Friday, March 17, 2006

Bluebells



Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica).

We have an area that floods whenever it rains a lot in the spring. It was pretty grown up, so Hubby cut a couple of paths through it with the tractor.

Look what popped up on one of the paths!

19 comments:

meresy_g said...

Oh, I love, love, love bluebells. The combination of the lavender buds and the blue blooms is just stunning. I wish I could grow them, but they need a moist wooded area like you have, to be happy. Great photo.

Lorianne said...

Wow...I'm amazed & impressed that you have wildflowers already! As much as I love New England, I miss having a real spring (vs. snow in March, mud in April, & black flies in May).

Ericka said...

beautiful! thank you for sharing your spring with us until ours decides to meander through.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Oh what great colors you have there. I love seeing spring in Alabama, and knowing it's going to work its way north until it shines its warm and sunny light here. Until then, I'm enjoying having a bit of your spring.

Jenn said...

Serendipity.

Jerry said...

What is this color you show in your pictures. It looks like green, but that cannot be!

Are these from last year?

pablo said...

You get all the nice stuff (but then you're worthy of it). This makes me think I should be out in my woods right now looking for signs of spring.

I Gallop On said...

Thanks for sharing a breath of spring from down south. This will help tide me over until it comes ambling over this way!

Dana said...

I love an Alabama Spring! What a beautiful picture!

I can't wait to get back down there at Easter and visit. My mother says her flowers are bloomin' like crazy!

Judith said...

One of my very favorites! I have them in my garden but must wait longer to see them--the ground is still frozen where I am. Seeing yours is a joy! Lovely photo!

fletch said...

Y'all are really ahead of us up here in East Tennessee. The bluebells usually don't show up until mid to late April up this way. Spring is so awesome!

Rachel said...

Whoa! They are so delicate and lovely!!

Bronwyn said...

Hello, I found your blog via PurplePen, which I found via another blog, etc etc.
I enjoyed your photos. Your blog reminds me of mine in that I have quite a few photos which I've taken, mainly of birds, in my garden, as you'll see if you visit, which I hope you will?

TheTwinkie said...

Those are so beautiful!

Twinks ;)

Sonia said...

What a beautiful colors!

Floridacracker said...

I think these are actually Alabama bluebells.

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all! I can't tell you how thrilled I was when we moved here, to find bluebells blooming wild!

Yes these are current pics. But for everyone further north who's a little jealous, I would point out that we're having a frost or two again this week. And tornado warnings.

Rainypete said...

I'd almost take a tornado warning or two to escape this frozen and dreary weather that we can't seem to shake.

Bluebells are one of my favourites though. Enjoy.

yllstonewolf said...

i grew up with these as my favorite. when i was little my grandmother took me to a place by a creek that was covered with bluebells. i can still see it if i close my eyes.