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Give me roses...while I live PART I

Tina's Picstory category challenge topic this week is *finally*

Well, not that I complain much of the weather down here. And the winters are very mild compared to those snow-laden northern areas of the world....FINALLY...it's the first day of Spring. So, what better way to enjoy Spring-like temperatures and the rebirth of everything living, let's take a walk around my back yard. Where nearly everything is blooming [the amaryllis are budding...not blooming yet]!!! Flowers like, hibiscus, mexican fire plant, roses, azaleas, amaryllis, petunias and daisies.











Tomorrow, I'll post the rest of the images I took in our yard, to keep this from being way too long in loading time....


I'm reminded of a gospel song, from long ago...
Give me the roses while I live
Trying to cheer me on
Useless are flowers that you give
After the soul is gone
Let us not wait to do good deeds
Till they have passed away
Now is the time to sow good seeds
While here on earth we stay





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Tina's challenge next week is *Along the Fence*

64 comments :

  1. that was my plan when i choose the topic: finally it´s spring :) thanks for your wonderful collection of flowers!

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    1. Spring is the best time of year!!

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  2. Thanks for the flowers.
    Finally spring.

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    1. Yes, the season is always highly anticipated here.

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  3. Your flowers are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Mari....I, if you don't know it yet...LOL, love flowers!!

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  4. It is spring indeed. I mowed the yard for the first time. That makes it official.

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    1. Lawn around here needs to be mowed year 'round. LOL

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  5. Beautiful variety! Your backyard must be beautiful!

    The duck on my blog is a female mallard.

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    1. I've not seen the feathers so close up before...the pattern is outstanding.

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  6. Your back yard must look like Paradise!! I would love to see a shot of the whole yard!

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    1. Well, with the dead grass in so many areas from the drought, the yard/at least the lawn, isn't 'pretty enough' to get a whole yard view. Yet! Bud's working on it.

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  7. I agree about the flowers for the living and I tried to go by that with my parents...there is no need for showy bouquets after they're in Heaven where there must be gardens beyond our imagination.

    Question: Google says my Picassa Web album capacity is maxed out...If I delete photos from it, will it delete those on my blog posts...do you have any advice about this?
    Thanks,
    Mama Bear

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    1. Yes, if you delete from Picasa, it'll not show up on your blog posts any longer --you'll see a black image with an exclamation mark.

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  8. what beautiful flowers you have.

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  9. To answer your question on my blog about the blossom. It's on one of the trees in my back yard. I'm not really sure what kind of tree it is though

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    1. Okay...the blossoms are gorgeous to be sure.

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  10. The flowers of Spring - being so much further south from us, you have the blooms that we await up here. This gives us something of beauty to anticipate for not too much longer...

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    1. The reason I like Spring and the flowers so much down in this area of USA...by summer, it's kinda 'too hot' for so many and they don't produce as well.

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  11. I love those flowers and I am so jealous! We have some blooming now, but still early yet. Yours are absolutely gorgeous and I loved the old gospel song...so true!

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    1. I feel the same way about giving flowers to the 'living'.

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  12. Anni, your yard is so beautiful and I would love to linger there. My compound, in India, is so dusty - reminds me of my youth and GA red clay...but, come June and monsoon season, the dust will be replaced by mud and I will be long gone. I'm down to my last two weeks of my four months in India and I break into tears at no provocation. This dream of my life has been wonderful. I just regret so much that I didn't make the six months I'd wanted and, somehow, I will get back.

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    1. You will have such precious memories of your time in India, tho....you can't deny that!!

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  13. Beautiful blooms. Yep, I want my roses while I'm here. I want them when I'm gone also.

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  14. Delightful, Anni!

    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  15. Wow, you have beautiful blooms already? Nice! My Ruby Tuesday post, please come by and see.

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    1. This is the best time of year for flowers here in this area of USA, Rose.

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  16. Wow! And there's MORE? I can't wait... :-)

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  17. Beautiful flowers! I would love to visit your yard! It's funny how I feel the same way about your summers down there as you feel about my winters up here!

    We've had lovely spring weather for the past week. The flowers are "springing" up, and the crocuses are showing their lovely faces.

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    1. I talked with my sister this past weekend, and she told me just how nice it's been on the Western Slope too...but that a Spring snow was headed their way. 70s one day 30s the next. Figures.

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  18. Beautiful blooms! Happy RT2!

    Mine's here.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for the giggle on YOUR RT2

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  20. Your backyard is a precious, colorful place!!wonderful shots, I noticed spring last week too :-)

    ruby, ruby

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    1. Mar!!! It's so nice to have you visit with me...long time, no see.

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  21. The flowers are really lovely, thanks for sharing. The words to that song very much touched my heart, my momma always sang that.

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    1. That's neat to know that your mother loved the song too!!!

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  22. Oh Anni, your backyard is so pretty, I love seeing all the blooms. So far we have mostly crocus and daffodils but the other flowers should come along soon. I'm considerable farther north than you are.

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    1. Ummmm, ya, I think you're quite a BIT farther north. Glad you could come down my way...way south, and enjoy the flowers here today.

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  23. Yes, Tim seems to be on the chopping block, which makes me very sad. I really loved having him here, and it is the first time in many years that I had any interest at all in what was going on in those Bronco games. I just don't get why we'd take somebody for that much money who sat out a whole year for injuries and let go somebody who brought new life to the whole state - well, country! I'm sure he'll be gracious, but he has to be disappointed. My son is thrilled - me not.

    As for the bleach bath - it's one cup in a tub of water, but it does smell strong. He'll do ANYTHING to get rid of that bacterial fungus and not have a repeat of what he's been going through. Bless his heart.

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    1. I, for one, got so tired of Tebow this, and Tebow that. And, I'm sure we'll not hear the last of him...yet.

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  24. Your flowers are just gorgeous...you must feel such peace being surround by all the beauty in your yard!

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    1. I do spend a lot of time outdoors as I can...at least until the mosquitoes arrive. LOL

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  25. OH my goodness you and Mr. B have a beautiful blooming yard.
    Thank you for sharing with us. Amen to the gospel verses too.
    Hugs C

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    1. ...tomorrow there are more....it'll tickle your cute little freckled nose.

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  26. Gorgeous photos Anni ~ LOVED them!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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    1. I think so too Donna! Thanks.

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  27. All growing in your backyard? It must be heaven!

    Brilliant Ruby Flowers

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    1. MMT....there's more to come tomorrow, this isn't all we have blooming right now. This time of year, before the inferno of summer begins, it's always pretty in our yard. Y'know?

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  28. Hi, Anni...your flowers are amazing.
    Not blooming here yet but seeing little green shoots thru the dirt.
    Be sure to come over to leave a comment as once I leave one here, I won't come back by until another post so I would miss your comment.
    xo bj

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    1. I wouldn't dream of missing your post today sweet bj.

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  29. Wow!! What beautiful pics!!!You must have a true green thumb!
    I am do happy to meet you, my fellow Texas blogger! Katy used to be a rural community but it is HUGE now!!
    Thanks for dropping by to see me.
    I am now your newest follower!

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    1. Oh ya....I know, it just might as well be part of Houston for all that matters.

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  30. Hey Anni - I'm just back to tell you that yes, you are pronouncing Alaina's name right!

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    1. Cool...I'm a stickler, I know...about how to pronounce names.

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  31. wonderful collage, I love all the flowers, and I love you who love flowers too.

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    1. Awwwww, Ann, that is a sweet sentiment. You made my day.

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  32. Beautiful flowers, roses are my favorite!

    Visiting for RT-2! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/03/car-collection-hot-wheels.html

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