Tuesday, April 13, 2010

All the Beautiful Flowers

Although both my husband and I grew up in the South, we have lived in Colorado for 13 years. I love Colorado. It is absolutely one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. But then I guess I have always taken for granted how green and lush the South is. I took a few pictures of some of the beautiful flowers at my in-law's but wish those stubborn magnolias I have always loved would just go ahead and bloom, already!

I think they have every shade of azalea, daffodils, lillies, irises, ferns, palms, phlox, bottle brush, hydrangea, hibiscus, wisteria, clematis, honey suckle, rose bushes, magnolias, pecan trees, apple, cherry, pear and banana trees, blueberry bushes, grape, muscodine and scupernon vines, hostas, spider plants, and lantanas, Oh My!

And of course, I can't forget all the towering pines and 300 year old live oaks that just beg to be climbed (by someone younger and more nimble than myself)!

And this is the rosebush that has been in the family for 150+ years.


  1. lovely photos! I have a huge staghorn fern that is in an oak tree which I just ignore and it loves the climate here.
    Did the bottlebrush tree and others attact the hummingbirds while you were there?!?!
    Don't worry, you'll have LOTS of flowers coming your way soon!!! Lovely wild flowers you have there....

  2. I didn't see any hummingbirds while I was there but I did see the usual bluebirds, gold finches and cardinals. I would love to see your painted buntings, though. I saw what I believe was an ???Indigo Bunting??? in Colorado last year. I'm sure it was just passing through but it made a lasting memory! I love birds! We have magpies and ginormous ravens galore and I even see bald eagles pretty frequently, but no painted buntings! We did see a couple mallards waddling down the road this morning! Spring is amiss!