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Friday, January 15, 2010

Have A Wonderful January 2010 GBBD

When winter's frigid chill descends upon a garden and all hope of January bloom has been dashed away~

Then you must repair to the florist for blooms sufficient to keep you smiling.
I do hope you are smiling and have a wonderful time today. It's January 15 and that means Bloom Day. An event that knows no geographical boundaries and is celebrated hither and yon in this great big wonderful world we inhabit. Please visit Carol, May Dreams Gardens for a link to all gardenbloggers who are celebrating the day!

I can't completely participate~~no commenting~~but, will be enjoying them all with you. Carol this post is for you.... I haven't missed a GBBD since I began blogging almost two years ago!

Gail

55 comments:

  1. Gail girl you did a great job just getting on here to post with these gorgeous blooms ! Hope you are resting up your hand and it is feeling a bit better .. it is such a long process .. trying to feel better at this time of the year .. all the forces seem to be against us some how ? ;-)
    Feel brighter soon girl !!
    Joy

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  2. I had to scroll back and look at that first tulip three times. What a gorgeous picture. Thank you, thank you, Gail, for that blast of spring!

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  3. Beautiful blooms! Brightens a winter a day.

    take care of that hand!
    Cameron

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  4. You are so right and I need to visit the florist again today. Heal well!

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  5. Good job, Gail! Nothing like cut flowers in winter to cheer things up. (Fortunately, we have orchids and Christmas cacti still in bloom, so we're holding off on the "boughten" bouquets until February. But we sure do love 'em!) Sending you an absolutely fabulous mental bouquet and wishing you the speediest possible recovery. I am SO glad things are going well!!!

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  6. What amazing colors. Looking at them brings that little, involuntary ahhhh just like watching fireworks.
    Marnie

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  7. Looks like a splash of Summer!! Beautiful Gail, continue to rest that thumb.

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  8. Stunning photography Gail! Hope your hand is better every hour. Tulips in January are my favorite! They give joy and hope for springs return.You describe GBBD in such a lovely way! Sending warm thoughts of healing your way. Carol

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  9. Sometimes you just have to buy the blooms. Happy Bloom Day, Gail!

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  10. It's certainly Spring where you are, Gail. Those blooms are so dazzling. Hope you are mending well and quickly.

    We both have a perfect record for Bloom Day. It's fun to visit other bloggers gardens to see what's in bloom.

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  11. They surely gladden my heart, just to see any bloom. Thanks
    Rosey

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  12. Gail that first picture especially is really gorgeous.

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  13. Ah, lovely blooms Gail. I really must get myself to a florist soon! Say, I like your new "ask first" element. Hope it helps!

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  14. Hello Gail,

    Now, that is a great idea! If those who are tired of gray winter days would just go to their local florist they can bring home a bouquet of bright, beautiful flowers + help their local economy ;-)

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  15. OOOOOOOhhhhh tulips. I love tulips. Want tulips now. These are gorgeous flowers, Gail. Feeling better. Want tulips. ;-)

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  16. Yup, smiling. Grinning from ear to ear, to be precise. When I landed on your blog and saw the top photo I exclaimed Wow! loud enough to force that lazy cat off my lap. I can never get enough of orange and yellow. Happy GBBD. :)

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  17. What beauties. Love tulips, so colorful, and such a splash of spring. Great choice for GBD.

    Jen

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  18. Even though you don't have blooms outside, you were still able to capture fantastic photos of some beautiful tulips. Hey, sometimes we just gotta have them inside!

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  19. You are a trooper, Gail, to participate today! I love all these bright colors--flowers are the perfect antidote to the winter blahs. Hope you're on your way to a speedy recovery.

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  20. The florist can always be counted upon ... I need to make a trip there as well... who would have EVER thought it would be so!

    Maybe I'll stop at one on my way back from the beach this afternoon... need to get away from the dullness to breathe in the salty air. Do take care of your health, dear Gail. Looking forward to your recovery and all the gardens' recovering across this great land.
    Happy GBBD.
    Meems

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  21. These colors are needed during the brown and gray season. I hope they also speed your recovery.

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  22. Thank you Gail for bringing sunshine into my life for a brief moment....beautiful bright blooms.

    Still sending healing wishes.....

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  23. What a wonderful treat - tulips my favorite - Gosh I am looking forward to tulip time
    Take care Gail rest those wrists
    K
    xx

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  24. Gail, Happy Bloom Day! Indoor blooms are great when winter dashes any outdoor hopes.~~Dee

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  25. Hi Gail, those tulips just about knocked my glasses off my head! The first shot is a prize winner, but all are beautiful. You are quite sneaky, my friend. :-)
    Frances

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  26. Great tulips - I was abit confused there at first

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  27. Excellent solution for winter blooms Gail!

    My oldest daughter treats herself to a grocery store bouquet every week. It makes her happy, and she says it's worth every penny.

    Hope you're healing well. xoxo

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  28. Such vibrant colours not long to wait for them to flower now.

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  29. Love those blooms. The colors are just right to get you all warmed up for a winter's day.

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  30. Tulips shout spring don't they Gail? A lovely treat for yourself. I hope they help you in a speedy recovery.

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  31. Wow! Those blooms are even more outstanding than the ones in my head! Think I might follow your lead and buy some in tomorrow... Happy January!

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  32. Happy GBBD to you. Love the tulips.

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  33. oooh, can't wait until we are seeing these in our gardens! Beautiful Gail whether they're from the florist or not. Congrats too on not missing a bloom day. I definitely can't say the same.

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  34. I am so glad you are well enough to post Gail. I can see why you were drawn to these blooms. They are so cheerful. You deserve a big bouquet of sun loving promises of spring. Happy GBBD.

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  35. Wonderful lead-in photo of the tulip. Glad to see you are healing. Even at 1/2 power you are still one of the more faithful bloggers around...

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  36. i find getting blooms in winter is a must. glad you were able to still participate in bloom day.
    happy january.

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  37. Hope this finds you well and blooming. The tulips are stunning and a real boost to the spirit in these cold gray days.

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  38. Oh my word, Gail, your photographs are wonderful! I wanted to reach out and touch the velvety petals of the flowers.

    Thanks for stopping by Hill Country Mysteries,and for leaving comments, particularly "It Could Always Suck Worse". I hesitated to post that one.

    Meeting new friends is the best thing about blogging. I'm glad to make your acquaintance and will enjoy following your seasons. We're habitat gardeners too so I'm looking forward to seeing how you bring in wildlife.

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  39. What beautiful photographs of perfect looking flowers. I did a double take on the first one thinking it was a painting!!! Gorgeous!

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  40. How lovely, Gail! Your stunning photos speak for you :)

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  41. Hi Gail~~ I hope your recovery is progressing nicely. I love these photos!

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  42. Good to hear from you. Take care, and take it easy! Lovely colours by the way!

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  43. Way to go, Gail! Beautiful doesn't quite describe those photos! :-) Are you doing well??

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  44. Now that's a dose of color that will tide me over for a while. Luv it!

    donna

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  45. Thanks - I needed a nice burst of color today!! Very nice shots.

    I took a bunch of flower photos in Florida this past summer that I never posted....maybe for the next bloom day!

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  46. Yes, tulips are just the thing to brighten a dreary winter day. I think I'll pick some up tomorrow. Hope your healing continues.

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  48. oh i can't wait for spring tulips, I've planted three kinds out front and scattered more crocus and anemones across the lawn throughout the grass, and I've had my face in every hyacinth I come across at the market for a month now, get well soon Gail spring is on its way!!

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  49. Seeing tulips in the stores now is getting me excited to see them outside too, it really won't be that long. You chose some very pretty ones!

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  50. Gail, I stopped by to tell you of a spammer on your October Wildflower post that you might like to be aware of. You are one among several that I've alerted and subsequently have written a post on changing our comments sections. Hope this is helpful. Thanks, Diana

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  51. Gail, it matters not where the blooms come from...they bring a smile regardless :)
    Those vibrant colors are just what we need during this colder than usual winter we're having.
    The current warming trend is very welcome here in NY, and the snowfall for the first half of our day was beautiful. Hope you're having warmer weather at C&L today too.
    I trust you're finding interesting and enjoyable activities to occupy your time as your hand heals. And I hope the healing is going very well.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers dear friend.

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  52. Wow, good tulips are hard to find even at the florist at this time of year!

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