Flowers Blooming Bright

In the morning light—
cold dark days of winter gone,
flowers blooming bright.
Colors everywhere
illuminating vision,
People stop and stare.
Winter lost its fight
melted by the Robin’s song,
spring is in the air!   ~msFlower_6


About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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89 Responses to Flowers Blooming Bright

  1. kiwiskan says:

    Lovely, cheerful flowers

  2. wodezitie says:

    Oh, beautiful! Yay! Spring is here (finally)!

  3. dorannrule says:

    You are a little ahead of us I think, but your beautiful photos make me smile! Spring is definitely en route and we are all excitedly waiting for the big bursts of color. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • I took these flower photos today in downtown Fredericksburg.
      All the pear trees are blooming too!
      It won’t be long before the warm comes blowing your way.
      Wonderful to watch the grey winter world shift into brilliant spring colors.

  4. montucky says:

    Wow, spring has really come to your area! Beautiful blossoms!

  5. Still winter here, but there is hope! 🙂
    Great photos!

  6. jahnosecret says:

    Blazing flowers – thank you! Peace.

  7. bop2112 says:

    WoW !!!
    nice ! thank you for spreading the sunshine.

  8. Mud says:

    Your flowers are warming indeed. So warming in fact, I am going fishing. I’ll be back to read more later. Mud

  9. lautal says:

    Congratulation! You have already lovely season. Pictures and flowers are beautiful.

  10. SwittersB says:

    I love daffodils! Wish they lasted longer.

    • I knew a lady who got very upset when someone sent her flowers while she was in the hospital. She said, “Are you trying to remind me of death while I am sick? These will be dead in just a few days. I don’t want to look at them. Take them away.”
      I guess these beautiful flowers are our best reminders that life is short, and we should cherish each moment while we can. 🙂

  11. Wow, I’m so impressed! These flowers belong to a typical Mediterranean flora, were taken on a Mediterranean country or in California/Australia? Best wishes, Àngel

  12. Thanks for visiting my garden. Loved your photos (and envied your photographic ability). Your Spring seems a little ahead of ours, but the first signs are the best!

  13. Ajaytao2010 says:

    very beautiful

  14. John M says:

    Beautiful flowers! I especially like the daffodils – they’re the most forgiving of flowers to tend, and their bloom is a sure sign that sping has finally arrived. Looks like you had a great walk!

  15. kiaman2012 says:

    Beautiful images & Haiku!

  16. An audible sigh of relief from us all. My bees are happily buzzing around, too. Spring fever has arrived. 😉

  17. neocup says:

    love the pic! love the poetry! Always a pleasure! 🙂

    • Thanks so much.
      I read through some of your blogs. I see that we are both at the same point in life.
      In truth, sometimes I feel that I am running out of time, but I guess….from the moment we were born…the time clock was ticking. It just sounds louder now. 🙂

  18. Beautiful photos, Mary, and I love the verses tucked in between. Happy spring!

  19. Lovely! My yard is in bloom too. :0)

  20. alison says:

    oh so lovely! especially love the bee! it’s hard for me to get a clear photo of them on a flower.

  21. Karishma says:

    Perfectly lovely. The flowers and your haiku.

  22. soonie2 says:

    Mary, these are such gorgeous spring images! So nice to see after such a long winter. We so deserve this!

  23. Sartenada says:

    Wonderful and so colorful flower photos!

  24. amazing poems and amazing photographs! fabulous!

  25. mrsjacoby19 says:

    So Amazingly Beautiful Pictures!

  26. justmusing says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the WordPress Family Award.
    More about this award is at:

    • Thank you.
      In May, I will have had my blog for exactly one year.
      In this short period of time, I have (virtually) met so many wonderful and talented people from all around the world. It’s been an incredible experience.
      I am honored to be part of the WordPress family!

  27. First, Mary, it is a wonderful thing to link in with the people that drop by a blog. I , too, have met some amazing people and learned some fascinating things via my blog and their links. I agree that it has been a wonderful experience.
    Second, you have some gorgeous photos! As I look out at the slowly eroding white landscape, I am vibrating with the anticipation of being able to see the flowers live and in person! lol
    Thank you for stopping by, so I could meet you!

    • Even here, the Spring mornings are often a wee bit cool….sometimes even frosty.
      But with each day, the warm gets stronger and stronger. Spring is surely here to stay…it’s almost May.

  28. slurryart says:

    I love these… beautiful. Your uplifting writing is becoming a welcome break from work, thank you. -Scott

    • Thank you so much, Scott!
      And now, back to work! 😉
      Hmmmm, wait. I have always wondered.
      What is the difference between play and work?
      Some people get paid a lot of money to play baseball, football, golf…etc.
      So, when does play become work?
      When you get paid for it? Or….when it isn’t fun anymore?
      Ooops. My mind is wandering off again. Can you hear it? I have to run and catch it. bye.

      • slurryart says:

        I’d say it’s work, when it isn’t fun anymore 🙂 That doesn’t happen too much for me, but I suppose we all have those days. Have a good day 🙂

  29. fgassette says:


    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  30. Jerry says:

    Lovely photos and I must say, self portrait too. 😉

  31. Val says:

    Beautiful sight, isn’t it, when Spring shows herself properly? Ours is here too… evidenced by the behaviour of the birds (much frantic wooing!) And the buds of tree leaf shoots, flowers… Lots of yellow and lime green everywhere.

    I love your photos. 🙂

  32. Your flowers are so lovely and cheery. Great compositions! I am not fond of cats but your shots are nice.

  33. Wow, beautiful flowers!!! Great shots!!!

  34. beautiful – spring is over here too. Sunny today, but we haven’t got so many flowers yet. Thank you for the follow! Have a great Saturday!

    • Glad that Spring is appearing all over now.
      It’s been raining here for a few days….and it is so wonderfully green!
      A big difference from what it was, just a month and a half ago…..

  35. Very nice series, here, Mary! Thanks as well for liking some more recent posts of mine “Two Coastal Trees” and “The Wasp Dance” (which was a bit scary being that I’m allergic). Will see you later!

    • Thanks Laurie!
      Just looked at your photo of the leaf stuck on the screen.
      You have captured an “ordinary” leaf in an extraordinary moment.
      Which basically proves…..there is no such thing as ordinary, when we pause and take a closer look ( and stop taking life for granted). I love your blog. 🙂

  36. Thanks for your like of my haiku. I like the clarity and lighting of your photos.

  37. Kavita Joshi says:

    So beautiful Mary….you brought a smile on my face today with these beautiful pictures….thanks a lot for sharing these nice pics with awesome flowers dear 🙂
    Hugs and sunshine from Sydney 🙂

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