Signs of Spring

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Recently planted rosemary seems to enjoy the rain.

I love this time of year!  Spring and fall are my absolute favorites.  But, I must admit, all seasons are  good…I just enjoy being alive!

Wednesday night was a beautiful night.  It followed lots of rain the last week or two, so the plants were especially happy.  The weather was mild, so we sat outside.  Max barked at all the birds, while Mike and I talked about the week.

My yard and courtyard are not at their peak, but they still look good to me.  I just wanted to share some of the amazing flowers that are coloring my flowerbeds right now.  Every time I see all the magnificent bushes, flowers, and trees in bloom, I smile.  God obviously wanted us to appreciate the beauty of earth.

Here are just a few photos of the flowers that made me smile last night.

A Knockout rose bush that always looks like a heart, no matter how we prune it.
A Knockout rose bush that always looks like a heart, no matter how we prune it.
Bright red rose fronts with white backs. I think it is called the Love Rose.
Bright red rose fronts with white backs. I think it is called the Love Rose.
Planter filled with ivy, dusty miller and dianthus.
Planter filled with ivy, dusty miller and dianthus.
A flower bed of pansies and bushes under the watchful eye of an owl.
A flower bed of pansies and bushes under the watchful eye of an owl.
A couple of planters being inspected by Max.
A couple of planters being inspected by Max.
Planter featuring crotons and other plants that highlight the colors of the crotons.
Planter featuring crotons and other plants that highlight the colors of the crotons.
Thyme, mint and basil ready for the kitchen.
Thyme, mint and basil ready for the kitchen.
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Notice the bunny at the base of the rose bush. I always seem to have rabbits in my yard and I love them being there!