Spring Forward…

The time has come. Already! If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving Time – it begins at 2AM. So set your clocks AHEAD one hour before you go to bed! Continue reading “Spring Forward…”

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Dogwood tree’s and Easter… Happy Easter!

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HAPPY EASTER to you!

I thought this photo was fitting for today… it’s the dogwood tree in our front yard, here’s a little blip I found interesting (from a past post):

Many Christians consider the flowering dogwood’s showy cross-like inflorescences (“flowers”) to be religious symbols, due to their four white petal-like bracts bearing red dots on their tips; these trees are often in flower during the springtime Easter season in the Northern Hemisphere. Christian tradition claims the dogwood as the tree used to make the cross on which Jesus was crucified, and further, that dogwoods grew taller and broader until the 1st Century AD, making them suitable for use as crosses. In response to Jesus’s death on one, God permanently stunted the growth of the dogwood species to prevent them ever again being used for the same purpose. Today, very few dogwood specimens would provide sufficient wood to manufacture a cross by the primitive means of the 1st Century AD.

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Catch you back here tomorrow!

Tiptoe through the tulips…

Tulips...

Ok, is anyone old enough to remember Tiny Tim singing Tiptoe Through the Tulips (youtube link if you’re curious)? I happen to LOVE tulips… and it certainly can’t be because of Tiny Tim, ha ha…

Anyway, I think it’s going to shape up to be another beautiful day here in Charleston! Get out and enjoy it!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

 

Sprinnnnnnng Forward! Today’s the day!

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Can you believe it’s already time to set your clocks ahead one hour? Soon we’ll be seeing one more hour of daylight… It’s looking like a nice weekend, so enjoy, and remember… set your clocks AHEAD one hour before you hit the sack!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Thanks to LOWES for the cute image!

Won’t be long now… and beauty will be everywhere!

Won't be long now!

We’ve had a crazy winter… mostly warm, not that I’m complaining… a few zaps of cold, but warmer than I can remember since I’ve lived here (1989)! I don’t remember pollen in January… or mosquitos… or gnats… but we’ve got it now, and have had it since January!

It won’t be long now and the hydrangeas will be blooming, woohoo! Ours bloomed all spring and summer last year, big beautiful blooms. I love cutting a few and bringing them in the house, they last forever and add so much!

Azaleas ARE blooming now and soon they will be magnificent! We saw a pine full of pollen pods, and a dogwood with blooms the other day… one of the later flowering trees… I’m just hoping that spring will be SPRING, we certainly don’t want to rush summer 😉 Maybe we can have spring with no pollen? Wouldn’t that be crazy?!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

Have A Beautiful Day!

I swear spring has sprung! We’re supposed to have mid to upper 70 degree temps today, crazy for JANUARY! Did I say January!? Get out and enjoy the beauty, it’s all around you!

This photo was taken last May… a peony… my absolute all time FAVORITE flower! Their simply elegant beauty is stunning! We can’t grow them here in Charleston, SC, but Harris Teeter carries them, thank goodness!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Charleston Photo: Gardenias… the party is almost over!

When the gardenias start to bloom in Charleston, SC there is the most fabulous aroma that drifts through the air… usually during that time we are able to have our windows open, which is an added bonus for sure! The gardenias are on their way out… We’ve enjoyed them so much and look forward to them again next year! Thankfully, now the hydrangeas are in full bloom… woot woot! Need to go grab that mason jar… makes a nice little vase!

Catch you back here tomorrow!