"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

3.20.2010

Spring is here!




Forsythia and Japanese Quince, two of my favorite spring flowering bushes.
Both grow in our yard. I love to cut the branches just before they bloom and bring them inside and watch them blossom a little more each day!!

Wishing you all a wonderful first day of Spring!!

27 comments:

S. Etole said...

In regard to the comment you left this morning, I think God wanted you to have a special hug as I had something else all ready to go and changed it at the last minute ... blessings to you.

sarah said...

love this....makes me smile..have a great weekedn

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh Mary they are lovely. we dont have those flowers here but they are such stunning vibrant flowers, wish we did
hugs June xxxxx

Brandi Evans said...

These are gorgeous on your table!! .. they compliment each other so perfectly. I esp like them with those deliciuos pillows and delightful painting, I never realized how big the painting was

jgr said...

Hi Mary,
your flowers are beautiful! I just love them, what a great day we're having! I love Georgia all the time - especially in Spring.

Buffy said...

Mary those floweres are just beautiful,they match your painting in the background. Now you made me want to go and buy some fresh flowers!

Maria said...

absolutely beautiful flowers!

Bren said...

Mary you do know how to make the most of everything. Like Brandi I'm blown away at the size of the canvass, talk about spread your wings and take on the big stuff! What beauty you bring to your home.

Diane said...

Mary, these photos belong in a Homes magazine--love them!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I agree with Diane, these photos belong in a magazine. Would those type of bushes grow here in Indiana? I just love how natural and pretty they look. I don't know much about buying bushes but want to learn.

Kendra Joyner said...

Hi Mary...lovin' the forsythia!! Oooh...and the painting in the background...great color! Happy Spring to ya!! :)

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Mary very nice. Beautiful color, elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

I love those pillows in the background...did you make them? All of your color makes me happy. HAPPY SPRING...We are behind you but the Pussy Willows are starting. Yea

Marsha said...

Mary, I so want to live at your house!

I had fun showing off your blog Friday afternoon. Hopefully you'll have some more ladies interested in the visual journaling.

Blessings.

C a r i s s a said...

Mary, YOUR HOUSE IS SO CUTE! I could cozy up in that living room for days! I'm loving all the colors in your space. Beautiful flowers too. Happy Spring!
Hugs and Love,
Carissa

Denise said...

Really lovely.

eMeLiNe Seet said...

wow Mary your work is amazing... Happy Spring :) !

Mollye said...

Beautiful arrangement Mary. It may be spring at your house but it is snowing here today! Hugs, Mollye

Lily said...

I can't believe those grow in your yard! How pretty!

My first day of spring resulted in 6 inches of snow and 40+ mph winds.

I live in Texas and it was close to 80 degrees the day before. Happy Spring. LOL.

WINDOWLAD said...

...and i'm wishing you the same... I love the randomness of the photos.... especially the kid... it reminds me of my li'l naughty cousins...!!!:D

Good day!!!:)

Keep safe!!!:)

>Kelvin

The Charm House said...

Mary!!! Just wanted to drop a note and see it if you are coming to our Ga. Bloggers meeting in April?
I would love to be walking your yard right now... Surprises everywhere!
Hugs,
Yvette

gladwellmusau said...

Hi Mary. The flowers are full of life and color. Oh...I almost smell their scent through my screen. Beautiful...can you export some?

Blessings and yes...I am enjoying the first days of Spring. Keep them coming....

Gladwell

Jane Farr said...

A beautiful and cheerful arrangement Mary!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Such Beautiful cheerful pic..

Vicki said...

Mary, every time I visit here, I'm blown away by your colorful surroundings! Love it. Love the forsythia too - gorgeous. And spring is definitely in the air!

Mechelle Harrison said...

Mary what a warm and inviting room!

laurel said...

Ah, yes, the Forsythias are bursting out. Lots of them in my neighborhood and love them. Love your decor I see in your room too.