Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spring Flowers in Winter


I don't know about you but I just feel the need to look at some Spring Flowers today... Maybe it is because we have had such frigid temperatures here on the Cumberland Plateau for over a week now... As much as I love winter and SNOW, right now I just want to think about the season-to-come!!!!

All of these pictures were taken in 2009 and are flowers in our yard. Hope you enjoy this 'taste' of Spring on a cold winter day!!!! The picture above is of one of our beautiful Daffodils, named Fortissimo. Below are more!





Broadway Lily





Cable Car Iris





Mardi Gras Tulip





Custard Candy Daylily





Orange Tiger Lily





Replete Double Daffodil





Hush Little Baby Daylily





Electric Shock Iris





Red Dynasty Tulip


Now---do you feel warmer???? Does it feel as if Spring is just around the corner???? Well---it IS------- after a few more months of winter!!!! Sigh!

Have a great Sunday.

Hugs,

45 comments:

Kamana said...

all so pretty!

Ida from South Africa said...

Beautiful, Betsy!☺

Sandra said...

You certainly brought thoughts of spring to my mind. the daffodils are beautiful. My mother loved Jonquils and they were all over her yard in the spring. the daffodils are very similar. thanks for sharing

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Thanks for taking me away from the four degrees that I see on my thermometer...hoping that these frigid days gets rid of some of the insects we had last summer...have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Tabor said...

Gee your post smelled so nice today.

Jayne said...

What a great splash of color on this 18 degree morning!

Daisy said...

Loved seeing your spring flowers, Betsy! Happy Sunday to you! :)

Pam said...

Thanks for reminding us that there will be spring again!

T said...

I normally enjoy winter - but not this year!

Thank you for the bright splashes of color.

Ocean Girl said...

Oh Betsy, I still can't get over the splendid nature that surrounds you. If love is a many splendored thing then you are it.

imac said...

Looks as if ev1 has the snowblues.
Super warm post Betsy.

Sunny said...

A lovely respite from all the snow and cold.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Sunny :)

Small City Scenes said...

Nice pretty pictures. It makes one want to poke Mother Nature and tell her to :HURRY UP". Nice shots. I have some Crocus poking their new shoots up out of the ground. MB

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of the flowers are beautiful.I do think that the Irises are my favorites.
Trouble is ,now you have me longing for spring even more.Oh well,soon.
Blessings,Ruth

amelia said...

Your pictures are so pretty but to me spring means mud, black flies and mosquitos. Not pretty but a fact of life in the northern bush. Spring is my least favourite season.
My first being fall followed by our beautiful cold, snowy winters!!

Diane said...

It's so hard not to try to pick a favorite and so hard to try. All beautiful, Betsy, they remind us what we have to look forward to. Thanks for your beautiful pictures.

Becky said...

I am ready for spring also!
I love Daffodils, they are the first flower we have to bloom. Then I know spring is on its way! and it is about the only flower I haven't killed.lol No green thumbs here! But I have your flowers to look at and it isn't half the work ;-)

Have a great day!
Becky

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful flowers...love all the bright colors!

Diane AZ said...

What a treat to see spring flowers in January. Today I like Hush Little Baby Daylily and Electric Shock Iris. Your sure have pretty flowers with fun names. :)

Janie said...

Ah, thanks for a touch of spring. I needed that!

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved the flowers but couldn't'help fut think that spring also brings a ton of work to foster those beautiful things.
As I looked at the snow this AM I couldn't help but think that my yard needed NOTHING. Ahh, I'll enjoy winter a while longer I guess and settle for beautiful pictures of the future.
Seed catalogues are all ready coming.

Cicero Sings said...

Great colours on a winter day. It's true, everyone starts dreaming of spring right about now, longing, just itching to get back in the garden, seed magazines etc strewn about. Ha!

SmilingSally said...

Although I do not feel warmer, I do appreciate seeing those beautiful blooms again, Betsy.

Cheryl said...

Oh Betsy you made my day with this post and the gorgeous flowers. And I smile every time I see the adorable header. Thanks for making it a little cheerier here in cold Maine! Have a wonderful week!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Great show and a fun look at your beautiful flowers.

Darla said...

Simply stunning!!! Can't wait to see my Daffs!!!

JKoenig said...

You have so many pretty flowers....that Mardi Gras tulip is very neat!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Betsy,

Oh, thank you!! Just what I needed...I've still got snow covering the lane to the house..The sun is shining but it's still low 30's right now..I really wanted to get out tomorrow..but maybe NOT!

Did you notice the cheery flowers I put along the brick path in my collage?...it made me feel better just doing it!

Stay warm,
Steph

Chris said...

Nice one Betsy, just what we need, we are still in the grip of ice and snow, it's been over three weeks now. Brrrrr!

Karin said...

Woooohoooo! Spring is coming! Less then 60 days! Our temp is higher than yours today - +4! That's unusual for us in January! The days are visibly getting longer. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Your beautiful flowers do brighten up another dreary day. I shouldn't complain It is 50 degrees here,but no sun.No snow either just dark and cloudy.
I am feeling better now that I have gone back to my strenth training so I get out of the house three days a week.
Thank you for your kind words they really helped.
~~Hugs~~

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Betsy, I found a great waterfall post for you to visit..a little too far to visit personally but beautiful...
http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/2010/01/walk-to-waterfall.html

The Retired One said...

All those flowers from last year were so glorious! But we have LOTS more winter to endure here before any of my tulips start popping out. ha

betchai said...

these are very lovely bloom, really brings heaven and paradise just looking at them

Nina P. said...

Wow, I had to take off my sweatshirt and turn on the fan... Seriously though they did warm up my soul and make me smile!! Love and Light, Nina P

Dorothy said...

Wow! That was refreshing after seeing so much snow and cold weather!!! I'm longing for spring myself, and we have at least two more months of winter!

storyteller said...

What a delightful array of colorful Spring flowers to brighten the day! I must have been reading your mind because I shared an array of colorful flowers at Small Reflections growing right now here in Southern California.
Hugs and blessings,

Joy said...

Thank you for this beautiful bouquet of a post. I needed to see this. It's still cold here.

♥ Joy

Connie said...

Oh yes, thanks for a bit of color on this dreary day. Georgous, colorful flowers!! I am definitly ready for spring.

Mary said...

This is a beautiful way to beat the wintertime blahs! Lovely photos!

Tammie Lee said...

Betsy, thank you for the flowers and colors amongst my snowy world. Beautiful!

Kirigalpoththa said...

That is quite a collection!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like you and I got tired of winter about the same time. Spring flowers can always brighten up a cold winter day.
I love all your tulips, irises and daffodils. I almost posted one of my tiger lilies today but decided to save it for later, good to see yours.
Warm hugs,
Judy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Spring will be here soon ...time passes so quickly! Lovely flowers!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

I have enjoyed your flower pics Betsy! I have a dear friend that passed away a year and a half ago, and she was queen of the day lilies...she was world renowned for her day lilies. Linda Agin. Google her...She had people purchasing her flowers from all over the world. My daughter worked for her for many years, and now works for another woman hybridizing, etc. Linda even named a day lily after Cherie..my daughter.
I miss you sweet Betsy! We should have a reunion and meet in Big Stone Gap this year :)