The woods blush with redbuds and are soon followed by my favorite dogwoods. I live on a hill in a grove of dogwoods. I can hardly close my eyes when they bloom. I want to absorb every second of beauty.
Hosta foliage looks so lush you could eat it. Guess what? You can. Keep in mind the kind of slug bait you have used around them, however. Personally, in my garden, I try to keep everything from eating them.
I think this columbine is a volunteer. I don’t remember planting it. It is floriferous. I can say that for it.
Christmas is as happy and content to be outside as we are. Whatever moves, he is ever on the alert for an impromptu hunt. His bell, however, keeps his would be victims aware of his presence.
April is wildflower time in Tennessee. I love these ephemeral beauties like Twisted Trillium/ Trillium stamineum and perennial Fire Pinks/Silene virginica.
The ephemerals are growing under and between trees where they are undisturbed and safe after they die back. This one little Shooting Star/Dodecatheon meadia returns each year while Iris cristata is making a nice little patch.
If you are busy with garden chores and a tiger swallowtail should flutter by, you must sprint for the camera. It’s required and that is what hubby did to get this lovely shot. The mountains are green now with fresh new foliage and all the birds are singing and nesting. Everything is alive with the sounds of nature renewing itself once again. Ah! Life is good.