Monday, April 01, 2013

ABC Wednesday

The letter is L

Whereas last week it was necessary to scratch for flowers that
began with K,
 
L has been lavish with its supply of lovely flowers -
somehow it's just that kind
of a letter.
 
Lupins,  Lunaria, Lilacs, Lobelia, Larkspur, Love in the Mist
 
It is early in the morning, towards the end of May.  I am up with the sun and before I breakfast I go into the garden where himself, the sun, is making long shadows along the pathway.
 
The bright blue above is kissing the Linum awake, and as the petals open they reflect the colour of the sky, tossing and turning in the morning breeze.

They are morning flowers - by noon they will have closed up shop and be napping.
 


Within a few weeks the lavender will add its delicate
 perfume as I brush past it and stoop to pick a sprig.


and the lamb's ears will start to poke their little mauve flowers along their stems
just under their ears

 
 
and then it will  be time for the gorgeous,elegant lilies!
 
 
That come in many beautiful colours
 
 
and practically send one swooning with their heady fragrance
 
 
Oh,what is life without a garden!!!!
 
For more interesting Ls click here to reach ABC Wednesday
with many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and to Roger
and all who help with this great meme.
 
 
 

19 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You're making me envious! Because I have to go visit other gardens (in real or virtual life). Thanks for letting me visit yours.

And I'm very glad you didn't try to narrow down the "Ls" to just one. Each flower is perfection.

photowannabe said...

Simply beautiful Hildred.
I love your header too.
It just feels like Spring has sprung.
What a perfect post for the letter L.

Roger Owen Green said...

glad you were LAVISHED with LOTS of L flowers
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

What a lovey array of flowers. I just enjoyed Easter all over again with your lily.

Yes, that is a baby hedgehog in my zoo pictures. He was so adorable, but needed to be handled with gloves.

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful floral photography and great L's ~ ^_^

Luna Miranda said...

these are gorgeous! i wish i have a garden with all these flowers.

Barb said...

Lovely to visit you and see this bonanza of blooms, Hildred. Makes me long for my own "l's"! Love the Header, too. Hope you had a good Easter.

Leslie: said...

What a lovely garden you must have!

Leslie
abcw team

Hildred said...

Hi Barb, - do hope you are doing well, feeling better. Miss you...
Had a good Easter with the family. We cooked dinner together and made room for Charles in our hearts....take care.

LONDONLULU said...

Very lovely, lush and delicate blooms of such variety.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Hildred for the wonderful array of flowers as a tribute to the letter "L"! Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes I think here too in the UK Hildred L would probably be the easiest letter to fill with flowers.
And most of them would be sweet smelling too.

Lea said...

So pretty!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Carver said...

Wonderful array of flowers that begin with L. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Marie said...

They are all so Lovely! A spring bouquet of joy!

uberrhund said...

What a pretty walk through the flowers of "L", thank you for bringing us along!

Ann said...

Beautiful mixture of flowers. I can almost get the scent of the lavender here.

Ann said...

Lots of lavish "L" flowers. What a wonderful garden you must have.
Ann

Chubskulit Rose said...

Those are delightful blooms!

Las Vegas
Catching up (again) for L entries, oh Lord, I am always LATE!
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team