning of the storms are closing in).
Oh, gosh no — I’ll take the pretty flowers! Buckle down and stay safe!
Always so wonderful to see signs of spring. Thank you, Mary:) We have just come through a snap of cold weather for us….with a huge storm yesterday….however, today is sunnier and spring like weather is forecast. Ironically our flowers and shrubs have been blooming for weeks and weeks……Enjoy the day…janet.
Hi Janet, thank you so much. Hope your flowers continue splashing your area with lots of awesome colors – has to be really inspirational for you!! Have a beautiful day.
Here’s to renewal, Mary and happy blooming inside and out! 🙂 xx
Thanks Marina – Happy blooming to you and here is to lots or gorgeous colors!! Have a wonderful rest of the week ~
These are great photographs Mary. My favorite are the Purple Shamrocks. By any chance are they related to the blue Forget-Me-Nots?
Hi Joanna, thanks very much! I really don’t know too much about the Purple Shamrocks, except they are tubular instead of roots which has made it easy to break the tubes and transplant them in many places in our yard. I love these little hardy guys, they have come up for the last eight years.
Love these spring flowers. Happy to see your beautiful photos, Mary! 🙂
Thanks Amy – our flowers are surprising us this year. Very happy to finally see a nice flush of color this Spring.
Beautiful! Love it. 🙂
Thank you Kendall!!
We’re just starting to get our spring flowers in now, Mary, but we aren’t comparing to your glorious colours yet! Gorgeous!
Great to see you A! Thanks very much and here’s to a splash of Spring color ~
Beautiful colors! We are not even close, but we are moving forward… Right now we have daffodils blooming.
Nothing more telling of Spring than Daffodils – awesome Sabella! Here is a little TX Spring for you ~
What a lovely springtime post, Mary. And I love the rich color of the petunias.
Thank you so much Jet. I couldn’t believe that the Petunias never died off and the color is really rich in person – glad you enjoyed!
Spring and colors are coming !
robert, who loves winter 🙂
Thanks Robert – even if you do love winter!!
Remarkable photography, glorious and vivid color, perfect lighting…is there anything you can do dear Mary? xo
Thank you Holly, only my cell phone could have done this, that and morning light and shadows, lol! Thanks again and glad you enjoyed a little Spring color.
I was in Washington over the weekend for Spring colors. Shall share a post on that later!
Awesome Alok, can’t wait to see the gorgeous shots that you no doubt got.
Thank you, Mary, they’re gorgeous! There’s no flowers here,yet, so it’s much appreciated.
They are so on their way to you Resa – just you wait, the cold will melt away and colors of all sorts will be bursting forth.
Beautiful Mary! Such a deep red.
Thanks Nicodemas!! The colors are beautiful, aren’t they?
Beautiful signs of spring in your garden, Mary. That was a very long earth snake, but at least they are non-venomous. Still, you wouldn’t want it crawling over your foot, would you? 😕
Hi Sylvia, thanks very much! Can you believe it? My husband came around the corner and said whoa, look at that – I had no clue that he was around. You are so right, wouldn’t have wanted him crawling on my foot, then I would have screamed.
Probably loud enough for me to hear. 😀
Beautiful flowers Mary! I think the last one is a perennial called flocks. Just wonderful. ~Rita
Hi Rita, thanks very much – just love this time of year. I found the name on a tag in the garage called, Verbena. So pretty we planted them last year – they were pretty the first year. But this year, wow real showstoppers.
Happy Spring dear Mary, they are so beautiful, Thank you, love, nia
Hi Nia – so nice to see you. Thank you very much and Happy Spring to you – glad you enjoyed the colors!!
So glad you are enjoying the flowers of the season, Mary. (Maybe Prospero would know the botanical name you forgot 🙂 Happy Spring!
Glad you enjoyed the flowers Cynthia. I might have the tag in the garage and will check. If so, I’ll post the name – we have purple ones of this variety too. Just love them.
Hi Cynthia, I found the tag that goes with these flowers – I believe they are called, Verbena. This year they are flush with flower bud heads and started to open last week – they look fantastic. The light purple ones are wonderful too.
Your photographs are as lovely as your paintings, Mary. Beautiful colors!
Thank you Jill – have a wonderful week ahead.