20 March 2009

First Day of Spring

One of the best things about living in the South is experiencing the glorious beginning of the Spring season year after year.
I recall the first Spring I spent in Georgia while a graduate student at the University of Georgia in Athens ~ the blooming dogwoods sparkling under haded canopies evergreens, cherry blossoms floating off the trees in light breezes like snowflakes, tulip magnolias opening up to the sky, azaleas in every colour dotting landscapes, enormous rhododendrons nestled in the woods, fragrant wisteria climbing up trellises, and hydrangea mops in almost every garden. It is a gorgeous floral backdrop for the chartreuse leaf buds about to burst on the naked trees.
This is what we have growing in our Southern garden. I took these photographs today, the first day of Spring. Enjoy.
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Tulip Magnolia


Yoshino Cherry Blossom Tree



Wisteria



Dogwood Blossoms



Bubble Gum Pink Azaleas

Pom Poms ~ Hydrangea Tree



Pear Trees

Hot Pink Geraniums and Snowflake Bacopa

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Happy Spring to You All
Ciao amici,
Suzanne

5 comments:

Paula and Skip said...

Such beautiful pictures. All soul and spring. Wonderful blog. Paula, a German recent transplant to Florida

Stacy said...

I spent 4 years in GA and I fondly remmber the beauty of the dogwoods and azaleas. Thank you for sharing your photographs!

Ingrid in Umbria said...

Carissima,
Sei fortunata! Spring is "staggering" in Italy. Un giorno si, un giorno si! Temperatures going up and down, birds and flowers duck! Bacion, amica! Ingrid

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

The days here in the South are getting prettier and prettier, even with the rain showers this week.

Thank you all for writing.

julie king said...

oh how gorgeous all the trees are there in georgia!!!!

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