Thursday, January 20, 2011

From the Archives: Flowers in Our Yard



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

These pretty blue flowers tell us each year that Spring has truly arrived. We have several areas on the upper side of our yard which are nearly impossible to mow because of rocks and tree roots. We have periwinkle growing there now, which keeps the weeds under control and gives us a pretty green and blue carpet each Spring.

33 comments:

Ann said...

This is an unusual color. My granddad grew them, and we enjoyed popping the seed pods.

Mildred said...

These are such bright and cheerful blooms in early Spring. Hope you enjoy your day George.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I really love all of the flowers in your backyard.

That one looks absolutely beautiful!

Have a great day!

teca said...

Lovely...

Hugs.

EG Wow said...

Very pretty, George! I look forward to their perky blooms in spring too!

KathyA said...

Lovely, George!

Jen said...

Love it, especially since there is snow falling as I type this

Alan said...

Lovely! I'm looking forward to spring - it's been so cold here.

rainfield61 said...

The colour is lovely.

It is good to see the flowers before spring.

Fred Alton said...

I like all plants that I don't have to mow! ☺

Pat - Arkansas said...

The first time I ever saw periwinkles was as a freshman in college where an area along side the library had a large patch of them. I had read of 'periwinkle blue' but had never before understood exactly what color it was. Blue is not one of my favorite colors, but this shade is almost purple, and very lovely. Nice photo, George. Thanks for the hint of Spring to come. It's supposed to snow 1"-2" here today.

imac said...

Blooming blue good George.

Small City Scenes said...

I like Vinca in someone elses yard. the blue is so pretty.

Again blogger will not let me post a comment on your other blog. Time will tell---in the meantime--grrrrrr!! MB

Happyone :-) said...

Bright and cheery little flowers.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I need to get me some bulbs for some spring colour around my yard, thanks for the reminder :-)

Life Ramblings said...

such beautiful blooms. love the vibrant colours.

Ginny said...

We have a few of these little blue flowers in our yard, too. The inside is square! I must have looked them up, but I don't know what they are now.

-teri said...

I have lots of robins-- but periwinkle is a long way off- thanks for the reminder of spring!

Lily Riani said...

oh! thats how you know. what a pretty colour to welcome your spring. similar scenario to sakura in japan.

Leovi said...

Beautiful precious delicate tones.

Sandra said...

beautiful and spring is showing here, the rains made everything brilliant green and the flowers sparkle, just like these

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I love the color of your flowers on the vine...trying to think of the name...vinca??? that's not it...terrific photo catching that glorious color!!!

Darla said...

Oh George, do show the area when it is in full bloom!!

Kay said...

Hi George. What a pretty little flower this is.

You left a comment on my Photoblog for today about the water being low in the Santa Clara River. Well George, that riverbed is totally dry 10 to 11 months out of the year and what you see in the photo is actually "a lot" of water for this riverbed. We live about 1/2 mile from this riverbed and we love to see it when there is water running.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kay

Kim, USA said...

I so long to see this flower this coming Spring and Summer. Like the royal blue. ^_^ Thanks for the visit!
Watch my Sky

Chris said...

Lovely shot of the periwinkle George. There is alot growing in one of the woods I walk in, but not yet.

Reader Wil said...

This is my favourite colour, George! Does this flower already bloom?

LV said...

Pray for an early spring, so we can enjoy these sights again.

Carletta said...

It is one of my very first favorites to see as well George.
Little blooms with a big impact.

Ryan said...

wow spring sure comes early down there George.

SandyCarlson said...

Those guys are among my springtime favorites, too. They tell me spring is for real!

Janie said...

This is a great macro of the periwinkle! I'm looking forward to spring and flowers.

Indrani said...

Beautiful color, you have a good collection. :)