4.04.2015

First Flowers this YEAR


wandered down the fairy steps
hoping to see my first flowers this year


their scent strong and sweet
do you know what kind they are? 
i don't

(if you can ID for me, I will send you 5x7 inch photo from my shop, your choice) 
if it helps: another post on them here 
Flowers have been identified in the comments by Arija! 
Thank you so much!


along with flowers were budding maple wings


sprouting on the creek's bank


new spring life
a joy to espy



and then the climb back up the fairy steps

glimpses of spring
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a photo of these flowers from a previous year with leaves beginning

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38 comments:

  1. Ciao Tammie, io ancora non conosco questo fiore, ma che sorpresa vedere germogliare i bellissimi semi dell'acero!!non avevo mai visto! Bella passeggiata! Grazie, bacio!

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  2. Such gorgeous colours and those new baby shoots are just amazing! Isn't the Earth a wondrous place! Happy Easter to you!

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  3. Spring started with good weather and seeing the resurgence of plants and ... see it better if you show it to us, Tammie.

    Tomás.

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  4. Glimpses of early Spring.
    I love seeing the woods awaken.
    Great shots.

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  5. beautiful little things! happy spring!

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  6. Those flowers are very pretty, but I've never seen them before. How interesting!

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  7. Your lovely perfumed flowers are 'Daphne', one of my very favourite shrubs, I have 4 different varieties of them. In Europe they grow wild as, it appears, they do in North America. Yours is obviously the wild variety. The berries are particularly toxic to children. The while plant is poisonous but the toxins are mainly in the berries and rind, although they are different toxins in either.
    Love your fairy steps, every garden should have some. Happy Easter dear Tammie.

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    1. Arija, you did it. I believe you identified the plant. Thank you so much. I have never even heard of it. i have showed it to a number of people and no one has known, thank you so much. Yea. I agree, every garden should have fairy steps...... Please pick out a 5x7 for me to send you! xo

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  8. so beautiful, the flowers are so pretty but I especially love the steps.

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  9. Ha Tammie, fun walked along with the fairy!
    The awakening of spring, nice to see so, one beautiful flowers.
    The question of the flower, I do not know.
    Wish you a beautiful first Easter.
    Greetings dear Christiene.

    Ha Tammie, met plezier mee gewandeld met de fee!
    Het ontwaken van de lente, mooi om te zien zo,n mooie bloemen.
    De vraag van de bloem ken ik niet.
    Wens je een mooie eerst Paasdag.
    Lieve Groetjes Christiene.

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  10. Beautiful flower!!Like the comment from Arija she named the flower..Iam glad spring is coming to you!

    Greetings Anita

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  11. Wonderful spring shots! you def. have more spring growth than we do but it is a sunny Easter Sunday here.....wishing you the same.

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  12. gorgeous flowers!! happy spring...easter...sunday!

    i love the fairy steps!!

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  13. I love those. The color, and they are so delicate.

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  14. You are ahead of us but oh, so lovely. I do wish I knew what they were -- alas, I only know the biggies! But I love them all!

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  15. Mystery solved! I love the color of these beautiful blossoms. Happy spring Tammie! :-)

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  16. Such sweet and beautiful flowers, I can almost smell their fresh scent from here. I love those enchanting fairy steps too!

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  17. I haven't seen this flower before, but it's so exciting to learn something new! I guess that the next time you walk along the fairy steps, more spring miracles will wait and wave for you!:)
    Happy Spring, Tammie!

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  18. Do so love the fairy steps ♥ Love the color of your newly named plant too.

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  19. daphne! the name seems perfect! i don't think we have it here...

    happy spring, sweet tammie... i love to see these leaves unfurling!

    xoxo

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  20. Hello. Your works is Elegant.
    Greetings from Japan. ruma

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  21. Lovely post Tammie.
    Those steps put my five into Doonhill Woods to shame.
    Here in south west Scotland we're now ablaze with spring colour.
    Enjoy your changing season

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  22. This is so lovely! And elegant!

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  23. Thank you all for your lovely visits, messages and thoughts. It is such a joy for me to hear from you.
    Warmly,
    Tammie

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  24. they are beautiful, I thought maybe they were redbud but I see you have found the name.

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  25. Daphne seems apt...a feminine name for a beautiful flower...

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  26. I'm not seeing any blossoms yet. But the greening is visible everywhere the snow has melted. So the blooms are on their way!

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  27. wow, those blooms are beautiful. i bet they'd be so beautiful when all of them have bloomed.

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  28. des escaliers paradisiaques!

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  29. Wow, i love those steps! Such beautiful photos.

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  30. Wow, i love those steps! Such beautiful photos.

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  31. I had no idea about the name of the plant, but to read “Daphne”, I remembered winter daphne, in Japanese “jinchoge”, which is native to China, Korea, and Japan. Ours are pale pink and science name is Daphne odora Thunb. Your daphne flowers are so luminous. I like to espy the tiny arrival of spring, it’s easier when I see through a telescope lens. Our cherry blossoms are almost over and new leaves have emerged like your daphne in the last year's photo.

    Yoko

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  32. Gorgeous flowers! How delighted it would be to walk there, finding these beauties.
    And charming stairs :)
    Lovely weekend to you! :)

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  33. 漸く春がやって着ましたね。 綺麗な色彩です。 
    いつも訪問してくれて有り難う。

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  34. Those flowers look just like my redbud tree when it flowers. Wish I could see the entire plant/bush????

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Tammie