Spring has finally come, and for many of us in the US, we’re ecstatic. This winter has been brutal and unwilling to retreat to make room for the glorious season of spring. 🙂
In honor of this season, I’d like to share one of my favorite poems with you.
I absolutely love the imagery and the language he uses. My favorite words are mud-luscious and puddle wonderful. They make you think of standing barefoot in a mud puddle, letting the soft brown dirt squish between your toes. So gross and yet so delightful.
Spring also brings my favorite flowers…Lilacs and Hyacinths. It’s not just the clustered purple beauty of these flowers that draws me, it’s their overwhelming fragrance. It makes my heart soar when I pass the garden and catch their sweet scent on the breeze. Here are some pictures from my own garden when I lived in Kentucky a few years ago. I was THRILLED to actually have found a WHITE hyacinth. 🙂 Aren’t they gorgeous?
I’ve also included a few other pictures from my garden for you to enjoy. (Yes, these are my own personal photos.)
Happy Spring everyone!
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20 thoughts on “Spring Fling Blog Hop”
Mud-luscious is a delightful word! It’s strange how squishing your toes in mud can feel so wonderful – great post. You have a beautiful garden, too. It’s great to connect with you through the blog hop!
Hi Viki! Thanks. I love my gardens. Mud puddle splashing is so much fun too. It’s great to let your hair down and just enjoy the little things sometimes. 🙂 Take care.
Thanks for taking part in the hop, Kirsten!
Thanks for hosting it, Samantha! I love hopping with you guys. *grins*
Love you pictures especially the ones with the bubbles… Thanks for being part of the hop.
Thanks, Jeanette. The bubbles definitely make that picture special! 🙂
I actually like squishing my toes in the mud puddles left after a spring rain….so I guess im nuts too
We can be crazy together then. 🙂
I loved your pictures! =) Thanks for sharing them!
I hope you have a great week!
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Thanks, Brandi. I love taking pictures. It’s even better when I can share them so others can enjoy the beauty as well. *hugs*
Great photos – I’m addicted to taking pics of the flowers in my garden too, especially in the Spring! Tina 🙂
Yay! Thanks for sharing, Tina. 🙂 Enjoy your Spring.
I have the blackest thumb ever so it was delightful to see these pictures. Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome! Seems I was blessed with my green thumb, but I have my black moments too. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
stunning! Thanks for being a part of the hop!
Thanks, Jessica. 🙂 I always enjoy blog hops.
Great pics! I love the smell of Hyacinths! I used to buy them for my mom every mother’s day. 🙂
I hope you are enjoying your Spring so far.
I am! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 Glad you liked the pictures.
As a child who loved to make mud pies and stomp in mud puddles, words like mud-luscious and puddle wonderful make me smile.
Awesome! Glad those words bring a smile to your face, cause I know they make me grin. 🙂