Monday, May 5, 2008

Finally a Beautiful Spring Day!







We finally had two nice days in a row! I played hooky from work, something I rarely do but I felt the need to improve my Karma :). We have not been that busy at work so I am sure no one minded much.


Sharing more bluebell pictures, I know they are just a common every day flower but they are one of my favorites, they were one of the first flowers I could name as a child. We picked them every May for our May alters ( a Catholic thing). I no longer do May alters (or Catholism for that matter) but I still love bluebells! Looking at all of my pictures I think I must love the blue sky of Iowa more than anything. I can not imagine living any place where there was no sun or blue skies.
The Baltimore Orioles are back, I saw my first one Saturday AM, it was freezing cold and raining, I immediately put out some grape jelly they have been eating it ever since. I also saw a hummingbird, I put the hummingbird feeder out but I have not seen another one. Maybe this year will be the year I get a good photo of the Oriole against the blue sky!


5 comments:

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi IGW ... lovely shots of the Bluebells! I, too, have adored them since I was a kid and we're slowly getting them established in our Woodland Garden but always want more! They're truly little garden treasures, and alas they don't stick around for long ...

Sylvana said...

I like bluebells too. I see them in the woods around here, so they must be able to grow here. I will have to try they out.

Ginni Dee said...

Don't you just love spring in Iowa!!

Louisiana Belle said...

Wow. I love the perspective on the second flower. Gorgeous.

Sally said...

I saw an oriole in my backyard this weekend too!! And I have *never* seen an oriole in town before! I was jazzed. No hummingbirds here yet either.