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Monday, April 11, 2016

Mosaic Monday - Flowers

Spring has really taken over - in just a few days it seems that new flowers are blooming and everywhere you look there are new flowers to see.
 Tulips, tulips, tulips - it is tulip festival time.  Thousands will come to view the massive fields of commercially grown tulips.

 Fields and fields of dandelions
 Cheerful, sunny flowers fill fields 
and yards with sunshine

And they turn to fields of wishes to enchant children of all ages.
 Wild Phlox is blooming alongside the roads - wafting sweetness as you pass by.
 Thimbleberries grow wild
 Golden Chain trees - a very popular landscaping shrub - and they escape and grow wild too
 Elderberries burst into bloom this week - time for Elderberry flower fritters
And the lilacs - oh the lilacs!
 The best of the best

 Fields fill wild mustard every spring
Spring is glorious in NW Washington state.  Can you smell it? Add to that the fresh mown lawns and you have heaven.  Happy Spring!!


Tom said...

you brightened my day...thanks

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I wish i could smell these beautiful flowers. I love the gorgeous tulips! The bees must be very happy there. It is still slow to bloom around here. Gorgeous flowers, blossoms and images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing time of year. All of that wonderful rainfall you get really makes the flowers happy! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

J said...

Well, okay, we are still looking at snow so I am trying very hard to be happy for you! :)
I read on FB recently that we should not pull dandelions because they are the first available feeding source for bees. Bees are declining in numbers and that is affecting our food production. Based on this, I'm going to say that that photo is my favorite of the lot! Who would ever kneel down and start digging that amount out with a little shovel?

Cathy Keller said...

Oh my! What gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing! Have a grand week!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow JoAnn, all beautiful images. I like I like I like---couldn't choose one. LOL!
MMMmmmm it does smell good here. You forgot the wild native cherry trees blooming in the woods all over..
Love this post.

Donna said...

I cannot get over the fields of flowers...those tulips and lilacs are my favorites but oh the dandelions put on quite a display too!

and LivingFromHappiness

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

All those blooms and scents you are loving sure do sound like heaven. Even the dandelions create a glowing field of yellow and here some gardeners are putting out signs to let them be as they are an important pollinator flower.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your Spring is soooooo much further along than ours (of course)! Such wonderful flowers!

ann said...

Your photos leave me breathless. The flowers are so gorgeous and I do love the way you enchant the dandelions as wishes. Now that is a great positive outlook.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Oh, JoAnn, your photos and mosaics are gorgeous. Of course, many of these plants are my favourites, but in these pictures even dandelions (not my favourites) look wonderful. :)
Thank you very much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a feast of flowers - and all your captures are gorgeous. Can't remember if I did before, but please join in the fun and link one of these to SEASONS -the link is open Sunday-Wed. 7pm, Pacific time. Hope to see you there!
Coming week the post will be SEASONS- passover (dot) Jesh St Germain (dot) com.

bettyl-NZ said...

What glorious colors! So many colors and textures you have, my goodness! Spring is awesome in your part of the world :)