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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #19 - Colorful Spring Flowers

(Thanks to Jenn at Enjoying the Ride for the T-13 Header)

13 Flowers Currently Blooming in my
Southern California Yard
near the ocean

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Holly said...

Oh wow - beautiful photographs! I love Spring flowers. I do miss Spring - or what I knew as Spring when I was a child. I live in Florida now and there just isn't that dramatic rebirth of plants and trees. I thank you for the beauty in the photos.

And thank you for your very nice comments on my TT-13.



Joyce said...

Thank you, Storyteller, for sharing the beauty of your garden. I just love peeking at your flowers; they are so cheery and colorful.

We are still in early Spring here. This morning, for example, the temp. is 30, and there's heavy frost on the ground. Nevertheless, the hearty native vegetation knows that spring is here. :)

Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

They are all absolutely beautiful! I hope to have a flower garden one day too and hope it's as beautiful as yours. Happy TT

Kay said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! Especially that rose. Happy TT!

Hootin Anni said...

Lovely x13!!!!

Aren't we the lucky ones to have spring come earlier than in the north? hehehehe

tigerfish said...

They are so colorful :)

Anonymous said...

I currently have three things blooming. Posted one yesterday. We're slowly catching up. Very nice flower tour.

Unknown said...

I am jealous. Nothing in Northern Illinois is blooming or green or anything, yet.

Ivanhoe said...

OMG - these flowers are gorgeous! I cannot wait for my spring flowers to bloom.
I thought I share a quote of St. Francis with you that I just found and love: "Seek to love, not to be loved; seek to understand, not to be understood."
Have a great TT, Storyteller!

NicciN said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I love flowers.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful blooms ...Nature does what it does do, very well indeed !

ChrisB said...

Hi You have a very colourful garden and the photos are lovely.
BTW I am also a tennis fan not that I blog about tennis very often.
Please feel free to join in Witty Weds.

Momisodes said...

Gorgeous! I love that little river of rocks BTW :) Looks like it is really Springing over there. It's finally sunnier over here...lovin' every minute of it! Thanks for sharing your views in bloom :)

Robin said...

How lovely! You must have a beautiful garden.

The bougainvillea is out here in Israel now and it's spectacular as well.

SandyCarlson said...

You are quite a gardener. I especially love those irises. I used to stand up to them in my parents' garden and just enjoy the many textures. So beautiful. Thanks for the bouquet!

Laura Paxton said...

LOVE the flowers! Especially the Irises...purple irises are my most favorite flower of all time...

Happy T-13!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You know, I should check my own bearded Iris; it usually pops up about now.

Your pictures are gorgeous. We're expecting something like 2 inches of rain tomorrow; I needed that shot of color! thank you!

Yolanda said...

I love these flower pics. They are so very pretty.Thanks for sharing them.

Peajay said...

Hi Soryteller, thank you for posting the lovely flowers. Here in the UK the flowers don't know whether they're coming or going. The daffodils are nearly finished but were hit by the snowy Easter. Today has been glorious and didn't require a jacket but now we have more wintery spells forecast for the weekend.

Eve said...

Thanks for the moment of Spring!

Lori said...

I am soooooooo jealous!! I bet it smells wonderful at your house. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

Rose said...

Beautiful Spring flowers.
Nice shots.
Thanks for your cooments on my blog.

RW said...

Those are some great flowers ST! Have a awesome weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Those are the prettiest flowers! Love the girraffe!

Karen said...

You have a fantastic garden, storyteller!

The Gal Herself said...

Thank you for this! We barely have grass here in Chicago yet, so it's a treat to see actual blossoms! (And thanks for visiting my TT)

storyteller said...

Thank you all so much for visiting my T-13 this week. I appreciate all your kind comments and am happy to share these photos from my yard with you. I’ve visited most of your blogs already and intend to get to the rest when time permits … but I’m about ready to walk away from the computer to watch some tennis first. Rafa Nadal is playing Tomas Berdych currently … and this evening’s match is between Andy Roddick and Nikolay Davydenko. Both should be entertaining matches, but I suspect the ‘final’ will be between Roddick and Nadal on Sunday … and that could be another amazing match like the one last night between Roddick and Federer.
Hugs and blessings,

Betty said...

Virginia, I enjoyed seeing the pictures of all your beautiful flowers in your yard. I just love Southern California. Did I ever mention to you that my stepson and his family live in Simi Valley?

Thanks for sharing these with us, and have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

Your flowers are beautiful!! My tulips are up about three inches and my snowdrops have just finished blooming. I posted a photo of them last week. Hyacinths and daffodils are also sprouting.

Your garden is so colorful. You must be very proud of it and you certainly have reason to be.

Enjoyed seeing all the beautiful blooms.


storyteller said...

Betty – I’m glad you enjoyed my flowers. I seem to recall you mentioning your relatives in Simi Valley a while back. I’ve never lived anywhere other than So Cal … appreciate the benefits of our climate … and a happy to share these colorful photos of floral blessings here.

Mary – Thanks. I love tulips but can’t grow them here because it doesn’t get cold enough. I enjoyed the photos you posted of your flowers last week. I do enjoy gardening and the lovely flowers in my yard.

Thanks to both of you for stopping by and sharing your comments here. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and blessings,

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