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what's blooming in my garden

Our spring here was the rainiest I can ever remember. April is also tornado month here, and we had a few very, very bad ones - two people were killed and neighborhoods devastated just 30 miles south of where we live. We were holed up in the basement watching it on live TV - very, very scary.

Under the cut are some pictures I've taken since March of the flowers and birds in my garden. :)



Apple blossom and bee




Cherry blossoms




Daffodil




I went outside one day when the tornado sirens were going off and this was what one part of the sky looked like. The rest was dark and there was a very eerie orange glow on the horizon.




For a couple of days every year in early spring we are invaded by these very charming little birds on their way to northern breeding grounds for the summer. They are usually in flocks, but this is the first time we've ever had them come right in our yard and camp out by the birdbath.

Cedar waxwings









I was in bird heaven - these are probably my most favorite wild birds, and since we only see them very rarely... *squeeee* :D


And the much more commonly seen, baby robins. These were in a nest in my mother's yard.




Foxglove






Fushia






Garden Gnome




My attempt at a little Japanese-style garden




Mountain Laurel and Lilies - also from my mother's yard






Rhododendron




One of the first roses




Roses and Clematis




Verbascum




Yarrow




Hydrangea - just coming into bloom

Tags: birds, garden
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