Spring In the Garden

I love spring time in the garden. I like starting vegetables and flowers from seeds or bulbs and watching them bloom and grow, but it has become so much more than gardening as a hobby.

Being close to nature and wildlife has become therapy for the soul.

For a brief time, I get to be a part of the everyday world of the flowers and birds and wildlife of every kind. It is a gift to raise our spirits and make us smile and sometimes laugh with natures beauty and strength and wonder.

39 Comments Add yours

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Love the birds. What is the name of the bird with the mottled blue and white breast?
    You must have a really good camera!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. SW says:

      Well thank you so much! I believe that is a small female bunting. She was so cute! Was hoping I’d get to see her again! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mstrendy01 says:

    You have captured the beauty of the world around you so well!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Well thank you so much! I love spring and being outside in the flower garden. It’s so much fun and always something new to see! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sue W says:

    What absolutely stunning photographs, you live in a beautiful spot and wow, you certainly are a talented photographer! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Sue for the wonderful compliment! The camera goes to the garden with me everyday because between the flowers and birds and wildlife, you just never know what might show up! And it is so much fun! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Like

  4. Jet Eliot says:

    Truly delightful post appreciating spring and all the world around you. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Jet for the wonderful comment! Spring is my favorite time of year and there definitely is so much to love and appreciate. I’m so happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Amy says:

    Lovely photo gallery of spring! Well captured. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Amy! I’m really glad to see spring finally arrive! And I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Amy says:

        πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ’— Thank you for sharing!

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Irene says:

    Can’t help smiling while scrolling through the photos. Lovely! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Irene! I love that it made you smile! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  7. SoyBend says:

    Wow! Your photos brightened up my gloomy day. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      I’m so glad they did! Thank you so much! You’re wonderful comment made my day too!! And I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Like

  8. Love your photography.
    Ron

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Ron! It’s a fun hobby and so many photo opportunities around the garden this year. I’m so happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜ƒ

      Like

  9. nesfelicio says:

    Lovely shots! Great welcome to spring!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! I am definitely glad it’s finally spring and I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Awesome shots here! Hoping spring stays and the snow goes πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you for the wonderful comment! And I hope it does too! It’s such a relief from the long winter! We need some warm days and color! πŸ˜ƒ

      Like

  11. kathydoremus says:

    I am jealous that you have a Bunting! Lovely shots. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Kathy! You know I had never seen them around here, but apparently they are fairly common in this area. And they are so cute! Especially that little female! Hope to see her again! πŸ˜ƒ

      Like

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much much! So happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Christine says:

    Beautiful pictures! You have an amazing abundance of wildlife in your garden!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Christine! We definitely see a lot of wildlife around here especially now that we are having warm beautiful days! So happy you enjoyed it! πŸ˜ƒ

      Like

  13. I LOVE your photos!!! I do miss the abundance of dragonflies and lizards that we had in our yard when we lived in Louisiana. So many photo opportunities. What is the little blue and white bird?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much! It does seem like the lizards and dragonflies just follow you around the garden waiting for a photo opportunity! They are so much fun to watch! I didn’t realize you once lived in Louisiana too! The small blue and white bird is a female Indigo Bunting. She was so cute! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. We lived at Pelican Point in Gonzales (near Baton Rouge) for 3 years. I have some wonderful dragonfly, lizard and bird photos from that time.
        I LOVE the little female Indigo Bunting. She is so cute!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. SW says:

        That is beautiful area down around Baton Rouge. We live in North Louisiana, but I absolutely love your place now! It is just amazing to me! πŸ˜ƒ

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I do too. Still doesn’t seem real sometimes.

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Goodness, you have some spectacular birds visiting your garden. I love all your photographs. They sure gladden the heart.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! And the birds have been so much fun to watch! So happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  15. ruthsoaper says:

    Your photos are amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much Ruth! I am really enjoying spring after what seem like such a long winter! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  16. washekoda says:

    Luvly photos I don’t care for lizzards in my garden though, they spook me 🦎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SW says:

      Thank you so much!! And I know! They take care of the pest in the garden but I never get too close. So glad you liked it! πŸ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Jet Eliot Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s