Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Creek and More Garden Pictures

When AJ was here last week, I invited my friend's son who is the same age as she is, to go swimming with her. But before that, I took them to see the creek that runs behind our house.

There it is! There is just a little bit of water but during rainy season, the water really flows. John and I actually crossed the creek once before and then we walked through the forest to get to the Indian mounds. Now that I imagine how many snakes might be in there, I could never do that again. I am linking with Susan for Outdoor Wed. at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ and Kim for Wow Us Wednesdays at http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ and Watery Wed at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

There is our house on a hill. We went through the back gate to go to the creek. Actually, the creek runs all the way behind our house but it is too wooded in that part of the house that I am afraid to go through there.

This was only last week and the azaleas were not in bloom yet.

Look at them now. They are just starting to bloom although they are already in full bloom in the backyard.

I was watering the hanging planters in the back porch today when I saw this nest. I peeked in and there were 4 bird eggs in it. Do you know what they are?

I went to CVS to buy some batteries and when I came back, I noticed the intense red color of the Japanese maple trees so I started taking pictures. We have 3 of them. There are 2 here. One is smaller. Here's one near the fence.

Do you like my tryke planter? I was going to sell it in my booth but I decided to keep it cause I simply could not let it go.

My secret garden is alive again! Two weeks ago, the white iris bloomed, now it is the pale yellow's turn. Do you see it?

Here is a close up.

Now, do you see where it is?

View from the gazebo.

Buds on the Wisteria

The topiary roses are starting to bloom too.

One thing I like about Mississippi is that I always get surprised by a certain flower blooming cause different kinds bloom at different times.

More azaleas blooming in the background and the red camellias are still blooming too.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the garden again. I am just so excited about it. Spring is definitely my favorite time of the year because of the flowers blooming in the yard.


Babs said...

Christine, The plants in your garden are gorgeous. They seem to be a couple of weeks ahead of us here in Georgia. Beautiful maples and azaleas.Thanks for sharing. Have a good Wednesday.

Kim, USA said...

I really love your garden. Did you plant all those flowers? It's very beautiful!!

Lynn said...

Your gardens look beautiful Christine! It's so exciting to see everything beginning to grow and bloom-enjoy:@)

Jim said...

Terrific collection of shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous captures, hope we will get warm weather soon, it's still cold over here!

Fish Pond for watery Wednesday.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, your yard is gorgeous! I think the azaleas in Natchez are some of the prettiest I've ever seen.

Ours have been blooming for a while, but they are about bloomed out on a couple of our bushes. We have what I think is called Formosa, some George Tabors, and also one that is the most luscious salmon color I've ever seen. Not sure of the name.

Your maples are exquisite. Your whole yard is. And I don't blame you for not wanting to walk through the woods with the possibility of snakes near the creek. If you do, be sure to wear sturdy boots. I think we call them snake leggings in Florida.


Sheila :-)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your backyard and flowers are gorgeous!I'm looking forward to the azaleas blooming here.

Nicolette said...

Gorgeous series of photos... really love the photos of the nest and eggs... what a beautiful garden...

Hootin' Anni said...

If I had a yard like that, I would NEVER want to leave!!! Just beautiful.

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PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

Your garden is looking good. Spring is my favorite time of year too. With last nights torrential rains, it will be awhile befor I can get back in mine!W hy did you have to mention snakes! I hate snakes!

Debbiedoos said...

Good morning Christine! Your blog and gardens look amazing! Should be on a magazine!

J.Rylie.C said...

So pretty! I am now your follower.

Please come and have a peek at my watery Wednesday , hope to see you.

EJ said...

Beautiful shots!

Here's my watery Wednesday , have a nice day.

Rettabug said...

Just beautiful, Christine! You guys are SO far ahead of us in Spring weather. :-(
I love the look of the red maples against the wrought iron fence. We used to have on in our front yard of our former home. I miss it!!
Thanks for reminding me of how pretty it was. Maybe we should get another for here.

I see I have LOTS of postings of yours to catch up on.

The Charm of Home said...

You have a beautiful property. I love your secret garden. You will have to take pictures of the wisteria when it blooms too. Just beautiful!

Dolores said...

Oh Christine.... your home and property are gorgeous..... your yard is like a springtime wonderland!

Sue said...

Wow-you have a lot of property to take care of! It all looks so green and pretty. I love the picture of the kids...so cute!

Traci said...

Your yard is so pretty! I love Japanese Maples. I wonder if they'd grow here. I'll have to do some research. My yellow iris's are blooming & I'm waiting on the purple ones.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers - Thanks for sharing them with us. I noticed yesterday the azaleas are really blooming around here now.

Kathy said...

Hello Christine, You have a gorgeous garden - so beautiful in the spring!

Darla said...

Maybe house finch eggs. Your lawn and gardens are so pretty...I feel the same as you do about snakes! YUCK!!

Travel With Lulu said...

Lucky you :) Absolutely stunning!

lvroftiques said...

Christine this reminds me so much of the movie "Enchanted April" Have you seen it? It's one of my absolute favorites. In the movie the landscape comes to life, all the flowers start to bloom, just like in your garden! How wonderful to find a birds nest with the (soon to be) baby birds! And I love that tricycle planter too. Vanna

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Christine, oh, what a treat for the eyes, heart and soul that your garden is! Everything is so beautiful. I really enjoyed the shots of the creek too. Yay, that you guys really do have spring already.

Have a wonderful week,

Kathy M.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, I didn't know you had that big creek behind you. Your flowers are growing like crazy. We are getting real green here too. We just need to get rid to the cold rain and get some nice warm sunshine in here. Thanks for sharing your pretty yard at WUW.

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. Your yard is a dream. Oh to wonder in it slowly and take it all in. I can not imagine such beauty,as we are still having snow and I don't think winter will ever end. The one picture with the tree looks like a greating card. Thanks so much. I just love Natzhez!!!!and your garden. Richard at My Old Historic House

Kathleen said...

What wonderful color! I do love your trike planter, so cute!

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