Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Whispers

For the past week Spring has been whispering very insistently in my ear. It's time, it's time. The message is if you want to have your back porch looking like this you need to get busy.
So I stacked all the furniture and rolled all the rugs.

I pulled the trusty power washer out of storage.

And I washed away all the old paint and winter grunge.
Now all I have to do is re stain the deck and put everything in it's place again.
Can't wait to have my cup of coffee outside soon.

Meanwhile all the trees and shrubs have burst forth in all their glory.

Dogwood and Redbuds rival each other in their glory.

Dogwood and redbuds are native to Missouri and the hills in the southern part of the state our a wonder to behold on a spring day.

The beauty of the redbud is you can see the gracefully curved trunk through the buds.

Lilac are bounteous this year because of all the moisture we had this winter in the form of snow.

Even though Spring is whispering in my ear I had to take time to enjoy all the beauty surrounding me on this beautiful spring day.
Hope you are enjoying too.


Anonymous said...

Your porch is wonderful! Glad you are feeling better : )

Bearly Sane said...

Such beautiful blossoms...mother nature has a wonderful way of inspiring greatness in all of us!

And you are definitely doing a GREAT job of that back porch Stella!

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

GardenofDaisies said...

Your yard is gorgeous! I have the redbuds and lilacs too. But I don't have a dogwood. I want one ... Or else I'll have to drive down to Arkansas every spring.

Vicki said...

I love all your pictures of spring. I'm still waiting....

Hope your foot is healing well.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - the scenery is just beautiful there! Love your back yard.

And you put me to shame - your pressuer wash and you stain it all by yourslef? Impressive.

Enjoy your coffee.


Eileen said...

Beautiful surroundings! And isn't wonderful having an outdoor porch? Lots of work to get it all set up for the season, but well worth it! I love having my morning coffee outside too!

Great post!
Great inspiration!
All the best,

D said...

Hi, Stella,
I'm listening to Frank sing as I view your post. Now I know where the name of your blog came from, and I have never heard that song before.
Spring is beautiful. You have a lovely deck to enjoy it on. I gotta power wash my driveway, too. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Spring pictures. All the work would be worth it to enjoy coffee on that deck with those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Such gorgeous photographs!! It must be really beautiful where you live, with all that blossom around!! Enjoy your porch!!!

Chatty Crone said...

No there is nothing a grandmother won’t do – I’m sorry she is gone. She died at 75 – way to young.

Yes, they do still make Cabbage Patch Dolls – and when you adopt them now – they have little holding rooms for you to get acquainted and see if the adoption is a good match. Can you believe it?

It was just 15 minutes from Helen.

Wish I had your email. Mine is skcz@comcast.net

PS How is your foot now?

donna said...

Is there no end to the list of chores that go along with home ownership and gardening?

The flowering trees and bushes....very pretty.


starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Stella, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Our redbud and trees are all starting to bloom too, just hope the last couple days of winter don't knock off all the blossoms!
Your deck is beautiful, can't wait to whip mine into shape soon too.

daylily777 said...

Your yard is beautiful ! I need to get busy ,too. I am sure your porch will be just as lovely as last year very soon. ;~)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Did I mention how deeply I miss lilacs? Your picture is food for the soul!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was following your blog but I looked on your followers and I wasn't there...I just added myself. I have to get started putting my summer furnishings out too, it's still been a bit chilly here though. I like all the pictures of your blooming trees aren't, they just beautiful ths time of year?...thank you for stopping by me for a visit, if you would like to follow my blog, just come by and click on my followers, i always have room for new friends! hugs, Jennifer

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

Hi Stella, as usual your photos are gorgeous. I had never even heard of a rain chain. Wouldn't it be lovely to have an entire "wall" of rain chains? Your fountains are lovely. I think they're fabulous. I had a really nice one for several years, but it went kapoot last year and now I'm fountainless...lol One of these days I'll get another one. I really like the sound of running water in the backyard. I also liked seeing the birds bathe and drink water in it.