Friday, February 21, 2014

In the spring there is a flower

Mother Nature and Old Man Winter finally let go a portion of their  grip on winter and Music City has enjoyed warmer temps.

Winter of 2014 has been challenging for the Lenten Rose.  There is much leaf burn and fewer blooms.

It is not uncommon for the daffodils to bloom and then be dusted with snow.

One of our cat gardening guardians.  She is surrounded by leaves which will need to be cleared from the flower beds.

AppleJack cleaned out the bird houses, making ready for spring robins to build their nest.

At long last, the water in the bird bath is not frozen.  

Buds on the flowering dogwood, AppleJack, Miss Callie Mae Calico and I are longing for spring 2014 to arrive at Thistle Manor.


  1. Looks like you are much closer to spring than we are. Despite warmer temps and rain for a few days, there's still plenty of snow on the ground here. Sigh. And the deep freeze is returning too. Oh well. Hope you are doing ok and your eyes are healing well.

  2. I am so looking forward to Spring. Nice pics! Janice

  3. I think Spring is headed your way! Such pretty flowers!

  4. The deer have decimated my Hellebore's this winter. I was just out looking at them, ugh! The flowers are poking up though. Lovely warmer sunshine pictures. Have a great weekend!

  5. No early flowers here as yet, though we have lots of sunshine today.