Is that you, Spring?

A warm day today and there are small signs that Spring is on the way. It is also our daughter’s birthday.

These flowers are for you, dear Daughter. They are sent with love and hugs.

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

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68 thoughts on “Is that you, Spring?

  1. utesmile

    So beautiful, it is so wonderful to see the first buds after winter and it makes you feel so good to see life and growth outside.
    Happy birthday to your daughter! Enjoy the onset of Spring!

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  2. melodylowes

    I will never get tired of seeing the newness of spring, the hope and the sense of growth and rejuvenation and delight! What lovely photos. I am happy that your grey days are numbered. And – happy birthday to your daughter!! 🙂

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you, thank you. But winter hasn’t left us yet…..rain and grey skies again today. However, I do have the magnolia blooms growing more gorgeous by the hour. So Take THAT, you grey skies, you!

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  3. leapingtracks

    Beautiful photos! And at the same time that you are talking to spring, we have been watching autumn start to tentatively put its head around the door – how can this be so? We have not yet had enough of the year yet….

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Please tell Autumn not to be so hasty. 🙂 By the way, I have just read that our New Zealand Army Band is proving very popular at the Edinburgh Tattoo this year. Do you attend any of the Tattoo events?

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  4. lizzierosejewellery

    I hope your daughter had a lovely birthday. The flowers are gorgeous and I love Magnolia too. What’s the little yellow flower? It looks familiar but I can’t put a name to it? Thanks, Cath.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you. It’s handy to be able to send virtual flowers 🙂 The little yellow flower is a crocus. It is always the first sign of the coming spring. The daffodil tops are above ground now but it will be awhile before the daffodil blooms appear.

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      1. lizzierosejewellery

        Oh yes, I remember now, I used to grow them in England (quite some time ago now). I love the way they reappear every Spring – it’s like ‘oh yes, I remember I planted those’ and it doesn’t fail to excite me every time! I absolutely love daffodils, please take some photos for your blog when they appear. Thanks!

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          Mine were planted some years ago and they simply pop up in places that I least expect. They somehow travel! And I will probably bore everyone silly once the daffodils bloom. They are quite tricky to photograph though; not sure why.

  5. Anonymous

    Such a happy-making post – your images are beautiful. I hope your daughter had a lovely birthday. 😉

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  6. tiny lessons blog

    Lovely spring flowers and buds! It’s so funny how the season go here on earth, we are slowly going towards the fall here, but summer still has us…30+C every day. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! I’m soon to cook birthday dinner for my hubby…pork fillet & pasta for the Leo.

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  7. lagottocattleya

    Wonderful bouquet for your daughter! And from your own garden too! Strange how it works in this world…now we are going for autumn, summer is indeed fading. Some flowers are left to brighten my day, but not many. Strange also how spring flowers often are white and pink while in the autumn it’s the yellow, orange and red that dominates.

    Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! The flowers for her are the ones flourishing here on my son’s birthday. And they live as antipodes.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      And, yes, it is like the autumn flowers are storing up all the remnants of the sun and warmth. The spring flowers are not yet burned by the sun 😉 They are pink and fresh, like new babies.

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  8. Letizia

    What beautiful flowers you have. I love Magnolia trees- they are my favorite! I’m lucky to have a few myself and look forward to their bloom each year. I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Magnolia trees are simply gorgeous. My magnolia flowers quite early which doesn’t always work out so well for the blooms. They seem to peek and then we get a severe frost or a storm and the blooms are ruined. So we have to admire them diligently while they last 🙂

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      1. Letizia

        That seems to happen with mine too! There always seems to be either a frost or a freak heat wave right in the middle of their blooming period which shortens it. I suppose it’s just the nature of Spring.

        So, as you so rightly point out, we need to admire them while they are here 🙂

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        1. Letizia

          My two little white ones are. The pink one might be but the flowers are too high up to know for sure (the tree is enormous, higher than our house!) and by the time the petals fall the scent is barely there.

  9. lensandpensbysally

    Strange, how we can watch the same moon and stars and have completely different seasons. It’s rational and irrational. Enjoyed your tribute to your daughter and the blossoming of your Spring. Lately, our summer is acting more like fall. Very strange indeed.

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  10. Heather in Arles

    Sending wishes for a Joyeux Anniversaire to your daughter! Thank you for sharing her bouquet with us… 🙂

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you Heather. My daughter follows my blog so she ‘knows’ all the my lovely WordPress friends and was happy I shared her birthday bouquet with everyone. She said she feasted on salmon and chocolate cake 🙂

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    2. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you Heather. My daughter follows my blog so she ‘knows’ all the my lovely WordPress friends and was happy I shared her birthday bouquet with everyone. She said she feasted on salmon and chocolate cake 🙂

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  11. Virginia Duran

    Spring is the best time of the year isn’t it? Not too cold, not too warm. Happy birthday to your daughter, she must be really happy to get such a mention in your blog. Loved the flowers, are all those from your garden?

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Yes I forgot to mention in the post that all the flowers are in my garden, It is lovely to see it coming to life again. My daughter has a WordPress blog too but she hasn’t up dated it for a long time :(. I think she spends more time on Tumblr. 🙂

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  12. mmmarzipan

    Stunning! And happy birthday to your daughter! I bet she’s lovely 🙂
    Friends back in Aus are talking about an early spring… which of course makes me scared of an early autumn here- I am NOT done with summer yet (especially after 6 months of ice and snow!) 😉

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Yes, well…….we often get snow in September and severe cold in October, so I am not convinced that Spring is truly here! This is a little taste or a little teaser! And I hope your summer keeps on for ages yet.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you! She, of course, has all those beautiful tropical flowers around her but there is something very special about spring blossom too.

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  13. ordinarygood

    What a lovely bouquet to send to your daughter. We have been away to Hawkes Bay for an 87th birthday and spring was showing its face up there too. Unfortunately it rained so much of the time that I did not get many photos.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      We have had rain recently but not a lot. But today, I suddenly realised that the buds in my garden were responding to the warmth and sunshine. Caught me by surprise somehow ,even though the first week of August is usually the time when my garden starts to come to life every year.

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  14. andrea

    Good luck with your daughter today birthday hat…alles good health and good wish I and have a nice day with your daughter sincerely Andrea

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  15. Clanmother

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! We are blessed to have children. I am celebrating on the other side of the world!

    Your photos are remarkable – perfect for a birthday!!!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you. There is usually some blossom out in time for my daughter’s birthday. I thought I would send her some pictures because she lives in tropical Cairns now with my sister.

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