From sun up to sun down.....

We, like many of you, have been waiting for spring to really show up.  Our weather has been cool, gray and drizzly.  The past few days have finally started to feel like spring is actually here. 

The morning sun glows through out the gardens.  Hostas, Heucheras and Hydrangeas are showing their green... or purple.

The vegetable garden is finally under way.  A little late this year but that's ok.  The mid-day sun warms up the newly tilled earth.  The only time I like to go barefoot outside is in the veggie garden.  The warm, sandy loam soil feels good on my newly bare feet.

I planted Chives the first year we moved to Red Gate Farm.  I love how they have little purple flowers in the spring and come back, year after year.

The apple trees are waking up from a long, long winter slumber.

And by late afternoon, down at the cherry tree, the bees were a buzzing.  A good sign for our cherry crop.  The sunny, warmer weather came at just the right time for the cherry and pear trees.  Lots and lots of blossoms for the bees to visit and pollinate.

By dusk, the birds and bees have disappeared for the night.  The Magnolia has been breathtaking this year.  With the cooler weather coming just as the Magnolia bloomed, the blossoms have stayed on the tree for a record number of days.  Typically their show is over in 3 or 4 days.

The white blooms show well in the dwindling daylight and into the night.

Hoping you've had time to enjoy your garden and spring, where ever you are.

linking up


  1. Everything looks so pretty! I LOVE the feeling of walking barefoot in the yard.

  2. It was so good to finally see something of spring here but back to the wet again today. The weather people are saying it will be a hotter than normal summer but that is hard to believe right now...My chives that I planted last year are "Huge".

  3. Beautiful Chris! Things are starting to perk up around here too. Our magnolia is just starting to open!

  4. I will be the last to enjoy spring...still waiting for the first tulips and our grass to turn green. My onions and chives are starting to show, so spring is on it's way in Alaska. Loved looking at your photos, your magnolia's are beautiful!
    Have a great time walking through the grass!
    Chris :o)

  5. Gorgeous! That magnolia tree is my absolute favorite!
    It's been cold here so nothing is blooming yet. Thanks for sharing your pretties!

  6. It all looks soo nice. Today we have summer like weather. Miggy and I were out all day soaking up the sun and I was taking photos, my kind of day ! Have a great day .

  7. So glad spring has finally arrived at your house...Talking of your house, love the reminds me of somewhere...oh my house hehe...great look.

    Blessings Kelsie

  8. Oh how I envy you your early spring. May 5 and my hostas and some other things are peeking out, but it is SO cold yet. I am so ready to be in my garden I can't stand it!

  9. Beautiful Chris!! Our spring has been slowly making its appearance here too. The buds are just starting to open and the sun has been out a couple days now which has helped. I can't wait to go barefoot. :)

  10. Beautiful! Come on over and link up at my show off your yard party! Would love to have ya.

  11. So glad you have spring coming to your garden! Thanks so much for joining Fishtail Cottage's, Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoox, tracie


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