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Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's almost time for the wildflowers

to start springing up across the prairie. I can't wait to see the many colors dotting the grounds and to smell the sweet fragrance in the air. The wind and dirt is blowing so hard today that I had to bring in some of the Italian Jasmine currently blooming to enjoy before it all gets blown away. 
How about you?
Are you already enjoying spring bouquets..........daffodils and tulips perhaps?
Or are the flowers still asleep under a blanket of snow?
I would love to hear!

18 comments:

April said...

I had butter cups for about one week than the cold got them.. Yellow bells are blooming here. We are having some bad wind too! Storms are due in tonight.
What that saying" Banten down the hatches! lol

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I can imagine how beautiful it is when the wildflowers bloom there. We have daffodils and crocus blooming now. It's beginning to look a lot like sping and I love this season. Have a blessed weekend.

lil red hen said...

There are a few butter cups here and there; I don't have that many to bloom. And there's a little yellow crocus and a few teeny tiny white flowers scattered over the yards (weeds I think). We're in the 70s today! I wonder if winter just passed us by?

I love putting flowers in little containers like the one in your photo. I've saved small bottles for single flowers to set in the windows.

wideopenspaces-arin said...

Hey Kathy, It's your cousin Liz. Just wanted to let you know that I have followed your blog for a while now, love those beautiful yellow flowers!

Jocelyn said...

No snow, but no flowers either. We're stuck in a world of brown. But I can smell spring in the air, so I know it's out there!

Sall's Country Life said...

It is snowing on my prairie today. Nothing growing here yet! Your pretty picture reminds me of my faux forsythia branches, I need to get them out of the closet to remind me of spring!

Patty H. said...

The daffodils are blooming here. THere is some kind of "weed" in my yard that is blooming. Has a timy bloom on it. Not sure what it is. Will try to get a picture of it.

Daisy said...

We have just the green tips of the daffodils poking out of the ground here. I love seeing the pictures of your wildflowers when they bloom. It looks so different from here.

Glenda said...

I walked down the trails today and snapped pics of the yellow jasmine (which we call yellow honeysuckle). It's sweet smell always brings back childhood memories of Mama making bouquets and filling our little house with that wonderful smell!

Your blog is a beautiful place!

Michaele said...

SUCH a pretty picture : )

Green Gal said...

I've seen some wildflowers around campus (I'm at the University of Santa Cruz). I also cannot wait until they're everywhere... wildflowers are so delightful!

Paula said...

Nothing blooming here yet, Kathleen~ but I did notice my pear trees have teeny tiny little buds on them! *squeeeal*

Muddling Through said...

I picked up a bag of daffodil bulbs at a clearance back in the fall. I finally got them all planted and shared some with a couple of my neighbors. I have been enjoying those wonderful golden blossoms popping out all over the yard! Just like sunshine.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, we are sprouting lots of invasive lawn wildflowers like birdseye speedwell, henbit, and ouse-eared chickweed. The daffodils have buds and a few are already blooming.

Sunny said...

Beautiful photo, Kathleen! I have daffodils up in the bull pasture behind the barn but that is about it. I will soon be enjoying flowers in PA!
Hope you are enjoying some Spring weather. We had 76* yesterday!

Vickie said...

Oh yes, Kathleen, daffodils and crocus, the tulips are sprouting, and all kinds of wildflowers - yellow ones, little purple thingies. The wild pear trees are blooming, too, and there is green on most of the trees. They are budding. I love this time of year!

Shirley said...

Hi Kathleen, With the crazy weather we are having, some of the daffodils and crocus are trying to stick their heads through the ground. I just don't want my magnolia tree to but yet. We have had such up and down weather. I like your picture and it does make you wish Spring was here. I am getting tried of wearing layers. Have a great weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love wildflowers. It is amazing those that grow naturally around the world, on the side of the road, across fields, up mountains. And yet some folks only think of them as weeds. Living in a desert country, I am happy for anything green to grow, even weeds, especially the flowering sort. :) Wishing you a great week.Tammy