Friday, March 18, 2011

Signs of Spring

No matter how long the winter,

spring is sure to follow. ~ Proverb


Pink Hyacinth

Sunday, March 20, 2011 . . .


Mexican Cherry

Is the First Day of Spring.


Tulip Magnolia Tree

"The first day of spring is one thing,


Texas Redbud Tree


and the first spring day is another." Henry Van Dyke


Joining




Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

64 comments:

  1. Sarah gorgeous pictures. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace

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  2. Sarah, these pictures are so pretty! It is wonderful to see that Spring has sprung! It is rainy and cold here today. Autumn has begun.

    Hope you have a pretty and happy weekend.

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

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  3. Spring! And I can almost smell the hyacinths in your photos!
    Cathy

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  4. Love all the gorgeous pink colors! What a wonderful lift for the spirit and just what I needed! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Sarah!

    Sylvia

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  5. Wow they are so pretty flowers. happy Pink Saturday...see you.

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  6. Its another Pink Saturday.....I am always amazed at ALL the pink stuff...we come up with....stop by and see what everyone is doing this week-end!
    God Bless you!
    Kandy

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  7. Your pink flowers are gorgeous, Sarah. I love Spring!...Christine

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  8. Hello sweet Sarah
    I must say that green cupcake is very cute, and those cookies YUMMY.
    No problem with catching up, life does that to us sometimes.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes Sarah.
    Happy PS and Happy Spring.
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxo

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  9. Your pictures are so pretty! Just love Hyacinth, such sweet fragrance!

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  10. Gorgeous! Around here, we call the tulip magnolia the Japanese magnollia.

    And I have been asking folks what to call the Texas redbud. I LOVE it. I'm so glad to have a name.

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  11. Beautiful photos Sarah. We were thinking of trekking down to Lady Bird Lake this weekend to take some photos of the blooming trees. But I think we might wait until sxsw is over. It's so nice to see everything in bloom again. There is nothing prettier than spring in Central Texas. I hope we have a good wildflower show this year! Kat

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  12. Hello Sarah,
    you show us so wonderful photos, spring is every year so full hopeness.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  13. Beautiful spring flowers heralding in the warmer days.
    Love the pink hyacinth to bits!
    Have a wonderful weekend, mon amie.

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  14. Beautiful, and so welcome! I haven't seen a hyacinth yet, but yesterday I photographed daffodils, joy in my camera.

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  15. Beautiful photos! We are having a wonderful spring weekend here. Today it might rain a little, but that is ok. We can use it.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  16. Those lovely flowers take my breath away. They are so beautiful.

    I am having a $50. giveway on my blog...please stop over and enter!!!

    http://handcraftedbymaryannmiller.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-am-celebrating-with-spring-giveway.html

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  17. Hi Sarah,

    I love hyacinths, and these a so pretty! Happy Spring, and happy PS to you!

    Debbie

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  18. If I could I'd turn into a ladybug and climb into all that pink - I love it! Your Van Dyke quote is perfect for what we're having up here - rain, rain and more rain.

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  19. Beautiful, Sarah. I checked my hyacinths and they are up enough to see the big fat buds...I can hardly wait for them to start blossoming so I can get my fill of their heady perfume!

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  20. Sarah your Texas red buds are ahead of ours, but our purple magnolias are in full flower. I just love spring! Beautiful shots.

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  21. How fun to see the colorful blooms Sarah! I really do think spring is exciting-enjoy:@)

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  22. Oh that Mexican Cherry tree is beautiful..is it hard to grow? I would love one of those..What is your growing zone?
    ~Sincerely,
    Shirley

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  23. Beautiful flowers! I'm so happy spring is nearly here!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Annette

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  24. Beautiful photos, Sarah girl.
    Some of our blooming trees are beginning to....well.....bloom.:)
    Not too much else right now, tho.

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  25. Happy Spring! Such glorious photos to usher in Spring.

    It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. More beautiful flowers to pluck right off the page!
    xo,
    Sena

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  27. Hi,

    Visiting from Pink Saturday.

    The pink blooms are beautiful.

    Please visit me too.

    Graciously. monah

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  28. I LOVE HYACINTHS and your header is so beautiful that I can almost smell the fragrance!!!

    I've been dying to find some blog time to tell you that my daughter made it to SXSW and is loving every minute of it. They had one booking but the rest of the time, she and her band have been playing on the sidewalks and they've had the time of their lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmGpHPS-b3s

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  29. Happy Spring Sarah!

    We are enjoying delightful Spring weather here at the lake. No redbuds yet, though.:-)

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  30. Just look at all those beautiful blooms! Spring is Springing ... three cheers!

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  31. I love the spring time flowers...I see you do too! I found you via Ms. Rhondi...any friend of hers is a friend of mine!! :-)
    I also love Pink Saturday! I have enjoyed looking around your blog!! There is so much to see and look at!! Great job!
    I am your newest follower! I am a brand new blogger; therefore, I am just learning!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!

    ~~~rhonda~~~

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  32. I love the spring time flowers...I see you do too! I found you via Ms. Rhondi...any friend of hers is a friend of mine!! :-)
    I also love Pink Saturday! I have enjoyed looking around your blog!! There is so much to see and look at!! Great job!
    I am your newest follower! I am a brand new blogger; therefore, I am just learning!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!

    ~~~rhonda~~~

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  33. Wonderful quotes and beautiful flowers, Sarah! Happy PS! Happy Spring!

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  34. Beautiful Sarah! Isn't Spring wonderful? Thanks for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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  35. Sarah, beautiful spring pictures and we will be having wonderful summer like temps today here. Have a great week!

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  36. Love your Spring photos and your great Springy quotes! Happy PS!!!!! dana

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  37. Your blooms are so beautiful! Love this time of year. Now for the first blooms of the roses. Can't wait for those.

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  38. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Spring, Sarah. I am loving it all.

    The redbuds are blooming here, too. We noticed them edging many wooded areas on a drive this weekend.

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  39. Beautiful photos, Sarah! Spring is just around the corner..can't wait! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  40. Sarah, How wonderful to see the trees blooming! I saw one yesterday just brightened the day!
    Sherry

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  41. Sarah,
    Ah-h-h. . .I could almost smell the blossoms! Lovely, breathtaking post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  42. Beautiful! How I miss the tulip tree in our old yard!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  43. Are these beautiful flowers and trees in your yard? A bit too early for ours to bloom but my crocuses are blooming...oh and my pussy willow is budding out! ;) Yeah!
    Donna

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  44. What wonderful Spring photo's.The beautiful pink hues are a celebration of Spring!
    http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/21/springtimes-laughter/
    Yvette x

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  45. Such lovely pinks! Spring is just spectacular!!

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  46. Gorgeous photos Sarah. It is so nice to finally see Spring. I really love to see the difference in States bloom at different times.

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  47. Beautiful photos! I love seeing the color that is beginning to appear with the arrival of spring.
    Have a great week.
    Jane

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  48. Wonderful Spring photos and wise thoughts !Happy Spring!

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  49. Love your pinks Sarah! Our neighbors have a Tulip Magnolia that full of gorgeous blooms! I'm hoping our spring weather lingers and we don't barrel into summer~ it was 80 over the weekend!

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  50. Hello Sarah,
    The perfect start to your post - a beautiful Hyacinth. Oh, the loveliness of the flower and it's fragrance - a joy! Lovely poetry and blooms - goes perfectly together. Thank you for sharing this with us at Celebrate Spring with Victoria,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  51. When I opend your site it was like I could almost smell your beautiful blooms.
    Oh how I wish my yard had beautiful flower in it right now.
    Hope your doing well
    Happy Spring
    Maggie

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  52. I bought a pot of pink hyacinths the other day and thought of you. :)

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  53. Hi Sarah..yay....what a beautiful tribute to Spring...gorgeous photos..inspiring and magical! Thank you for always sharing such beauty!
    Happy Spring to you!
    Kiki

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  54. Very pretty pink flowering trees! Wish I could smell your hyacinth! It's so lovely. Bess

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  55. hi Sarah, What a beautiful way to welcome Spring than with your Pink Hyacinth, one of my favorites, beauty and fragrance, and how lovely are those trees. I know Your garden must be a a beautiful place.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  56. Oh Sarah, what a gorgeous blooming tree, I have always loved redbuds!

    Happy Spring~

    Nancy

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  57. Spring has definitely sprung......and it was a whopping 90 degrees here today, more like mid-Summer!

    Today the wisteria opened its purple flowers in the heat - I was shocked as yesterday the buds were tightly closed with just a peep of green foliage.

    Happy week Sarah.

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  58. Thanks for sharing your beautiful trees and I can almost smell the hyacinth. I love the signs of spring. We will see the trees flowering here very soon.

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  59. Spring has sprung here for sure. The pollen is so thick. Beautiful flower pictures.

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  60. Gorgeous, Sarah! Absolutely gorgeous!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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