Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wet Bloom Tuesday Picks

This collection above is my pick for Bloom Tuesday. These poor little spring show stealer are drooping today from all the heavy rain drops resting on them this afternoon. I lost count of how many times I attempted to go outside to get today's shot but the rain seem to come down harder.

The collection above is a peak into my world today. Little Calico Kitty Betty is keeping dry under my porch rocker and the magnolia tree taking it's time to bloom. THANK GOD because I would get some extremely wet shoes just to be close enough to use my cameras MACRO mode. The wet drive down my lane and a close up off a white daffodil.
Super Excited to share the green starting to pop on my Clematis vine.
creeping phlox plants as Phlox subulata
The purple blooms are starting to arrive in my garden. I am excited to see that the rain is helping the phlox plant start to bloom.

Forsythias (Forsythia viridissima) or Golden Bells

I wanted to share this collection with you all because last year this bush didn't bloom completely and it appears to only be blooming on the bottom layer. After the green appears I might try getting the hedgers out and giving this Forsythia a nice trim job. I am guessing this bush is at least 10 years old. It was on the property when we moved in 6 years ago. The few blooms it has are just wonderful so I am sharing them with you above.

I have to end my entry for today with a very little bundle of joy. This is one of the sweet new additions to our rabbitary here at BGgarden. She is a four week old Netherland Dwarf. This little baby fits in the palm of my hand. Aren't they the cutest little things ever? The Netherland doesn't get much bigger then 3 pounds at adult size.

Signing off with hopes of a much drier day tomorrow!


L. D. Burgus said...

Fantastic photos and what a neat cat. The bunny is beyond description. I know of photographers intentionally spraying water on their flowers for special effects before taking their picture but you certainly didn't have to worry about that.

Sharon said...

Great captures!

The time to prune the forsythia is right after it's done blooming. If you wait too long, you won't get a good showing next year.

Oh my you should have hear my mom yell at my dad the year he did a second pruning in the summer. ;)

Susie said...

That little bunny is adorable. Loved the raindrops on your blooms.

Shellmo said...

loved all the photos w/ the rain drops on the blooms - beautiful!
How will the kitty like the new bunny?! :-)

Kelly said...

...the raindrops on the daffodil are beautiful, and I love your cute little bunny. He is so sweet!

Tatyana said...

Hi Bren! Rains can be annoying, but the pictures of the flowers with rain drops are among the best! As for your new addition, I hope it won't grow to be as one of those bunnies from my Easter post!

Heather said...

Bren- your photos are fantastic and that bunny is darling. Ours died this last year, we haven't replaced him. That one is adorable.

Sheila said...

Your photos are lovely!
I adore the bunny..!
My forsythia has not done it's best in the last two years, I will follow your lead and try cutting out the older stems after it has flowered. Your garden is far ahead of ours, I would guess by about 3 weeks.

The wild rabbits we get in our yard are huge as you observed. Sometimes they winter under our deck and we have seen several babies in the past. There seem to be a lot more cats in our neighborhood now, and I think it scares them off.

Gail said...

I love the bunny....and even small ones produce good compost for the garden! Lovely blooms and great photos...gail

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! I think I'm in love!!!!!! That bunny has be the cutest thing I've seen this week. How precious! Can you tell I'm having a "cute attack"?


Phillip said...

Outstanding photos. The cat and bunny are so cute!

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous spring views! And furry ones too. I hope your Easter was wonderful--we actually had one of the first warm days up here this spring. Its been so late coming but I did see some crocus peeking out along a neighbor's bed.
Your blog is so nice to visit. Have a great weekend, my friend.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What a sweet, sweet face! :-) We've been getting lots of rain this spring...and we so needed it. Beautiful pics! susan