Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blooming Branches

I love me some blooming branches. LOVE 'em up.

Isn't this spread from Southern Living simply beauty?



Those vases (or antique wine jugs) are wondey. I be needin' some of those on the double.

The article is all about forcing blooms. I just recently heard this term 'forcing' for the first time, and kinda thought it sounded weird. "Forcing Paper Whites" was the title of the article. Forcing them to do what? Grow. Kinda feisty and impatient. Right up my alley.

But, now, there's no need to force anymore as they have decided to come out on their own. Graz is teeming with Forsythia this time of year. And, some of these trees are so dense it's like a big ball of yellow pluff.

We have one outside our window in the front. It's not as full as some, but I kinda like it like that because you can see the branches mixed with the blooms...the best part in my opinion.

and this one is almost hard to see in front of the yellow house.

But, pink ones are actually my fave. And we have one outside our kitchen window. Is this a redbud? I don't even know. But, I love this lover.
{too bad it's been dark and dreary lately}

up close. Can you see the raindrops on her? Damn rain has been here for a week.

So, that's really all I wanted to share. I'll be back tomorrow with more from Bill Bryson.


melissa said...

Oh my the picture you took with the rain drops is amazing. You need to blow it up and frame it. It looks beautiful there and I hope it stops raining soon.

Rachel in Graz said...

Love the antique wine jugs too! I meant to ask does it normally rain this much? I'm sending home things with my parents I know I'll need in August in England (i.e. wellies) but this weather has got me worried - where's the mediterranean wall-to-wall sunshine the tourist office promised me?!

Cathy McConn said...

Beautiful branches! and that is not a redbud, but probably some kind of fruit tree. The locals will know I bet.
It does lift your spirits, even when it's raining.

Karena said...

Carolyn, fabulous, and inspirational images!!

I have a new post and interview up I think you will enjoy!

Art by Karena

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