Sunday, March 25, 2012

I love Spring

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday  and Our World Tuesday



I am showing off some of the pretty flowers and blossoms around my yard in the mosaic. Above is a  pretty weeping cherry tree,  a cute Mourning Dove, creeping phlox, forsythia, three Great Blue herons flying over my neighbors yard,  cute birdhouse hanging on the pergola, some daffodils.

I do love Spring, it is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors, the flowers and all the cute and colorful spring birds.



Also, this will be the third year the Great Blue Herons have returned to nest in the trees across from my neighbors house. The trees actually belong to the city of Baltimore and are part of the watershed protecting the reservoir. I am happy because I can stand on my deck and watch the Herons fly over with sticks to add to their nest and later on they will bring back food to the baby herons. I took the photo of the herons while standing on my driveway, so they are not far from my yard. The sounds coming from the nest are very strange too, the herons sometimes make noises like they are barking dogs.


The Forsythia is looking so bright and cheery.

Daffodils are one of my favorite springtime plants.


The weeping cherry tree is looking beautiful with all the pretty in pink blossoms.

And I had to show off one of my beautiful male Cardinals. There are lots of pretty colors happening in our yard right now.

To see more wonderful mosaics and photos please visit Mosaic Monday   and Our World Tuesday

Thanks to Mary the host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group at Our World Tuesday; Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy..  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead.

60 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great post, Eileen... I love seeing your gorgeous spring blooms --and I love seeing the birdies... Awesome!!!!

Neat that you can watch the herons as they nest nearby....

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

So much beauty! I love the cardinal - it is the state bird of Virginia (as well as some other states) so I have a particular love for them! Have a great day!

Debbie said...

what a great collection of photos. i tried to pick a favorite but truth be told, i love them all!!

it sounds like a wonderful spot to call home!!

Carol said...

I love Spring too! Your shots are beautiful, Eileen. My daffodils are out and it's so nice to see signs of color again. Have a great week!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful post!
You're so lucky to have the Great Blue Herons in your neighborhood.
Have a wonderful day.
Mette

Vee said...

Oh you do have flowers! Lush forsythia and beautiful cherry tree blossoms. When I first saw the soarers I thought that you had vultures as I do. No. Blue Herons...you lucky gal!

Enjoy spring. It certainly is a beautiful one in your corner.

Oh, that cardinal is as beautiful as a flower, isn't he?!

Pat said...

Gorgeous Spring shots, Eileen!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sigh...it is all so beautiful! I love the bright colors and the cardinal is like the cherry on top.

podso said...

Eileen your photos are good, as always. Love the cardinal, and all the color. Have a good week.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Eileen, I am loving your wonderful Spring garden. Everything here at my house is just full of buds. Anticiapting the day they all burst forth. I love your bird shaped birdhouse. I just showed it to my hubby. I would love to try making one. I hope that you don't mind. I have started a linky party, "Share Your Cup Thursday". I would love it if you would link up sometime!
Hugs,
Jann
p.s. also love that cardinal!

Snap said...

Lovely post, Eileen. To have the herons nesting so close ... amazing! Happy Spring!

A Garden of Threads said...

Gorgeous shot of the Cardinal. Your garden is looking great, love the weeping cherry.

The French Hutch said...

Eileen, You have a beautiful spring yard. The flowering cherry tree and the forsythia are glorious. My favorites are your daffocils! What a great image of the red cardinal. I'll have to make a wish! Thanks for sharing your glorious yard.

~Emily

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would hang that collage on my wall and be happy always! What a wonderful Spring in your piece of Paradise Eileen!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, You are fortunate to live near a heron rookery. Wonderful photographs today as usual! I liked the lovely flowering bushes and trees as well. I too, just love Spring! Have an excellent day tomorrow and a good coming week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We had a great blue heron come down by our pond last year. We were worried because he could clean out our fish in the pond. Lovely photos. V

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Love all your beautiful flowers,Eileen. The Cardinal is gorgeous!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful spring mosaic! How lucky that you have Jon's so close. I'd love to see the babies. :)

Martha Z said...

Beautiful images of Spring, Eileen. You remind me that I need to take my camera next time I go to the market. That's where the heron rookery is for me.

Jen said...

Must be awesome to be able to watch the herons heading to the nests... So jealous of your gorgeous cardinal!

Kim, USA said...

I miss my cardinal. Your photos are always beautiful!

Peach Blossoms

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful Spring sightings. Aren't you lucky to have herons nesting nearby. That Cardinal picture is outstanding.

Ebie said...

Wow, your home has a garden of scent. Beautiful spring blooms, enjoyed by everyone including the chirping creatures!

montucky said...

Gorgeous photos! The one of the Cardinal is especially outstanding!

rainfield61 said...

I like spring too.

Though my version maybe a lot of different from yours.

Dan Huber said...

Wonderful spring photos Eileen!

Caroline Gill said...

Yes, it looks like we all fall for that magnificent Cardinal! I'm not sure that we have any native all-red birds in Britain ... A stunning Spring post, Eileen.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Gorgeous photos! I am enjoying seeing everyone's spring posts! Love your pictures,
Kathy

Lorrie said...

Great blue herons are such majestic birds and their nests are truly works of architecture. How lucky you are to observe them from nearby.

Spring blooms are oh, so welcome!

Corina said...

Beautiful, I love the cardinal!

Simple {Day by Day}

Gary said...

Love the spring blossoms, and the caedinal. Boom & Gary Of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty signs of Spring - so pretty.

ellen b. said...

Hi Eileen! Love your Spring shots. So pretty! Enjoy...

Carver said...

Wonderful spring flowers and birds. That's great the herons nest near you.

Naturegirl said...

Eileen! Spring is a time of renewal
and new beginings!My favorite time of the year also! Tha's why I love coming to Arizona for the winter months because I get to enjoy Spring here for 4 months and then another couple of months when I arrive home!
love all your bright Spring arrivals!Mr. Cardinal looks like he's greying is he a senior perhaps. Enjoy your warm weather!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I didn't want to look past your banner! I love the photo of the sky with the contrails...beautiful! ♥ Happy Monday! ♥

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post for the day, Eileen! I love the colorful, spring flowers and such lovely birds! Marvelous captures as always! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Happy Monday Eileen. Oh I do like your spring shares and the male Cardinal is brilliant! Have a fun week, take care~

Rajesh said...

Beautiful.The mosaic of images is perfect.

missing moments said...

I so enjoy seeing all the colors in other's yards. Isn't it a wonderful time of year!

Island Rambles Blog said...

oh I really like that Red Cardinal shot and nice to think that spring will be here soon...cheers.

betchai said...

oh, very beautiful male cardinal, and love your spring images, really big reason to love spring, I love spring too.

Randi said...

Lovely spring blossoms! Love the little Cardinal.

diane b said...

I love Forsythia and I have never seen it growing in Brisbane. The Cherry blossom is lovely, we don't have that either nor the cardinal in his santa suit.

Ann said...

I have never seen a Cardinal, if I see one, I think I will be so excited. Sometimes I see parikeets in my garden and in school. May be it is the same pair because my school is very near to my house.

Raw oysters are great if you eat with tabasco sauce and lemon. Otherwise, if you eat by itself, you get a sick feeling.

ladyfi said...

What pretty signs of spring!

Gattina said...

A beautiful spring world ! It's also my favorite season ! I wished we had cardinals here (the birds) the others we have enough, lol !

kanak7 said...

Eileen, your Spring photos are most stunning! Love the cardinal, the collage and those delightful blossoms!!

Jill Harrison said...

welcome to spring! it is always wonderful to see around your garden and the beautiful plants, flowers and birds. The cardinal is so special - that red!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your comments - WAs wildflwoers are so amazing - I feel so privileged to be able to photograph them.
Have a wonderful week.

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

hi eileen, i always love seeing your posts/pictures!

those photos really gave me a wee break from my other things of the day.
thank you. i also thank you for your kind get well wishes for my sister jenny.

just wanted you to know how much we really appreciate them!

betty xx

dAwN said...

Beautiful spring Collage!

Icy BC said...

Your flowers and critters are always beautiful, Eileen!

And oh the cardinal, he is a handsome one for sure!

Elaine said...

I love that mosaic and all of your beautiful spring shots! I'm ready for spring to happen here.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great post with wonderful shots and a magnificient collage!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Hope you are having a fabulous week****

jewaicious said...

What a gorgeous collection in the mosaic, and wonderful captures of the other photos. The cardinal is precious.

Joyful said...

Beautiful signs of Spring!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your spring time mosaic is gorgeous, Eileen! This is such a wonderful time of the year and I think this has been one of the prettiest springs we've had in many years.

Loredana Donovan said...

Your mosaic is so pretty! You inspired me to try a mosaic, too. Happy Spring! Greetings from New York :)

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shots! Lovely to see Spring arriving in your part of the world, Eileen. We are currently enjoying the bounties of Autumn...

Bob Bushell said...

What a delight, in your backyard. The Cardinal and the Bluebird are just some of them. Lovely photos too.