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Spring by the Bay...

1] A good way to end the month and begin a new one is...
2] March will soon be here and Springtime temperatures will warm us.
3] Wildflowers will show in some hidden places.

FIVE RANDOM FLOWERS for FRIDAY
and weekend!


4] Spikes of desert yucca reach for the sky
giving off some unexpected, highly anticipated pleasure.
5] Some cloaked in morning dew, others sun-kissed, and---

Today, images have mouseover text 
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---The Easter Bunny's on its way...




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  1. Love the pretty flowers! I can not wait for Spring to arrive here. The bunnies are adorable. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. ...glad to know you enjoyed the flowers/colors of Spring Eileen. Your day is coming...just around the corner, I hope.

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  2. Gorgeous flowers!!!

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    1. ...happy you enjoyed them Laura.

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  3. Love the bunnies and the gorgeous array of colors helping me to feel 'Spring' ~ thanks, Annie ~

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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    1. ...they are cute, and a perfect springtime critter I think.

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  4. I saw my first signs of spring today. Love your flowers and those cute little Easter bunnies. I'm so glad you had such a great day.

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    1. ...thanks DJan...most of my days are great. Some, just more so.

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  5. Saw a robin and some blue birds in the yard this afternoon, and dandelions are coming up so hurry up spring...this pic is awesome!!!

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    1. Cool...robins. And a blue bird? Haven't seen any here...yet anyway.

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  6. Hi! Such lovely blooms and sweet bunnies to brighten my day! Hope you have a good night and a nice weekend.
    Mildred

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  7. The dessert sure has some pretty flowers!

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    1. Desert? Yes, it does...and most people don't get to see the colors and picture a desert dry and lifeless.

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  8. Very pretty except when I have to trim those sharp points off so they don'tt poke my lawn mowing man's eyes out.

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    1. ...they can be lethal to be sure.

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  9. The flowers are a refreshing sight.

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    1. ...that they are, even if our winters are mild compared to others...the colors brighten my day.

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  10. So pretty!!! Won't be long now!

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    1. ...and you live in Florida? Surely you have flowers showing up too. Right. Yes, I agree they're pretty.

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  11. Lovely flowers giving hope for spring

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    1. ...it's here! Not in full force but showing promise.

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  12. Lovely flowers Anni!

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    1. ...glad you liked viewing them Karen.

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  13. Beautiful flowers! And what big ears that bunny has!!!

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    1. ...yep, big long ears, I think that makes him a jack rabbit? Not sure.

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  14. Thank you for the flowers, and the reminder that spring WILL come..eventually.

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    1. ...as the cold winds blow, I hope the color warmed you up a bit.

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  15. beautiful shots, I didn't know Yucca was called Soapweed.

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    1. ...as far as I know. My mom always called them soapweed so I figured she knew. LOL

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  16. Oh so ready for Spring... wonderfully delicious photos!
    A great Random 5 and have happy Friday :)

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  17. I'm so ready for Spring! I love your flowers, I've seen some popping up too! Aww, just love those little cute bunnies!

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    1. I think we all are ready for Spring...it's been a long winter for everyone. A strange winter at that.

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  18. I am hopeful that Spring Temps will be coming sometime in March.

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    1. ...and I hope Spring temps linger far into summer. LOL

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  19. lovely flowers and cute bunnies ... spring is going to spring! happy friday!

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  20. we keep getting closer to spring in spits and starts. 23 yesterday morning. then today we'll be in the 70s. until sunday night when we hit 20s again for a few more nights. but i have been able to mow a little lawn in between, so i'm happy. :)

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    1. it's been crazy like that here also. Yesterday morning near freezing and only a high of 50 something...today it's supposed to near high 70s. Then another cold front. We mowed our two lawns [back and front] this past week. I dread it in the summer heat tho.

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  21. The little pink and yellow flowers are delicately pretty. Last Friday, I thought of you when we were in Highlands, NC when I saw a sign to a bird sanctuary. :)

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    1. Well then, it's a good thing I wasn't in the car with you, driving. You know where we would've ended up? Right?

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  22. Not warm enough to venture out much here, but I did see a giant muskrat swimming and I did see a bunny run across the lawn of a neighbor. Guess Spring really will be here soon.

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    1. You've created some beautiful Spring-like note cards tho!!!! Hope it warms up quickly for you.

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  23. Oh Anni what gorgeous flowers. Mom is longing to hang out Lantanas and Fuschias and waiting for the hummingbirds to find them.
    Happy Weekend
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Lantana is good in the ground year 'round. Did you know that?

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  24. Beautiful, glorious flowers. They're pushing up, and I'm hopeful another good rain will coax them out of hiding.

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    1. ...ya, me too. The rain is so much needed in our area of Texas, help make the lawns green again. It's been way too long.

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  25. Hi Anni. I have a love affair with the desert, you know. I've only managed to get down there in April in years past and so see it blooming and beautiful to the max. If I visited in August I might feel differently I suppose...lol. Bunnies are the cutest. In England we sometimes forget how cute they are because they eat all my veggies and sometimes the cat kills one and drags it in for me to clean up, but they really are the cutest. Easter, that reminds me, better start blowing out some eggs for painting later on. :)

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    1. I haven't done egg blowing for decorating in YEARS!! I do hope you share some in photos when you complete them.

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  26. They are wild flowers? They are so gorgeous, especially the Spanish Dagger. Would love to smell the Texas mountain Laurel. Happy weekend!

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    1. ...to me the Mountain Laurel smells quite a lot like ripe concord grapes.

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  27. Awesome collection of flowers for a cold day! Certainly a day-brightener. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. ...thanks Gail...and happy weekend to you too.

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  28. Such pretty flowers! Perfect for the extreme cold weather I am experiencing here!
    Have a happy weekend!
    xo Catherine

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    1. Keep warm....you have Banjo to help with that.

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  29. Love the pictures.

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  30. Thanks for the flower fix, Patti! I hope the Bunny can make it through all our snow - if not, my Easter basket will be sent to your house.

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    1. ....thanks ummmmm, Traci? rofl.

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    2. How could I do that? Hootin Patti doesn't even sound right! (I think I comment to Patti just before you and my old brain was stuck - I apologize...) Love, Traci

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    3. ...I had a bit of fun at your expense...couldn't resist. No apologies necessary. Honest.

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  31. Hello;
    This is orchid. Lovely pictures of flowers and bunnies♡♡♡ I whimsically put my blog name but now I love to see flower orchid on blog land as well:-)

    ps, I see we have a couple of mutual friends. Please let me follow your blog♪

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. I failed to put my profile pic when following you(^^;)

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    2. I'd be honored to have you follow me. I will go over and get your blog url and add you to my sidebar reading list!!

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    3. ps...thanks for the visit Miyako

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  32. Anni, thank you for linking up your cute bunnies to the critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. ...thank you for hosting Eileen.

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  33. Anni die ersten Karnickel und Hasen hoppeln hier auch umher
    der Frühling zieht ein
    Deine Blümchen wunder wunderschön
    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

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    1. Yes, bunny rabbits are always a positive sign Spring is here!! Glad you liked the flower images too!

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  34. That yucca is amazing -- have never seen that color flower!

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    1. it WAS amazing, and not yet in 'full bloom'.

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  35. Another snowfall is on its way here but I appreciate your positive thinking and lovely flowers etc.! :) I DID see a finch here yesterday for the first time and then it sang sweetly for awhile so that's a good sign...first finch return! :)

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    1. ...a proxy spring for now then. ;-)

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  36. Love seeing the Springy flowers .
    Hey I think for that is the same Easter Bunny that has been taking liberties in our barn. ;)

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  37. Pretty flowers and cute bunny.

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  38. Thanks for the lovely bouquet ...and always happy to see a bunny!

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    1. ...it's good to know you enjoyed this Sallie

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  39. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. They give those of us here in the northern climes hope for the spring!! :)

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    1. ...it's coming your way...sooner than later I hope.

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  40. Lovely flowers and adorable bunnies. Have a great weekend, Anni!

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    1. ...have a great weekend too Gunilla

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  41. That is a pretty way to start March!

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    1. ...hopefully it'll warm up for you folks up north soon.

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  42. These are comforting photos! Spring is coming!!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. ...glad to know this post gave you a bit of comfort and warmth.

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  43. Well, if the poor Easter Bunny comes up here he is going to have to plow his way through another foot of snow ... I'm thinking he might wait until the Spring thaw ... then he can swim his way through the flooding waters. Do I sound a little bitter :( Too much winter and no easy way to get to Spring ... oh my :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. ...with this long hard cold winter, I can understand, totally!!

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  44. Oh Anni, I love all your beautiful spring flowers. I hope it's not too much longer before they make an appearance here. The Easter Bunny is adorable. If he came here right now he might get a little frost bite.

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    1. ...it's been such a long, suffering winter for all farther north! And you in Washington, I hear from your post you're getting more cold? Come on Spring!

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  45. Beautiful flower pics! They really brighten up a gray winter's day.

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    1. ...that and a hot toddy in the ski lodge by the fire!! Right?

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  46. Wish we had Spring here, Anni! Such gorgeous flowers!
    We're still without rain and water rationing has begun in several parts of the country. We're praying hard for rain.

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    1. ...we've also been in a terrible drought, so I understand how you feel and what your population is going through. Come rain!!!

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  47. I'm longing to see beautiful flowers like those.

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    1. ...if all else fails, you can come to south Texas!! ;-)

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  48. Ah, Spring! What a wonderful thought. :)

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    1. ...most definitely...as I sit here and winter temps have returned today!

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  49. lovely flowers and bunnies!

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    1. ...it's always nice to read your positive feedback.

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  50. As I look out my window at the freshly fallen snow, I'm struck by the contrast with the bright blooms in your post. Thank you for adding a splash of colour to Sunlit Sunday, Anni. The lantana warms up the room!

    Karen

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    1. ...thanks for hosting Karen.

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  51. Love seeing the different landscape and flowers you have to admire. The bunnies are cute. I have bunny tracks on the snow here!

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    1. ...thanks Liz.
      Y'know, I think bunny tracks in snow is good too.

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  52. Oh my how lucky you are!!! Just beautiful!!!! Savor these moments!!! I know I am learning to! Have a grand week! Cathy

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  53. wonderful beacons of HOPE !
    thx for sharing the beauty of Spring... =)

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  54. I am watching as spring begins to make it's way north!

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    1. ...hope it comes sooner than later for you!!

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  55. Gorgeous flowers - we need color at this time of year!

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  56. I so wish I had flowers outside my window instead of all this snow! Thanks for sharing yours...I'm popping over from My Little Home and Garden - Sunlit Sunday

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    1. ...thank you for visiting Cheryl

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  57. Hi, We are home from a wonderful trip to Arkansas with friends. Photos tomorrow!!!!!

    Hope you have had a great week. Love your flower photos.. Cannot wait til Spring here ---but winter is still with us. We may even get a little snow or ice tonight/tomorrow... Gads!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I did have a good week...thanks Betsy

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  58. I cannot wait to see flowers again! I think I am color hungry!

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    1. I'm always 'color hungry'....I think that is one reason we left the desert landscape and moved where there is more green!!

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  59. The spikes of yucca blossoms are beautiful. Cute little bunny!

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  60. I love Spring and we have been fortunate enough to see color around here. We are getting some rain we need. Love the bunnies.

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    1. I wish it would rain more here!!! All we get is fog. LOL

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  61. Thanks for visiting my blog. The Yucca plant is amazing. I first saw them in USA in 2011. They grow so tall.

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    1. ...thank you, Diane, for visiting.

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  62. Hi Anni, you are so lucky! We are still under a thick layer of snow and ice here in Virginia. I can't wait for our flowers to emerge. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous flowers. Have a nice week. Christa

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    1. ...it's rainy and COLD here today.

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  63. Beautiful flowers, and a sweet bunny :)

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