Friday, May 15, 2009

Spring in Michigan




No message today other than please enjoy the beauty of a Northern Michigan spring day! Sending you all bunches of flowers and good wishes!

20 comments:

  1. You too Tabitha! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Lovely, Diantha, the cherry blossoms are out by us too. A walk in the orchard is in order to smell those wonderful smells. You have a lovely weekend too! xoxo

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  3. When the cherry trees are in bloom the whole world seems better! Isn't it such a sight Jan? We are so blessed! xo

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  4. Beautiful! Thank you, I can almost smell the blossoms!

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  5. Oh awesome! Yes, the air is fragrant with the scent of fruit trees! What a lovely place we live in, this world of ours. There is beauty and life everywhere. We are so lucky to have a little fox family living in our woods. We have been delighted to have been included in the watching of the 5 kits grow. They are too precious! Thanks for checking in Angela!

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  6. Beautiful flowers Diantha - its true you can smell their fragrance! They are so pleased to be blooming again Sara xxx

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  7. Glad you enjoyed them, Sara! There is nothing quite as soul lifting as a beautiful spring day! Thank you so much for visiting me here on the blog! xo

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  8. Beautiful pictures! Are you in northern michigan or southern? I am from southern MI, but live in northern WI now...our blooms are a bit behind those of southern Michigan's!

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  9. The second photo - large, open, broad, green leaves holding up a single small yellow flower.

    In the same way, my faith, my home, my family, my precious friends, my writing corner, my porch, coffee, and all things chocolate make up the broad green leaf that support my writing passion. They sustain, support, fill, inspire and nurture me so that I can write freely, joyfully and passionately.

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  10. What a delightful interpretation of the flower photo, Cheryl! I love it! The flowers you are speaking of we call Swamp Marigolds. They are one of my favorite spring flowers, growing in wet, woodsy locales. The white flowers above them with the three petals are trillium, a woodsy wildflower that is so rare one risks arrest and a fine for digging them up to transplant or even picking them. The bottom one is of the cherry blossoms which are everywhere up here in the spring, since N. Michigan is the Cherry Capital of the US. All three are sure signs of spring up here where it is still cool and we do wonder!
    I love how you took the photo and related it to your rich life. You have such a gift for seeing beyond "what is there". xo

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  11. Hi Marissa! We are in Northern Michigan just north of Traverse City, south of the Mackinac Bridge about 50 miles. Spring is late in coming here this year. I imagine it is where you are too. We are so ready for a warm day! Or even two in a row! Wouldn't that be a miracle! xo

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  12. Diantha, Thanks for the name, description and brief story of each plant featured in your photos.

    I'll have to remember the name of my new favorite - Swamp Marigold. I must check with my local garden centers to see if they carry it, if it can grow here in the West Indies and if it might survive my not-so-green thumb.

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  13. Oh Cheryl, you are so funny! I too have a not-so-green thumb which always surprised me as my family are all gardeners....I figured some of that talent just HAD to be there somewhere, but alas, it is not. I have a small garden, lots of perennials, and since we live in the woods, we get some wildflowers which is nice. The Swamp Marigolds I am sure have a much better name to them. But they are wild here. I do wonder if you can find them in a nursery? Next time I go I will ask! They seem to love the water and cool of spring. It hasn't been over 70 yet this year! But we are working on it! Let me know if you have any luck and I will let you know too if I find anything else about them, like their proper name! xo diantha

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  14. Oh these are beautiful!1 I think we are about the same latitude - we are just blooming to. I love triliums - beautiful!! Thanks for popping by my blog - I always enjoy your comments!!
    Namaste, Sarah

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  15. At the web address below, Swamp Marigolds are called Marsh Marigolds and Caltha-palustris is their botanical name.


    http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/aquatics/calthapal.html

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  16. Oh my gosh....I see they are also called cowslips and buttercups! Always wondered what cowslips were! This was very interesting. The ones here do grow with white cedars just as this website says. In a marsh. I am going to try to make a flower essence of them if we get enough continuous hours of sun to do so! Thank you so much for this website! xo

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  17. Sarah, I love trillium too! They thrill me! Thanks for stopping by to "smell the flowers"!

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  18. Spring is a welcome of new life, isn't it? Thanks for sharing the brightness of Spring from Michigan!

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  19. Oh you are so right, Mermaid. Especially when you live in an area like ours where things go so dormant for so many contiguous months! We are totally ecstatic with the re-emergence of life! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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