Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring - Birthday Blooms

“When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege

it is to be alive - to breathe,
to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Marcus Aurelius

Vanda



Penelope


Spiderwort



Prosperity



Spicy Jatropha




Purple Queen - Tradescandia pallida





Penelope



Bon Silene



Morning Glories



Hibiscus



Golden Dewdrop



George Tabor Azalea



Bromeliad bloom



Morning glories






Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

13 comments:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the quote! Happy Birthday and first day of spring. Two important days all in one :) Your flowers look so pretty this morning.

Jim Groble said...

Great pics and post. is the red flower, 4 pictures in, a quince? jim

FlowerLady said...

Thanks Catherine. It is a gorgeous first day of spring and my 61st bday. Looking forward to celebrating with DH tonight. Hope you have a lovely first day of spring in your wonderful gardens.

Thanks Jim ~ That is a Spicy Jatropha. I didn't have time to put the names of plants, will do that later.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
FlowerLady

Jenni said...

A wonderful post to kick off the first day of spring! Thank you for sharing the quote, it's perfect.

Noelle said...

Your Iris are so beautiful. I love the delicate pink colors. But, I have to admit that your roses are still my favorite :-)

lemonverbenalady said...

Happy, happy birthday, FlowerLady! Happy to share your flowers until mine are blooming! They are beautiful as you are!

Merrie said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a glorious day to celebrate life in Florida.
Sigh...wish I was there too!

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a wonderful display of beautiful flowers. Thanks.

Kit said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend! It is a perfect day for your birthday, since you have such a gift with Mother Nature and all her things beautiful! Celebrate! Love, Kit

Annie said...

Just beautiful beautiful flowers

sweet bay said...

Happy Birthday and Happy First Day of Spring! The garden gave you some beautiful birthday presents this year.

Tracy said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful, FlowerLady! Your blooms are so pretty. :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Good morning FlowerLady,
It sounds like you had a great birthday. I enjoyed reading your last several posts and seeing your lovely blooms and home.

I just had breakfast, and plan to get back to work. As I was putting things away in the kitchen the last few days, I'd leave miscellaneous items in boxes to go through later. Today, I need to sort through those items and decide what's going in the kitchen, the basement, and out of the house.

Thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog. I redid my gridwall since taking the first photos, so plan to take some more today if I find my camera and do a post of that side of the kitchen.

Belated birthday hugs,
Sue