First Day of Spring Blog Hop Entry

10730936_682050778572597_8745532797462617138_nGoodbye Winter Hello Spring!

Today I got an email from Territorial Seeds wishing me a happy first day of spring! Some sun would be nice!

Today the clouds are gray and it’s a bit chilly. We haven’t had a frost for some time, only rain. IMG_20150320_152912[1]My house is on a hill not far from the water, and there’s a deep and beautiful forest (Banner Woods) near me so we’re surrounded by lots of Douglas Fir and Cedars. Woodsy. We seem to get our seasons about a week or two later than surrounding areas.

I don’t  know if it is true where you live, but where I live the flowers seem to bloom in color stages, beginning with white. IMG_20150320_152947[1] The first blooms we always get are the Star Magnolias.

Right now, they are well at the end of their prime, but what’s so beautiful about this tree is that when the wind blows, it snows flowers all over the yard.  Sometimes, depending on the weather other trees will bloom along with it like the huge pink Cherry Blossom tree that grows next to it. Then we have a tempest of white and pink blossoms falling from the sky. But not this year.


Just as the winter was mild, with no snow and only a couple weeks of freezing temperatures, the spring is subtly creeping in. I noticed the pear and plums are budding out. But for now, my Hostas take the crown.  They are so faithful!

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About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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14 Responses to First Day of Spring Blog Hop Entry

  1. lacipaige says:

    I have Hostas too! they are forever faithful, as are my crocus bulbs 🙂
    Thanks for for participating in the hop!

  2. Lauri Fern says:

    Wonderful pictures! It’s wonderful to be surrounded by nature. Thank you for sharing!

  3. nadiakilrick says:

    I enjoyed the walk around your place, Dianne. I love hearing from Territorial Seeds. Instead of dreams of sugarplums, I have dreams of heirloom veggie seeds all winter. Spring, time to plant those babies. 😉

  4. janecarroll674854527 says:

    Such lovely pictures…I love the description of your ‘neck of the woods!’

  5. Thank you Jennifer. I really should have taken photos before the tree started molting! We’ll have to do this in the summer when my poppies are in bloom!

  6. Beautiful pictures! Magnolias are my all time favorites.

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