Saturday, March 20, 2010

Colors on our Walk in SC

I have seen many colors this month for Sue at Life Looms Large, but I decided this time to give you what is growing here locally while I walked Shadow and Raven this morning.  You can tell things are looking up here if I can find color just any ol’ place!  What a great thing on the first day of Spring (and a high of 75!)

Little flowers can be found like these in the cemetery….image Here are the violas at Raven’s feet…imagethe vinca is about five times bigger….imageDaffodils may be found in plenty on a sunny corner…image Here’s a star magnolia showing off with another set of daffsimage And then here are the tassels starting on the maple tree with the Bradford pear in bloom behind and a unidentified bush starting to bloom in yellow.image It’s not forsythia, because that starts with blooms before the leaves like this…image Oh I want to share one more.  This guy wasn’t on our walk – thankfully – can you imagine 180 pounds of bird dogs on the end of leashes with him around????  He was actually in a parking lot near a back road I take on my way home from work.  Don’t worry I’m sure he knows the way home…  image

11 comments:

Theresa said...

Wow, that is a whole heap of color and beautiful pictures. Our daffodils are just peeking out of the ground, certainly no flowers yet. What a handsome roo! It IS a good thing 180 pounds of dog didn't see him. Hope he found his way home. How are the kids settling in together? I find 10 days is the make or break time. They both realized by then it's not a visit
and the negotiating for position happens in earnest.
Likely being one of each sex, they care about being top dog on different things, so it usually works out pretty smoothly. Pets and treats for all! I bet there is a lot of sniffing on those walks.

Kaite said...

Oh, i was hoping for a photo of the dogs :( I do like the rooster tho, and did you see the length of his fighting talons, he's not one to mess around with.
Lovely trees coming into Spring, i'd need to see a close up of the yellow bush before offering a suggestion. Great to see daffodils again, i've just planted a whole bucket of miniature ones into a truck tyre. cheers, Kt.

charlotte said...

You live in a beautiful place! I hope the rooster found it's way home...

Jennifer said...

I've seen the rooster a number of times - it's really a country road that just has some commercial development on it. So I know he's got a sense of the way around. Struts rather well I might add!

Yes - I thought about the dogs and will work on an update. Things are going well with them. No one is afraid of the other, but they do respect each other. The sweetest is the couple of times that we've separated them for training - i.e James takes one for a walk and I work with the other. It's a real heartfelt reunion when they get back together!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Hey Jennifer... looks like the rooster could be posting for a Rex Goliath wine label!

Life Looms Large said...

Gorgeous spring pictures! Thanks for joining in!!

This morning the tips of our hyacinths are poking up in the garden, so maybe something will still bloom in March here.

Glad to see your dog update!!

That rooster is gorgeous! Love the colors.....I might have black and brown yarns like that upstairs. Definitely a weavable combination!

Sue

Jennifer said...

Sue - maybe consider a small bit of red and or red and yellow/orange with the black and brown! Thanks for the comments!

Sharon said...

Spectacular! I'm with Theresa. I can see where the daffodils will be when they finally do grow. Spring is such a short season here. I forget that it's genuine multi-month long season elsewhere. Fun.

Sara said...

Beautiful photos...I certainly miss the Bradford pear trees we had in Tennessee...

laurenfinley said...

Beautiful pictures! Would you mind if I use the rooster as a reference? He is so beautiful, I want to recreate him somehow....

Love the way that house looks... is it your?

Jennifer said...

Laura, you are welcome to the rooster - he is something isn't he!

unfortunately the house is not mine, but I've always admired it!