The First Colors of Spring


“They always say that times changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol


I felt my soul stir and my essence spring into life again when I finally began working the soil in my garden.  I saw many good friends who were showing up to welcome me back.  They gave me a spiritual push giving me much needed renewal and energy.  The smell of the soil and grass stirred some new life in me that had been buried under the snow of this long winter.

My garden is my sacred place.  It is where I feel happy, serene, curious, contemplative and at home.  The wildlife that visit me in my garden inspire me to continue to recreate my garden for them.  And then there are the beautiful plants and blooms that pop up more every day albeit slowly due to the cold beginning to April.


Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. 

Stephen Covey


It is truly inspirational right now as I snap picture after picture to try to capture the beauty everywhere.  And I actually have more than a few flowers for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day to show you.  I am joining [email protected]May Dream Gardens who hosts Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day on the 15th.

You may notice that I adore purple flowers and maybe my love of purple is why my front door is also purple.  Or maybe it is because they say that purple is the most spiritual color.




IMG_0434Language of Flowers–Youthful gladness










Iris reticulata



Language of Flowers–I Have a Message for You; Good News




See the winter aconite peeking through in the background.






Language of Flowers–Scandal, Calumny



Squill and Chionodoxa



Language of Flowers–Forgive and forget



Puschkinia or Striped Squill




Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow






Language of Flowers–Usefulness





Language of Flowers–Constancy






Language of Flowers–I desire a return of affection; regard, chivalry




Can you see it….it is starting to emerge.  It is almost here.  The first daffodil of spring.  Daffodils are prefect harbinger for spring because they seem to bring sunshine where there is little in the first days of spring here in the Northeast.  We seem to have more gray days, but they are brightened considerably by these yellow flowers.  Those that study colors and their meanings say too much yellow can be overstimulating, but when you have little color daffodils will bring so much cheer.  I know I feel more energetic and optimistic in the presence of daffodils in my garden.  I have so many that continue to naturalize.  Perfect for my wildlife garden as the wildlife leave the daffs alone.  And this year, I think I will bring some indoors to my home and office to continue to spread the happiness from my garden.




I have some foliage beginning but nothing major as the garden is still slow to emerge, but let’s celebrate what we can find.  I will be linking in with [email protected]Digging for her Foliage Follow Up on the 16th, and [email protected]Creating my own garden of the Hesperides for her Garden Bloggers Foliage Day on the 22nd.

I created a couple of galleries to showcase the many plants sporting spring foliage and new growth.





 “The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”  ~David Viscott

**Some flowers are identified by putting your cursor on the picture.


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Next up on the blog:  Next Monday is Earth Day and I have a special book review.  There’s another Wildflower Tale at the end of the month.  The garden is a busy place these days and I hope to capture some of the highlights to share.  I hope you will join me.

I will be linking in with [email protected]Rambling Woods for her Nature Notes meme.  It is a great way to see what is happening in nature around the world every Wednesday.

I hope you will join me for my posts once a month at Beautiful Wildlife Garden. See my most current post now.

As always, I’ll be joining Tootsie Time’s Fertilizer Friday.

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