Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flowers and Old Homesteads

For Today's Flowers I have chosen photos of the jonquils and daffodils opening up in the yard by the hundreds. It is hard to give a true picture of all of them as they are in clumps scattered in the front, side and back yard.

I bought some pansies to plant in pots under the spruce tree in front.

I am also taking part in Scenic Sunday today - I am always intrigued with the remains of old homesteads that I pass on the back roads of the mountains. This one is on Route 74-A just above Bat Cave. You can see the foundation and chimney for the fireplace - that is all that is left.

I always wonder who lived there, when and what happened to the place - fire, whatever?
Happy Sunday!


Naturegirl said...

Daffodils herald in Spring!A nice bit of sunshine for my eyeson this gloomy day here. Those rocks I wonder what stories they hold inside if they could talk!

EG Wow said...

The daffodils are so lovely! I LOVE them.

Linnea W said...

I love how those daffodils are popping out amidst the old leaves on the ground. Very nice series of shots. Enjoy!

Linda Jacobs said...

Love the scowly face on that pansy!

Denise said...

Your yard must be ablaze with color. Marvelous flowers and I love that old wall too. Great shots, thanks for sharing them.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Your daffs look great. My friend from NC emailed me the other day saying he was going fly fishing. I was jealous ;)

Sandy Kessler said...

very very special and fulfills a wish I have to see northern more springs..sandy

Regina said...

Spring has truly arrived.
Beautiful blooms and captures.

cat said...

Such beautiful flowers. I am also intrigued when I see old ruins or old abandoned houses. Great shots!

Kathy said...

Daffodils and pansies are among my favorite flowers, but I must say the dogwood on your header makes me long for my girlhood home. I especially like the part of your post on the old homestead. I see a lot of those when I go back to visit at my roots.

Thanks for visting my place and your nice comments. Happy Easter!

chubskulit said...


Wandering Jew

hobbyentusiast said...

Beautiful flower. :)

Stephany said...

My yard is full of daffodils and jonquils too. They are hard to photograph because their heads hang down. You did a great job with them!

The remains of the homestead remind me of the one on Baker's Mountain. Wonderful shots!

Old Kitty said...


Oh I do like close ups of flowers - they really are beyond pretty and ever so perfect!

that's some remnant of a house there - it's built in stone! How interesting! Yes, it would be good to discover its history, wouldn't it? I am most intrigued!

take care

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Lovely daffodils and pansies, it's nice to see more color in our lives.
Seeing the old homestead gets one's mind to reeling...where are the folks now ?
What happened to their home, are they still in the area ?
Yes, I always think those questions, it's a sad but beautiful sight also, the stone is gorgeous.

Cher' Shots said...

Your spring flowers are gorgeous! Wouldnt you just love to know the stories behind those stones.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Jonquils, Cheri. I love it when I hear people call them Jonquils. I grew up in VA and we always called them Jonquils... Everyone here calls them Daffodils... Whatever they are, they are gorgeous. Ours haven't bloomed yet.

I always wonder too about old homesteads ---and what could have happened to them. It's kinda sad, isn't it?

Jama said...

I love that purple flower, so pretty!

Arija said...

Wonderful old stone work and your flowers just sing of spring.

Barbara said...

Daffodils are a great sign of spring, my favorite season.

Arija said...

Cheri, thank you for following my blog. Reading your profile, it seems we live parallel lifestyles. We bought our farm in 1992, since when I have created a paradisic garden and lost it in our 7+ year drought.
The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Unfortunately we live in a very dry area that is extremely hot in summer.
Our daughter and three grown grandchildren share the farm with us and seem to have become an old folks home for a number of horses, bottle fed steers, stray cats, hurt birds and the younger generations stray friends, all needing heaps of affection.
My daughter is an expert in plants and their various properties and the female line have been healers of one kind or another for generations.

Your daffodils all over the place are how I envisage gardening with landscape. I sorely miss the vegetation of the Northern Hemisphere
where you plant and they thrive instead of curling up their toes.


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