Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to MAY!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful IRISES from our yard. Meet "Goodnight Kiss"

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Here's some pictures taken in our yard recently. Above is a great photo of our PHLOX. Below are more!

I love this little pink AZALEA. A friend gave it to us --and it's not a very big plant, but the blooms are marvelous, don't you think?

This AZALEA is definitely not pink... ha ha ... BUT---I love its color. The lilac color against one of larger pinks makes for a gorgeous view from our deck.

This is the pretty pink AZALEA --which sits right next to the lilac one. There are five Azalea bushes in a row planted next to our deck (beside the Rhododendrons). These two are the largest ones ---and look so pretty from the deck (or from inside the house).

I took this picture from the deck, looking straight down on the two AZALEA bushes. Aren't they pretty--side-by-side?

Now you can see the AZALEA bushes and the deck (in the sunlight)!

Our big RHODODENDRON is just beginning to bloom. Aren't those blossoms pretty? We may miss alot of these blooms while we are at the beach next week.. Darn!

And ---I saved my favorite picture until last!!!! This is just one close-up of one of our beautiful pink RHODODENDRON blooms. Is that not just fabulous?????

As I said in yesterday's post, we are headed to the beach for a week. As much as I love going to the beach, I do hate to leave all of the pretty flowers blooming in our yard now. We may miss some of the Iris blooms and also the Rhody blooms. Oh Well---we didn't want to go later in May because we will miss some of the roses blooming. SO---is there a good time to leave home in Spring???? I'm not sure. BUT--once I'm at the beach, I'll forget about home and just enjoy the sea breeze, the sand and that delicious seafood!!!!

I will have my laptop with me --and I'll try to keep up with your posts. I may not comment much --but I'll try to read at least... Have a wonderful week!


P.S. Please remember those people in Arkansas who were affected by tornadoes last night... I have several Arkansas blog friends. Hope they are all okay!!!!