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Since it is cloudy, rainy, and dreary here today, I thought I’d share some photos that make me think of spring (and wish it was here yesterday!).


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tulips WA

tulips pink

peony tulips

tulip with bench

She Who Would Really Like to Be Sitting on That Bench

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Sorry – but I seem to be in a sunflower mood this week.

Here are a few photos that are inspiring my current love for the bright, cheerful flowers!

pale yellow sunflowers



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sunflowers against blue skyShe Who Is Digging the Cheerful Colors

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In our travels on our vacation, one stop took us to an heirloom garden where flowers and veggies popular a century or so ago were featured at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, WA.

garden arch

It was quite lovely.

purple poppy

There were plants that looked familiar and then some that we’d never seen before, like this gorgeous purple poppy. I want some of these!


The artichokes grew in spiky splendor along with staples like corn and potatoes.


They had the loveliest hollyhocks, growing contained where they were supposed to. While I gazed on in admiration, I saw Captain Cavedweller shudder. One year his mom and I both planted hollyhocks… apparently about three times as many as we should have and both of our yards were quickly overtaken with the towering blooms. I’ve been banned from ever again in this lifetime planting hollyhocks (I my mother-in-law was, too) so we have to admire them from afar.

flowers bright

I fell in love with this bright flower. I just loved the color and, of course, realized later I forgot to right down the name of the plant.

flowers against sky

Anyone have any ideas? The way they bloomed against the summer sky was absolutely gorgeous!

She Who Loves Seeing New Things


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I love lilacs.

Their delicate blossoms. Their fragrant scent. The beautiful shades of lavender.

I had a lilac bush up until the desolate septic project destroyed our back yard last year. It came from a start I got from my mom who got it from my grandpa. He enjoyed lilacs, too.

Spring without a lilac has not exactly seemed like spring.

So I’m making do today with some glorious substitutes for the real thing.

lilacs 1Light and lovely from Such Pretty Things


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Lilac and a book from A Good Thing Happened


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From Creative Country Mom Photography – can’t you almost smell the fragrance?

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And this beauty from A Little Junk in My Trunk

Happy Monday from She Who Loves Lilacs

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