Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Little Bit of Sunshine on a Rainy Day -- Outdoor Wednesday

I'm a fairly new participant in "Outdoor Wednesdays," and would like to thank our gracious hostess Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for inviting us to participate.

I invite you to visit Susan's lovely blog to see more posts featuring the great outdoors.


My Carolina Jasmine is in full bloom and brought a little sunshine to a cool and rainy Tuesday here in Vicksburg. I thought it would be nice to share some of its "sunshine" in this Outdoor Wednesday post ...

[You can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like]




I was also pleased to see our Loropetalum blooming ...

While I was taking these pictures, I noticed signs of Spring popping out everywhere ... from these pretty blooms to little green leaves fringing my Lady Banks Rose vines on the fence. I'm looking forward to sharing the roses for another "Outdoor Wednesday" soon.

Sincerely,

16 comments:

Bo said...

Carolina Jasmine is one of my very
favorites, but everytime I have planted one we end up moving...so I didn't let myself have one at this house...No more moving! LOL
;-) Bo

Barbara said...

Dear Janie, Thanks so much for pictures of Avery...I was feeling a little down since Tara was gone, but what a great pick-me-up.
I am relieved to hear that the bracelet fit. Your flower pictures are beautiful. Not much blooming here.
See you soon.

Cynthia said...

Wow! You are an incredible photographer. Did you also take the pics lower down in your blog? Wonderful Outdoor Wednesday. Cindy

Stacey said...

Oh I'm so jealous. I love Carolina Jessamine and haven't had good luck with it here in Oklahoma. Grew up with it in Dallas...boo hoo.

♥ Kathy said...

Such pretty pictures. The second jasmine picture is amazingly beautiful to me :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely. We have Carolina Jasmine that got hit so hard this year I don't think it's going to bloom, Janie. We aren't used to this much cold. Yours is lovely...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Janie,
What beautiful pictures,when jasmine blooms around here I know that spring is right behind, and i am sooo..... looking forward to spring. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

once in a blue moon... said...

lovely, i can just smell them~

Claudie said...

Oh I want some of that spring beauty. Please send some my way.
Love Claudie
xo

Tealady said...

Well, someone needs to invent a "scratch and smell" computer monitor. The heady aroma of Carolina jasmine is amazing. What beautiful photos you shared today!

All the best, Lana

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,

Your sunshine warmed my heart today! These pretty flowers are not ones I am familiar with. Thanks for sharing their beauty.
I am so happy you are already starting to experience the joys of spring time.

I always love your photos!

Beth
♥♥♥'s

KATHERINELLEN said...

Janie,
Oh my....that's beautiful....Love the Jasmine....Beautiful pahotos...I love roses too....can't wait to see your roses. It's been rainy her too...in Laurel....I'm about 3 to 4 hrs south of you...Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms...Katherinellen

ellen b. said...

Oh what beautiful blossoms! I bet that jasmine smells good too. Enjoy...

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
These spring blooms are what we've been waiting for aren't they?

I love your rainy day plants!

mbkatc230 said...

I love your jasmine. Wish I could smell it over the computer - there is nothing sweeter. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see your Lady Banks. Kathy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I wish I had your talent w/ a camera! Great shots!!!