Monday, April 22, 2013

Early Morning Lagniappe

I almost missed capturing the first bloom of the season on my rose vine that grows on an arbor over the path leading from our courtyard to the back yard.   I'm so glad it had not completely faded before I saw it, and I was able to get a couple of pictures early yesterday morning.

I can't remember what kind of climbing roses these are, but they bloom profusely and quickly fade away after a couple of days.

The sunlight was filtering through the leaves of our Japanese Maple in the courtyard and its red and gold leaves, along with the crisp, early morning air, reminded me of Fall, instead of Spring.

I love the contrast between the crimson leaves and the brilliant blue sky ...

The early morning sun was also spotlighting the yellow daisies in the baskets on our front doors.  The Confederate Jasmine vines framing the doors are in need of a trim.  

Best wishes to you for a week filled with sunshine and flowers
and the glories of the changing seasons ... wherever you may be.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Janie. But your posts always are.



Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures! Love those red leaves!

C. M. Designs said...

I always love seeing pictures of your courtyard, Janie. It's a real oasis to enjoy.
Your daisy baskets are lovely.
Enjoy your week.
Charlotte in Va.

Pat said...


I enjoyed walking around in your courtyard on this beautiful morning.

Your photos are so beautiful and always an inspiration.

Pat in Tallahassee