Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to APRIL!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful TULIPS from Biltmore!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mid to Late APRIL in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee 2017

Sunrise in Fairfield Glade on 4/25/17;  I took this picture on one of our early morning walks on the golf course cart path.
Welcome to MAY.....   Here in Tennessee,  we had a really good April..  Most importantly,  the weather cooperated --and we got some much-needed rain... Our plants/flowers loved that water ---and as the saying goes,   "April Showers will bring May Flowers"..... YEAH!!!!

BUT--we have already had a lot of color in April...  Today's blog post is a 'hodge-podge' of things which have been going on from the middle of April to the end of the month.... Hope you enjoy seeing my pictures.. You can click on them for enlargements..

One of my favorite IRISES  called Orange Harvest-- 4/29/17

We have many HOSTA Plants in our yard,  and this is the largest one so far this year--4/27/17

ALEC'S  RED ROSE  -- 4/25/17

George taking pictures of some of our gorgeous IRISES ---4/27/17;   Look at our grass!!!!  Last Fall during the drought,  this grass was BROWN.  

See that little plant in the middle of several Hostas?   This is a new Climbing Rose ---which we are hoping will grow and climb up those poles/wires in the background!!!!  We've had no luck getting Clematis to 'climb' there --so this year,  we have switched to a Climbing Rose... I'll keep you posted as to how this works.  (Taken 4/26/17)


Our IRISES have really put on a show during April ...  This is part of our Road Bed,  looking toward the driveway.   Wish you could see them in person-- 4/27/17

I love seeing IRISES in groups like this..  This group is named LEMON DUET---4/26/17


A beautiful IRIS in our yard, named  WALTZ OVER TEXAS --4/27/17

Another April Happening  (4/29/17) was a visit to our home by two of my three sons and our daughter-in-law;  I was so excited and so happy to see them!!!!   That is Bert (Tre) sitting next to me.  He is my oldest son.. Behind us are Jeff (my youngest) and his beautiful wife, Dawn... George and I were thrilled that they came to visit...  

The happiest Mama in the world with two of her sons -- 4/29/17

Two of my sons,  Bert (Tre) and Jeff;   We missed Mark (and his Debbie) who live in Texas,  wishing they could have been here also.
Well,  as you can tell,  we have had a fabulous April..... The yard is pretty,  the flowers are pretty,  but best of all is FAMILY.

Hope you have a great week.... Get out and run around the Maypole this week....