F Simple and Serene Living: WHERE DID SPRING GO? 09 10
Thursday, March 16, 2017

WHERE DID SPRING GO?

Spring was in full bloom when I arrived in Atlanta last week.

The colors were magnificent.


I had almost forgotten how wonderful the azaleas are in the deep south.


They were everywhere.


The other spring flowers were blooming too. Not sure what these are, but they made the perfect blanket cascading down some stone steps. 


The trees were also blooming and  were reaching for a gorgeous blue spring sky.


It was perfect until winter came roaring back bringing rain and much colder temperatures. 

Now I am back home wondering where it went. However, at least we are not suffering the brutal snowstorm that has hit so many of you.

Next week spring will officially begin, and I for one can't wait.

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20 comments:

  1. It was gorgeous here in Georgia but the cold has hurt many of the blooms. I just hope they come back but then allergies will also come back. Sigh...oh well!

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    1. When I got back to Kentucky all of the blossoms on the trees had turned brown. It is awful.

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  2. Hi Laura :)

    It's been pretty here too, but I know old man winter isn't done with us yet ;)

    xo,
    rue

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  3. Great pics, Laura. My #2 is moving to Atlanta in June for a job. I can't wait to visit her. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Oh, how beautiful! So hard to imagine when I'm sitting here looking out the window at gray skies and bare trees. I can't wait until spring finally hits here!

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    1. It will arrive for all of us soon I hope. The last couple of days have been some of the coldest we have had all winter.

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  5. I'm glad you're safely home. I miss my East Texas azaleas. I had such vibrant colored blooms.
    Brenda

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    1. I had wonderful azaleas in North Carolina too. We do have some here, but there aren't that many and not as lush. I'm glad to be home, but I do miss my babies.

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    2. We do have some azaleas here in Kentucky, but they are not the wonderful masses of color that is found further south.

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  6. What a treat to see the flowers in the South! In Wisconsin, we don't actually get spring until mid April, despite what the calendar reads. Once we accept that, we can deal with our long wait better. Hope spring comes to you when it's supposed to, Laura! LOL Thank you for your kind words about Tuppence. xo I hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. The sun is shining today. That does more to lift my spirits than anything else. Hope you get your spring soon.

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  7. I'm glad you had a good trip! Your flower pictures were vibrantly beautiful - like spring.

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    1. The color and the trip were both wonderful. I love spring so much.

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  8. Gorgeous photos! I love all the beautiful spring flowers and colors. Some of ours that bloomed too early were nipped in the bud by ole man winter early in the week. But it's warmed back up again. Strange weather we've had so far this year. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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    1. We are going to start to warm up again this weekend. I plan to get out and start walking again to enjoy it.

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  9. Hi Laura,
    The purple creeper you were admiring is a perennial called Phlox panicullata; creeping phlox.

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    1. Thank you, Kris for that information. It is truly beautiful.

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  10. Such vibrant colours! Spring does put a smile on our faces, doesn't it?

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