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  Monday, May 19th 2008 6:35 am  
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You may remember my photo blog about the flowers in my yard that I posed last June. It's HERE, if you don't.

This is the new & improved, updated version for 2008. Why is this year's flower blog better, you ask? No tease of a title (though I admit that was fun, and technically accurate) plus last year I shot the photos on a rainy day, and this year the sun makes them almost glow. AND... there's some different flowers since I'm taking the pics a month earlier than last year.

So... photos I took in my lush yard:

First, the white tulips:








Next, the Bleeding Hearts. If you look you can see a big ol' fat bumblebee in the second one.




Next, the Oregon Grape:




Only one of the hyacinth, since they're past their prime:


The freshly planted geraniums... they haven't hit their peak yet:


And the red tulip:


And last, Josie in front of the rhodys that haven't bloomed yet:


It's nice that after the snowy winter from hell, that we finally got some signs of spring.
 
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calicow

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 7:59 am 
Beautiful photos of your yard Cindy. What a nice selection of flowers you have planted in your yard. That photo of Josie looks like she is giving that flower a stern look in an attempt to make it bloom.
 
Ryan

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 9:19 am 
I've always liked hyacinths.
 
holophonor

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 2:13 pm 
Great photos, Cindy! My mom the plant-killer would be envious of your garden.
 
SultanPeppershaker

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 2:31 pm 
Bumblebees are damned freaky animals.

But nice pictures. I never really got how something could be improved if it was already new but I'm okay now. *posts pictures of the weeds in my backyard and the sagebrush in front of my house*
 
holophonor

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 2:57 pm 
I purposely scrolled right by the bumblebee picture. Bees=the #1 thing most likely to scare holophonor.
 
AshleyNoir

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 6:45 pm 
Beautiful! Will you post some more pics once the rest of the flowers bloom? Please and thank you!
 
nishikaze

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Posted on Monday, May 19th 2008 11:47 pm 
B-e-a utiful!

Glad you finally get to experience spring!
 
cindy

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