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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

After The Wind and Rain

Redbud blooms carpet the garden (click photo to enlarge)

I have been in and out of my friend's garden weekly for years and had never seen this fantastic a carpet of magenta before. It made me smile. A gift from nature after days of gray sky, heavy rains, strong winds and dropping temperatures.

Mother Nature you are amazing.

Thank you for stopping by for visit~~this is a Wordless Wednesday post and as close to wordless as I can possibly get! The sun is shining and the forecast is for a beautiful spring day.

Practically Perfect Pink Phlox is almost ready to bloom....it's April and I am not fooling you! I hope you have a delightful day that is filled with gardening and contentment.

Gail

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I have two tiny redbuds with just a few tips of pink, but healthy! They are so beautiful here in So Indiana. Thanks for showing, I haven't seen them that way either. Hugs....Brooke

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  2. I was thinking the carpet of redbud blooms looks like creeping phlox.

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  3. I thought it was creeping Thyme or something like that, didn't even think about redbuds on the ground. Oh the rain... Hopefully we will have fewer areas in drought this year.

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  4. Wow those redbud petals on the ground look fantastic! Like a painting!

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  5. I love it when the redbuds, wisteria and dogwood trees do this!!

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  6. I just love the look of fallen petals on the ground. It's almost like a second show. Thanks for sharing that. I have a feeling its going to be quite a few years before I am able to see the same in my own garden. Happy April!

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  7. Sigh. You and Frances and those Tennessee redbuds are making me jealous (and homesick)! Ours won't be in bloom for another week or two (or three).

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  8. Beautiful photo, Gail! Gardens are so magical.

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  9. How pretty. My redbud suffers so much winter damage each year it has never bloomed. Maybe this spring.
    Marnie

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  10. Beautiful, Gail. That is what often happens when heavy winds hit my blooming Yoshino Cherry Tree. Yes, it's a lovely day ... Happy April!

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  11. Sometimes we have to look a little, but Mother Nature does provide ups with beauty always.

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  12. Great picture Gail. Those blooms are as lovely on the ground as they are on the tree.

    Our little Redbud has come into full bloom the last couple of days and the bees are going nuts over it!

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  13. Beautiful photo, though it took a second for my brain to process that the flowers had fallen onto the ground. We have redbuds here and I'm looking forward to their bloom. I'm going to a friend's later to photograph her lilac buds. I know you'll understand! :)

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  14. dear gail,

    haha...very funny even your wordless days are filled with words. lovely carpet. i love when nature does such things. have a happy first day of april, yippee!

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  15. Gail,

    It's looking great, isn't it? Those redbuds are so glorious. I don't know why my woods don't have any native ones. At a previous home, my woods were filled with redbuds and dogwoods. I think there's one native dogwood on our property. I have to drive around to get my redbud and dogwood fix! :-)

    Cameron

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  16. It is a pretty carpet but sometimes this happens too quickly for me. Just when the blooms are looking spectacular, in comes a rain or wind storm and poof they're off the tree! It's good to be able to appreciate the color no matter the location (tree or ground).

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  17. That is really a beautiful carpet!
    Katarina

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  18. What a lovely carpet of blooms! I can't believe PPPP is getting ready to bloom in your garden already Gail, that is amazing!

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  19. I just want to get out a couple of old gramdma china tea cups & sweet little cookies and sit under the branches in the petals - it is so romantic looking.

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  20. Hi My friends...I am in the garden soaking up Vitamin D and cleaning up. I will answer all comments this evening. You are the best! gail

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  21. Lovely - a sight we don't have over here :(

    Glad you enjoyed today's post and what a lovely compliment you left in your comment :)

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  22. Dear Gail....mother nature's gifts are wonderful....and they come when you least expect them. We all complain when it rains but it makes a wonderful difference to the garden.
    Glad you are feeling the suns warmth....we had a sunny day with a chilly wind....I worked in the garden all afternoon, it was lovely......

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  23. What an amazing picture. Glad you are enjoying some sun - it makes all the difference to a gardening day!

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  24. When I lived in Santa Barbara, after a good wind in February the Jackaranda's would carpet the street with purple blooms as well...I always thought it was a magical moment:)

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  25. Amazing photo, Gail. Cherry trees in our neighborhood often leave similar blankets.

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  26. Hi Gail, I thought it was phlox as well. This spring has been a nice wet cool one. I hope that bodes well for the coming summer. Wet and cool? HA
    Frances

    Frances will be back soon, in the meantime, Don Rickles is in charge.

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  27. That is the only form of carpet I like. Obviously, I'm saying I got rid of my indoor carpet due to the pets! I just love a carpet of flowers though.
    Brenda

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  28. The beautiful petals on the ground grab your attention with their vivid colour.
    Enjoy your day out in the sunshine.

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  29. Gail ... keep an eye on Don Rickles there .. could get tricky !
    I love a mass of colour like that : ) and .. tomorrow is supposed to be a magical Spring day and the deck will be totally done in ONE DAY ............. ; )
    P.S. Did you restock your chocolate stash ??????????

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  30. Gail a carpet of colored blossom petals..how blessed after a grey winter...Spring is there! :)NG

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  31. I thought it was ceeping phlox too when I first saw it. I have a very similar color. :)

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  32. She sure is amazing! Wow! That looks like dreamland!

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  33. Gorgeous Gail. I love that color.

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  34. This is beautiful,Gail! So glad you shared this photo with us. I can't wait for the redbuds to bloom here.

    By the way, I've never participated in Wordless Wednesday yet, because I have trouble remaining "wordless" :)

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  35. What a glorious carpet of blossoms. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a picnic in the middle of them!

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  36. Hi Gail! As sad as it might be not to have the blossoms on the trees a little longer, all I can say is "Wow!" That was a treat for the eyes! :-)

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  37. Isn't it fun how some plants give you a second show from the ground up. Wordless?? tee hee...

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  38. Lovely photo Gail! I love to watch the flowers as they are falling from the trees with the breeze. It make me feel like I'm surrounded by something magical.

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  39. I have several Redbuds in my yard and it does make a pretty site - Almost as pretty as when the blooms are on the tree

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  40. Ah, you're making me miss my old redbud and that beautiful carpet Gail! I might just have to drive by the old house to see it.

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  41. Oh, I do love that color of redbud! Luscious, even as fallen petals.

    I have a PPPP awaiting planting ... just have to decide where it should go!

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  42. That's a glorious pink carpet, Gail!
    Happy April!
    Mother Nature is foolin' with us this week - bright, warm sunshine yesterday...gloomy skies and pouring rain today...snow showers predicted for tomorrow.
    Our April showers are torrents at the moment :(

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