Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Passion




 
This morning as I stood enjoying the silence of the morning with my cup of tea, I was reminded of my passion for the out of doors.  The door is open, eventhough it is a bit cool.  I can hear the birds chirping.  I even noticed a little bird has taken up residence in one of our birdhouses.  The lilacs are blooming about two weeks early, but they are so beautiful.  The azaleas are beginning to bloom.  The most interesting thing happened this week in our garden.  We have had a honey bee hive in the hole in our tree for several years.  They don't bother us and we don't bother them.  This week the hive split and the new queen took some of her followers and left the old hive.  For awhile they clustered in a nearby tree, as you can see in the first picture.  They have left our yard now to start a new home, but for awhile we stood in amazement watching them follow their queen.  Isn't nature and the out of doors just a wonder and delight to take in and notice what we notice?

8 comments:

Annie said...

The saga of the bees truly fascinates, Marilyn. Loved seeing the cluster of the bees. I originally thought it was a peeked lilac until I read the text and clicked it big. What a surprise. And, I can almost smell the lilacs from here.

Vicky said...

Beautiful! I want to breathe in deeply and smell the lilacs, mine are months away from being in full bloom. You have me so beyond excited for all that is yet to unfold :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful
I love everything you share
Love Jeanne

Bernideen said...

the top photo scaresme just abit!

somepinkflowers said...

our azaleas
just finished blooming here
and i miss them already...

{{ time for confession--->
i have never seen lilacs blooming!


never once!

:-0

they do not grow in florida. }}

Tracy said...

Such spring glory, Marilyn... thank you... Oh, I can almost smell the lilac! :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

beth said...

nature really is just an amazing thing this time of year....

i feel the same way with the first snowfall every winter.....but then i want to scream "that's enough"

Angela McRae said...

Love your wonderful garden photos and garden thoughts! (On the azalea front, I have just finished an article about a wonderful local woman who has 6,000 azaleas!) Also, I thought of you as I read a new (to me) book yesterday, "Garden Voices: Stories of Women & Their Gardens" by Carolyn Freas Rapp. It really spoke to me and I'll bet it would to you as well!