At last, the skies above are blue. ~Mack Gordon
At last, spring has arrived.
At last, flowers are blooming.
At last, the dawn chorus of birds is deafening.
At last, I am in the garden.
Although this song has been playing in my head for the past few days, no one can sing it quite like Etta James. Enjoy.
Those pictures are a wonderful accompaniement for that song.
Oh, thanks for visiting, El Guapo! And thank you for your kind words.
We’ve been working in the garden this last week or so, and I spotted a hellebore, and thought I need more! your’s looks stunning
Claire, hellebores are wonderful plants! First to bloom here, often a month before everything else, then the blossoms continue to look lovely for a long time, with great foliage the rest of the season. I just bought a few more special ones in unusual colors, but I also have let mine seed about and have quite a stand of them at the edge of the woods. Hope you get a few more – they are worth it!
Yes, yes, yes, yes! I’ve finally finished planting. I can hardly walk, I have a charlie horse in my butt, and even my finger tips hurt from lugging bags of dirt and mulch around! But who cares! Spring has sprung and my garden is gorgeous (although it is still unusually cold and I had to wrap everything up in covers the other night). Happy planting, my friend! 🙂
Your garden sounds glorious; have you considered posting photos of it this season? I would love to see it! Our garden routines seem similar, Eleanor, especially that charlie horse part 🙂 I actually took up Pilates all winter so that I would be in better shape to work in the garden; it has made a difference.
You are the gardener–I am a wannabe and I would be so embarassed to flaunt my little garden in front of you–you are what I want to be when I grow up. I am just glad I can get through the season having created a little space of beauty without killing off the birds, bees, and all vegetation within a twenty-mile radius. 🙂 I am currently waiting for the invasion of the cicadas (which is why I planted early) so I’m trying to enjoy all my shivering plants from my kitchen nook at least since it is still to cold to sit outside. I am seriously going to consider the Pilates in the winter because I can’t continue this kind of pain in the years to come. I’ll never recouperate. Happy spring!
At last indeed! Great music and garden 🙂
Etta James and At Last is a personal favorite. It really goes well with your photos. Thank you.
Thanks for visiting and commenting, seattlecharlie! Her version of At Last has always been a fav of mine too; glad you enjoyed.
Excellent spring photos. I can feel life returning in every living plant. Beautiful flowers and branches and bushes. And thanks for sharing Etta James
Thanks, Otto – spring is a powerful time as everything wakes up and is full of life! Glad you enjoyed Etta.
You’ve captured the fragile, but persistent delicacy of spring in your photos. Wishing you warm sunny days!
What a poetic response, Jean! Thank you and I will remember your words and hold them close. Wishing you a lovely spring!
Isn’t it wonderful? Your flowers are gorgeous, and I love the Etta James version of that song. Thank you. 🙂
Thanks, Robin, glad you enjoyed! More flowers are opening every day, what a delightful time of year.
Enjoy your wonderful blooms. I hope they bring much-needed color to your spring days. And I LOVE this song. One of my all-time favs and, you’re right, no one sings it like Etta!
P.S. we are still under a wintry blanket of snow with blustery winds. I soooo long to be walking in my garden. I’m trying hard to keep my spirits up during these gray days. 😉
Hang in there, Paula! I heard that you folks got a lot of snow last week – ugh! Thankfully, we are enjoying lovely spring weather with only a few frosts. Glad you enjoyed Etta singing – when spring comes to your neighborhood, you can sing it too!
I sure will be singing! Thanks, Lynn.
I love seeing the daffodils and crocuses! Thanks for posting these wonderful spring photos Lynn!
I am sure you have waited long enough to see the first signs of spring in bloom!
Glad you enjoyed the photos, Margie. Now that spring has arrived, new flowers are opening every day; the momentum of spring growth!
I think we are all enjoying the fact that spring is here and we can return to the garden.
Yes indeed, Karen! Thanks for stopping by.
Nice to listen to Etta while looking at the pictures. Lovely flowers and I did like that one of the half moon.
Thanks, Chris, glad you enjoyed. The half moon was lovely, on a very early morning.
I always love that classic – glad you’re solidly in spring. Lovely photos – the dogwood branch, so pretty.
Thanks, Bluebrightly. I love the Cornus mas; we have two of them here, planted by previous owners. The first tree to bloom here.
Wonderful song and singer and nice to to see that someone has got spring even if we haven’t. The whole relaxed upbeat feeling was slightly marred by a targeted ad over the clip offering me insurance against my funeral costs. Do they know something about me that I don’t know yet.
You always make me laugh out loud! You’re probably not the target, Tootlepedal; it does seem a little macabre. But it is just YouTube’s way of monetizing the use of copyright material so that everyone can enjoy 🙂
They know where I live.
That’s exactly what I thought this morning when I woke to a day that began with warmth and sunshine!
Glad to find a kindred spirit! It does seem a fitting song for this spring.
I’m old enough to remember the song from the spring of my life, when Etta James originally popularized it. Happy earth-awakening to you.
Not so old, Steve, since I remember it too 🙂 She wasn’t the first to record it but it is the version I remember – what a voice. Happy spring to you too.
Hmmm. We have a few birds now, busy at making homes and families. There are great expanses of lawn visible, but still beaten down from the weight of snow. Puddles are abundant. However, no green, no color yet, and 6″ of snow forecast over the next few days.
Thanks for sharing your spring.
It took a long while for spring to start here; we are about 3-4 weeks behind our normal temperatures and blooms. The hardest part is where you are now; you know it is coming, the signs have begun, but it isn’t quite there yet. You can visit my spring anytime, if that helps. 🙂
Blooming good signs, all!
Of course, spring is bound to spring a cold snap in the seats of pants, just when you are lulled into tralalas.
Have been listening to your Christmas pieces, though, and they almost made me wish it was that again.
Ah Colonialist, we are probably due for an April snow, but everything is coming out so late, it shouldn’t do much damage. You are probably moving into the winter months now. Glad you are enjoying the Christmas pieces 🙂
We are lucky that where we live the autumn and early winter months provide some of the best beach days – warm water and balmy (if really short) days.
Great song and so great to be in your garden again! I can imagine your joy! Lovely flowers!
I have always loved this song, Mimo, though I never thought of it as a song for the garden until these past few days. Thanks for visiting!
Perfect…in so many ways!
Thank you, Audrey.
Well, I think I sound a lot like Etta when I’m belting it out in the shower, but for some reason the cats howl and the dogs hide under the couch…guess they don’t know soul when they hear it…or something. What glorious photos, Lynn! I love those daffs and have never met a hellebore I didn’t love…so lovely! Thank you. Not here yet, but coming soon to a garden near me. 🙂
Kitty, they are probably just trying to sing along with you! I’m further south than you but you should be catching up in no time. And your ducks are back, what a great sign of spring 🙂
Thank you, Kerry.
Interesting that I see this Monday night, because after an evening walk, we were looking at some of the things starting to poke their head out from the ground. Well, yesterday we could say anything, so today was a major change!
Frank, it’s amazing what a difference a day or two can make. A few more days of this warmth and another dozen things should be opening. Enjoy spring!
Ahhhh! 🙂 Yes!