Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header Picture for June is a picture of my favorite IRIS in our yard, BOUNTIFUL HARVEST. This picture was taken on 5/3/20.

Monday, April 15, 2019

More SPRING is Happening in our Yard --April 15, 2019

Beautiful RED BUD tree blooming in our Yard 4/11/19
Good Morning Friends and Family,   After a warm week,  some rain and storms,  today is sunny and COLD....  Brrrr---got down to about 34 last night,  but it felt MUCH colder....Maybe now --it will warm up and stay warm!!!!!  (Pretty soon I'll be complaining about how hot it is!!!!!!!!  ha)

I haven't had much time to blog this week --but have gotten more pictures of our yard, as Spring keeps appearing....  SO today I'll just share more Spring Pictures for you... Hope you enjoy them.

The first picture at the top is a close-up of this tree,  the big RED BUD tree in our front yard.  (4/11/19)

Hosta plants are really pretty in our yard --so we have a bunch of them... The biggest problem with having Hosta is that the deer LOVE them!!!!!   (4/13/19)

I took this picture on 4/9/19 of the leaves popping out on our big trees.   As of today,  we have MANY more big trees getting their leaves!!!!!  Yeah!

More HOSTA;  4/13/19

The last little TULIPS blooming in the Yard for this year;    These are Double Tulips and I love their colors.  (4/09/19)

Hosta in another bed;  (4/13/19)

Little Azalea BUDS on one of our bushes in the backyard;  (4/13/19)

Some of our SEMPERVIVUM (Hens and Chicks) in the Yard;  (4/13/19)

Our Bleeding Heart bush is so healthy and just beginning to bloom;  (4/13/19)

A Bleeding Heart  (up close and personal);  (4/13/19)

Another Hosta (near the sidewalk);  (4/13/19)

Guess what this is??????  This is a LILY beginning to grow on our deck.  I LOVE Lilies  (almost as much as Roses and Tulips).  The deer also LOVE Lilies --and we have lost so many Lilies to the deer.   SO---My Sweetheart has made me a Lily Garden on the deck!!!!   See the next picture!!!   (4/10/19)

Here is my NEW Lily Bed on the deck...  Isn't George just GREAT?   He worked hard on this project  --so that I could enjoy the Lilies this year.   SO--in about a month or so,  I'll hopefully show you some of these Lilies in bloom.  YEAH!!!!  (4/10/19)

A beautiful HOSTA in the bed under the Dogwood tree;  (4/13/19)

Besides the Forsythia and Red Buds,  my favorite Spring tree in our yard is the PINK DOGWOOD... (4/13/19)

Another picture showing the PINK DOGWOOD;  (4/13/19)

A close up showing the PINK DOGWOOD;  (4/13/19)
Well ---that's it for this week....Spring is so exciting since it brings NEW LIFE all around us,  and so much color!  Whether it is the beautiful greens of the grass or Hosta plants--or the colors of flowering trees like the Red Bud and Dogwood,  or just watching the new growth of the flowers like the LILIES,   I feel so blessed...  Thanks be to God for new LIFE.

Happy Easter to ALL and God Bless YOU.



linda m said...

Your yard is so pretty. I love all the blooming plants, flowers and trees. Only thing coming up around here a re a few tulips and crocus'. The snow yesterday put a damper on any new stuff blooming. Come on Spring!!!

William Kendall said...

You've got beautiful colours around you.

David said...

Betsy, Everything is a little greener down here in the valley but your yard is spectacular. We have redbuds and dogwoods...but unhappily no pink dogwoods. It was chilly this morning but the sunshine is glorious... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

George said...

You certainly make our yard look beautiful with your wonderful pictures. I'm glad you like your new lily bed!

Linda G. said...

The red bud tree and dogwood tree are lovely! By the way the temperature here yesterday was in the 60s. A tornado went through during the evening hours, and the temperature now is in the 30s. It has been snowing off and on all day (no accumulation). As you follow me on Facebook, you know that Bob and I came through the tornado okay. No casualties that I am aware of, but lots of property damage not too far from us.

Shug said...

great beauty surrounds you! I'm guessing that your front yard would make for some stunning Easter Shoots. The color from all of the gorgeous blooms speaks Easter to me... So very pretty!!

Connie said...

Spring is such a glorious time, and you have captured its beauty perfectly in these photos, Betsy. Your yard looks lovely. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, I love the Redbud and the Dogwood trees. They have beautiful blossoms. The Hostas are healthy and pretty. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

Marcia said...

Love seeing your plants returning. I think I recognize some of them from ones I sent to you. Am I right?

Sandi said...

SO PINK! :) love it.

Ann said...

Everything looks so beautiful. It is definitely spring at your house

Arkansas Patti said...

The Ozarks are full of Redbud and Dogwoods in bloom. Love this time of year. That pink Dogwood is just lovely, only one I have ever seen.
Hope the deer don't come up on the porch for those lilies.
Everything is looking good.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You have so much growth already. I love the blooming trees, they are always so pretty. The snow on my yard is almost gone now and then we can begin enjoying spring.

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous! Those red buds are stunning.

Big Dude said...

Looks like things are coming on and very pretty as always.

Wendy said...

Wow - spring has definitely sprung where you are! Love the redbuds and forsythia. Oh, and your header is amazing!
Happy Spring!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Betsy, what a wonderful post.
So nice to see that Spring really is springing out in your part of the world.
Your Hosta's look so healthy, that bleeding heart close up is brilliant, and I like the look of your new lily bed (well done George), I think the pink dogwood is gorgeous - my favourite :)

Happy Easter Wishes

All the best Jan

Happytrails said...

Your pics are so pretty...such beauty in your yard. I too love the pink dogwoods. Thank you for sharing...

Janice K said...

It is so good to see your beautiful flowers. We are still waiting for our first tulips to open and leaves to pop open on many of the trees.....but in Easter we have the promise of New Life....a Blessed Easter to you!

Jeevan said...

Your photos on pink dogwood are mesmerising and also the green hostas and red bud tree paints nice color to your yard. Cute arrangement of Lilly flower pots on your deck and thank George for keeping you happy this way. Hope you feeling good as enjoying the bloom :)

Happy Easter !

Barb said...

I always love visiting to see what's blooming in your yard, Betsy. You are definitely well on the way to your summer garden. I hope the deer can't reach through your deck rails! Friends of mine here in CO planted over 50 lily plants one year and by morning, all were gone.