Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mellow Yellow


It was a picture perfect day today.  A day full of sunshine and happiness as far as the eye could see. And it was a pleasant respite after days of grey skies and rain, and then more rain for good measure, I suppose. There are days when I am amazed at how much water our pond will hold, and they're usually followed by nights where I'm a little more than nervous that we just might wake up with the farmhouse floating in said pond.

While I was out and about tonight, I decided to capture some final images of our forsythia, which has reached its peak. Did you know the forsythia is a member of the olive family? And while I was out, I noticed the sun didn't set until just after eight this evening and the magnolia blossoms were shyly peeking out of their fuzzy green covers at me. I could hear them whispering amongst themselves, reassuring each other that it was indeed okay to come out and play.

It's starting to feel like spring around here. It's about time!

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Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.
Anne Lindbergh


I'm linking up with Cottage Flora Thursdays

and

I've chosen this photo as my Sunday Best submission.


Happy Mother's Day.



~Be well friends~

26 comments:

Judy said...

Oh I miss my forsythia trees that I left behind in Illinois when we moved here to Southwest Wisconsin. I'm going to have to find one and plant it here :)

Buttons said...

Andrea what a great quote and your photo is beautiful. I am partial to trees as you know. It rained here all day yesterday but the sun is shining here today. Yeah Spring! B

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

There's not doubt that there are two artists in your family! Beautiful photo! And I love forsythia - had no idea that it was related to the olive tree. That's even more exciting (because I've wanted an olive tree, but they won't grow here due to the cold).
Enjoy your spring days ahead!

Nancy said...

Our forsythia blooms are turning a bit brown at this point -- but I'm so happy for you that yours are in their prime. They are so pretty! Great photo, Andrea!

from my front porch... said...

Forsythia is my fave! And I only cut it when it begins to invade the front steps; I like the cottagy look of it!
Your pics are awesome, sis!
LYLAS!
xo, misha

texwisgirl said...

hurray that spring has finally cross the border into Canada!!! :)

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

What a stunning photo! I absoultely love forsythia- ours peaked at what seems like ages ago down here in NC. Right now our magnolia blossoms are in full bloom and the fragrance is divine!!

Elise/One Woman, Reinvented said...

Beautiful! What glorious color.

Tammy said...

Your home sounds so pretty kind of like a story book setting. Thanks for sharing! Your newest follower.

teekaroo said...

I didn't know that was a forsythia. The neighbor's has poked itself through the fence and it has been beautiful to look at.

Dawn said...

So very beautiful! Don't you feel so much better when we can actually SEE spring?:))

MJ said...

This is so lovely Andrea. I love your photos, your words, and your new header. I always want to take a deep long breath when I am here... thank you :).

Deb said...

My forsythia is just coming out today. It is such a hopeful, happy plant.

ANNE said...

Lovely! nothing warmer than sunlight streaming through forsythia. Happy Spring!

Farmchick said...

A great shot and I like the texture on this photo.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Beautiful photo and hooray for spring!!!
Staci

Sonya Heilmann said...

I had no idea forsythia trees were related to olive trees.

That's a beautiful photo. I love the texture.

Teresa said...

Great shot! I'm so glad you're finally getting some spring weather.

Veronica said...

very pretty and vintage-y!

Kristy said...

Yellow is one my favorites and I just love it with Texture!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for participating in Your Sunday Best this week! I truly appreciate it! :)

Henrietta said...

I just take few shots of my forsythia, here in Finland it is more like bush as a tree. I love the bright yellow color.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful!!

Genie said...

I agree...forsythia is pure joy. Ours has bloomed and gone, but there is always next year. This is a lovely shot and the texture works beautifully with it. Am extremely nice capture.

Lou Belcher said...

Yes, forsythia is the first sign of spring in many parts. When I used to live in Michigan, I felt hope of warmth when the bushes started to bud.

Nice picture.

Lou

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for joining Fishtail Cottage's, Cottage Flora Thursday's! Your photo's of the forsythia is beautiful!!! xoxo, tracie