Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Spring Blooms and Rogue Goats


The weather has been very mild ranging from 72 degrees to mid 50s during the day - I love it. My daffodils and jonquils are opening up with the warm sun.  Even my Lenten Roses have blooms on them.  Spring is here, at least for us.



The flowers are in clumps all over the yard with many more to still come up thanks to a previous owner.  While I was out trying to capture these beauties and balance myself on our hillside, a neighbor rode by on her horse for a late afternoon ride.  I loved the way the sun hit her and cast a shadow on the road.



Hubby is getting ready to start our cool weather garden of lettuces and onions - we hope to have a much bigger garden and harvest this year so we will keep you posted on that project.  Our neighbor's goat escaped his pasture fencing and visited our yard a few times this week munching on early volunteer lettuces and the corn I set out for the squirrels and birds.  He trampled my little cart full of evergreens and corn. Hopefully he will stay out of our garden this year! Check in for more blooms and spring fun!







39 comments:

Odie Langley said...

I love seeing first signs of new growth after all the cold, snowy weather. Your flowers are beautiful, good luck with the garden.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love seeing those lovely colors! Such beautiful flowers and such a relief, I'm sure, after all the snow! Terrific captures for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos. The horses shadow and the goat. The flowers are so pretty. I can not wait to see some blooms here.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Goats...I like 'em....especially their eyes, but they'll eat anything in front of their noses!!!

Love the beautiful jonquil blossoms


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Have a great weekend.

EG Wow said...

Lovely! I can almost feel the warmth of the sun. ALMOST.

Old Kitty said...

Your new look blog is STUNNING!! It's very pretty!!! Wow!!

Awwww spring flowers!! Oh finally!! I love the snow but by golly it's time for some pretty blooms and sun and new life!!

Awwwwwwwwwwww!! I love that goat!! What a mischief maker but how adorable! LOL! Thannks for sharing these joyous pics! Take care
x

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Camera Critter Post at my page. Have a nice weekend!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Nice to see that flowers are blooming somewhere, even if it's not happening in my own yard yet.

Catherine said...

Look at your beautiful weather!!! I would even take a cart stomping garden eating goat to have weather like this right now!!! :)
xo Catherine

sue said...

It's probably not politically correct, but goat stew is quite yummy, and would go well with your vegies! Spring certainly is well on the way, lovely daffodils.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Nothing makes a goat happier than to be on the loose!

MANY SHADOW-SEEKERS SAY

Many shadow-seekers say,
“Oh, the one that got away!”
Why are you so uptight, folks?
Can’t you take light’s little jokes?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shimmering Women

LauraX said...

Wonderful images of spring. It is snowing again this morning here in NH.

Pat's Addition said...

Oh good, signs of spring creeping north.

Joan said...

Oh, I can't wait for spring. We have orchards of beautiful almond blossoms, but nothing popping up in the garden yet.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful flowers, makes me crave for Spring time.
Roses, Baby's Breath, and Daisies, have a blessed Sunday!

amanda said...

i'm so jealous that your daffodils are out already! mine are coming up, but haven't opened yet. maybe after the snow completely melts, at least i'm hoping.

guild-rez said...

Springflowers in the garden?
Lovely pictures!!
We had snow overnight:(

srp said...

We have had the yo-yo effect in weather here. I saw our daffodils emerging from winter's sleep last week but then it got cold and wet and I haven't been out front to look again... will check on them later today. My lenten rose is in the shade garden and it does have new blooms... they stay most of the summer. I am hoping the severe cold this year hasn't done in my hydrangeas.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a wonderful group of spring photos! I can't wait to see some color in my garden.

Pat said...

Such pretty daffodils! Mine had blooms on them 2 weeks ago, but then we got snow, hail and freezing temps several times, so the daffs decided to wait a bit longer before blooming more. We're in the foothills in northern California.

sublime wanderer said...

How I wish we have daffodils here. =) Nice photos!

Siromade said...

Beautiful and bright color blooms of the flowers, a lovely scenery on your photos as well I like the photo with the horse viewing from the top.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful blooms! Looks like you've had some nice weather! ♥

Pondside said...

Goats - they will roam! I live in fear that mine will break out and get in trouble with my neighbour!

Gizelle said...

oh! very nice to see them blossom! enjoy your week!

Genie said...

Hi, my friend....I cannot believe your daffs are out in full bloom. Mine are about to pop, but still no color...just yellowish tops on the green leaves. I know you all are enjoying this warmer weather. I think we have earned it the hard way this year. Am still hoping to get done there sometime soon. G

Snap said...

I love Daffy's ... spring is springing when they arrive! Goats will be goats!

gengen said...

We have like that too here in our flower garden...happy MYM!

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow your Daffodils are already blooming? This is awesome! So great to see spring flowers started to come out. Happy Monday!
MYM

Liz said...

Great shots. Have a fabulous week!

My MYM.

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous yellows! bright and beautiful. i hope the wandering goat found his way home.:p

Mellow Yellow Monday @ Live in the Moment

Ever Green Tree said...

I am trying to grow my first Nargis aka daffodils Indian cousin this season. Your blooms are lovely!

Bernie said...

Those daffs and jonquils are just beautiful! Hope that pesky goat keeps to its own back yard from now on!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous spring captures. V

Anne said...

now its time to get ready for spring hehehe visiting here through MYM http://feairish.blogspot.com/2011/02/mym-tiger-and-dora.html thanks

Meri said...

Oh daffs and jonquils -- I love them. Mine, already poking up their sharp little leaf bundles, got a blanket of snow last week. They must be so confused!

Rossel said...

lovely spring blooms on a very lovely day.

Louvregirl said...

So nice to see the daffodils R up! Not here yet (Boone, N.C.)

Denise said...

Daffodils, I love them, especially knowing that we won't be far behind you, I hope :) Fun post! Loved the goat. I remember way back when, the farmer's cows got out of the field and trampled all my Dad's flowers down. His one compensation was that they were kind enough to leave a lot of manure to spread around his roses ;) It also amazed me how many people came out of their bungalows with a bucket and spade while following the cows back to said farmer's field, just in case :) They were rewarded for their perseverance if I remember correctly.

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