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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Flowers

May Day dawned gray and dreary here in northern Illinois, but there are still some bright spots in our yard.  The spirea bushes are in full bloom, and this year happens to be a good year for them.



The bees are happily buzzing in the spirea, and while the pagoda dogwood blooms are just beginning to open up, the bees are already at work there, too.



We appear to have only one columbine which will bloom this year.  Luckily, there are a number of buds.



The allium -- nature's fireworks --  are beginning to open as well.  This one is in full flower.


Happy May!


27 comments:

  1. You have gorgeous flowers! If you ever get bored my yard could totally use your touch.

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  2. how beautiful....and I love your home...that porch looks so inviting.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  3. WOW - absolutely beautiful!!! Spirea is meant for your house - it's stunning!

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  4. Beautiful flowers Lynette! Your house with the spirea is absolutely stunning!!

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  5. I absolutely adore spirea. Here, of course, it's azaleas.

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  6. Just beautiful! You are so lucky to have such beautiful blooms, I'm sure it's a lot of work, is it? And your house is so cozy and gorgeous! That porch makes me want to knit, read and just drink lemonade all day long including nights!

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  7. Happy May! All of your flowers are just so lovely. What a great view. :-)

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  8. You are all so nice. I actually meant to also include a photo of one of the dandelions in the yard but forgot to put it in. Then you would know the truth!

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  9. I've had Columbine problems here too. I had probably 12 plants last year and only two this year (none of which have bloomed yet). I wonder if they didn't like the weird weather. Your allium is gorgeous!

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  10. What a beautiful home. I love the colour you've painted the house. What lovely blooms surround the house - it's a lovely picture. And I love the fireworks flower - how awesome is that! xx

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  11. Your flowers are divine. Spring has been so beautiful this year. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful May Day Flowers. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  12. SO pretty! I've got to get out and take some photos of the new flowers outside. =)

    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  13. All of your flowers are gorgeous!

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  14. How beautiful! Your flowers a such a sweet compliment to your sunny house!

    ~Holly

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  15. Such delightful blossoms surround your happy home... I love yellow ..We're just in the midst of renovating and painting our old Victorian Yellow too.... It indeed make one smile ...and I'm sure your house is smiling too... Thank you for sharing ..Hugs

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  16. Happy May! What beautiful blossoms you have. :D

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  17. Oh my goodness those are all SO pretty. My yard does not look like that right now but I hope it will some day!

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  18. Wow, those are lovely as can be! You are inspiring me with ideas for my future garden:)

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  19. So happy and beautiful! I will come over and we can sit on the porch and chat! hee hee

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  20. Beautiful photos. Wish I was in an area like that. So nice with all the flowers. =)

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  21. Hi,
    You have such a beautiful home and a gorgeous garden. I wish i had a garden like that! Love the flowers.

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  22. You have such a pretty house! I know I've seen parts of it before, but I love that it's yellow. So jealous of your huge porch!

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  23. Your garden is fantastic, just gorgeous! Love your sweet house too. Thanks for visiting my blog, glad to visit you back. Pam

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  24. Hi - your bridal veil spirea is gorgeous! I have one in the front as a specimen bush but you have inspired me to get a couple more. Of course it is already bloomed out down here in NC. Even after bloom time don't you think the graceful limbs are so beautiful? Take care friend,

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  25. The flowers are gorgeous...but what i REALLY love is that porch! Ah-maz-ing. One day I'll have a porch like that. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos.

    Christine
    via Etsy Blog Team

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  26. oh my dear! your home is beautiful!

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  27. Beautiful photos - you have some lovely flowers :) And your home - it's just gorgeous.....we don't really have houses like yours over here. I wish I was a bit closer and then maybe you'd invite me round for a cup of tea and I could have a look around your lovely home :) Spencer and Alfie would be playing happily in the garden of course! Maggie xx

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