Monday, May 9, 2022

It's Finally Spring!


 

I hope all Mothers had a very Happy Mother's Day today! My husband gave me these beautiful roses. We all celebrated last weekend so our daughter and daughter-in-law could celebrate with their families today.




The high Colorado Rocky Mountains still have some snow on them...



...but here on the Colorado Front Range Spring has finally arrived and even brought us a blessed couple of days of rain.   



Some of the flowers now blooming in my gardens.




On one of the rainy mornings, I had some visitors.





They seemed to really enjoy all the freshly growing leaves and flowers too!





Spring has also brought new baby bunnies!



This one is growing fast and also enjoyed eating the fallen tree blossoms.




My husband and I were watching our oldest grandson play Lacrosse this weekend and I noticed we were right next to a few foothills that remind us of something.  Can you see it?




The foothills formation in the distance is called the "Sleeping Indian" of West Arvada, as seen from Ralston Valley.  Steamboat Springs, Colorado,  has the "Sleeping Giant"--click here--to see that post but I think this Sleeping Indian is much more pronounced and easier to "see"-- what do you think?



This view reminded me of this quote by Edward Abby:
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36 comments:

Jill Harrison said...

spring there, autumn here. I had to smile at your bunnies as I have just started to re-read Watership Down. Stay safe and enjoy spring. I am joining you at Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,
Beautiful roses, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Your deer and bunny are adorable. Pretty Spring blooms. Gorgeous views of the mountains and I like the view of the trail. Great quote! Have a great day and a happy new week!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those flowers are beautiful. I can see the Sleeping Indian! Have a wonderful week.

Willow said...

I do see the sleeping Indian!
Those deer and bunnies are cute (but I have a fence to keep them out of my vegetable garden).
Enjoy the wonderful spring and all the flowers!

Hena Tayeb said...

Aww look at those bunnies. We used to see bunnies but they don't come around much anymore.
What a beautiful rainbow.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

spring really comes to your home with flowers, deer and baby bunnies

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll copy that last quote in my journal today! Love the baby bunnies and that amazing rainbow! Your roses are beautiful too. How nice to be close to family. Enjoy your week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Your flowers are beautiful, so too are all of your photographs.
Spring is such a wonderful season, enjoy it :)

All the best Jan

stevebethere said...

What beautiful photos especially those flowers so many colours :-) 💐💐

Have a bloomingtastic week 👍

Bill said...

The flowers are very pretty and colourful. Cute baby bunnines and a great capture of the deer. Excellent photos! Have a fantastic week.

Janice said...

Sleeping Indian is very visible!

Tom said...

...spring is always worth the wait.

William Kendall said...

The mountain landscapes are beautiful. The visitors are quite welcome.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Wow! i love that they come right into your garden! How lucky are you?! (Your plants maybe aren't so stoked...)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I'm happy to hear that you got some rain. I love the little bunny, he is so adorable.

Angie said...

Pat - it might be spring over there, but it's still winter here - lightly snowing today - we have a fire in the fireplace right now!

We also have bunnies (just adults - babies will follow!) and deer - always the deer!

Those are beautiful roses - belated Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Veronica Lee said...

Your photos made me smile, Pat.

That rainbow shot is awesome!

Happy Tuesday!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Spring! All the more wonderful for having waited for it. Your backyard is a wildlife haven! Beautiful flowers and scenery.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Thanks also for joining in #Allseasons

Lillian www.sognafaret.no said...

Thank you for showing me such a wonderful place and amazing animals

Jeanie said...

Those baby bunnies are so dear! So wee! And I love the wet deer. I'm glad you got some rain -- you sorely needed it. Happy week!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photos and your Mothers's Day flowers are gorgeous ~My favorite photos are the deer and the bunnies ~ so sweet ~Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lorrie said...

Your bouquet of roses is so pretty! Spring is such a beautiful season with those flowers and the baby deer. Enjoy!

Villrose said...

Beautiful Spring photos! Cute bunnies :)

Vagabonde said...

What a beautiful bouquet of roses, but it’s not mille fiori but sono ventiquattro rose o due dozzine. Last week my daughter greeted a new au pair, from Italy! So I can practice my Italian. Lovely mountains all around you, here in Tennessee we have hills, not as majestic but still pretty.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Lovely flowers from your husband, Pat! It's great to hear you have had rain to welcome Spring. You have the most amazing views and yes I do see the sleeping Indian! So neat!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful flowers you received. I do see someone sleeping there! :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Spring has sprung!! Exciting times, all the new critters and new plants.

I love the windy trail to the ridge, perfect pairing to the quote.

Ms Donyarific said...

Those flowers in the vase are so lovely! I like the kind of vase you have there, it is a classic. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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Jim said...

Beautiful.

Aritha said...

Happy for you, there was rain. We needed it too in The Netherlands. It is too dry, and it is all about the climat change.

Beautiful rea on you pics. Beautiful flowers, mountain. In never saw a mountain and I am always happy to see them on pics.

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Rambling Woods said...

Lacrosse seems to be very popular here too...I can't see anything in the mountain except a lizard...Lol

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love your inquisitive deer and cute bunnies! It really does look like spring has arrived.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,

I hope your flowers and plants are surviving the deer. They are so pretty. I love the baby bunny. Adorable photos and critters. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

margi said...

I'm happy to hear that it was raining. Lovely bunnies!

Light and Voices said...

Grandchild events, visiting deer, sleeping Indian views and a few days of rain to help your flowers bloom. You are blessed.