Saturday, January 30, 2010

Flower pictures

Huh? How do pictures of flowers have anything to do with "Flowing Waters", or fishing in general?

Well, in a roundabout way, they do. My wife and I have always had pretty extensive flower beds and gardens - mostly perennials. She's always loved gardening, and I followed along after we got married. The way I figure it, the garden is still an important part of the ecosystem, so it's really only a step or two away from the aquatic ecosystem I love so much. We plant to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, as well as multitude of other birds.

Today, when I was moaning about not having anything fresh to post on my blog, she said "Why don't you put up some of the garden pictures you took? They're colorful and will remind everyone that spring WILL come, eventually." We all know that, in the long run, it's better to follow our advice from our wives. So, here are some pics from our garden. Hope you like them.

Columbine, hostas, and the stone rabbit

Vibrant lillies

Overflowing planter

Flowering tree in the front yard

a Hummingbird moth on the butterfly bush

Monarch butterfly

One of the resident toads


wandering owl said...

Cool pics, Wolfy! Love the one of the toad. C'mon summer!

Anonymous said...

You are a smart one Wolfy...listening to your wife and all ;-)

She's right though (and I'm not just saying that because I'm a chick either) Those pictures really do remind me that spring will come soon enough and these winter blahs will be long forgotten...until then, I will freeze and pout!

Mel said...

Thanks for the pictures, Wolfy, and the reminder that warmer days are coming. I have just about had enough of winter in my area.

Basspastor said...

I think that toad looks like Mike Thompson of MT Bucket blog. lol
Good some good picks, especially Thompson toad.

The Fisherbabe said...

Ahhhhhh I can't wait for SPRING...and the flowers make me smile. What a smart lady your wife is!!!


Shoreman said...

I forget how much I miss the "yard" when you live in the wilds. Our previous house had an area with Hostas and Columbine just like yours. OK, I'm ready for Spring and summer.


Rebecca said...

I agree with everyone, your wife is one smart lady! Those pictures just brightened my day and made me smile right through my cabin fever.

Thank you for sharing! Feel free to do it anytime.

Waiting for Spring...

Fish Whisperer said...

Ah yes, to be locked in the yearly cycle of waiting and yearning for Winter to release it's icy grip and Spring to be set free. I have now forsaken that emotion for a tropical way of life. Your flowers are very lovely and the toad was a nice touch.
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