The Promise of Spring and Finding Beauty


Porch Party 30I found the promise of Spring today.


Porch Party 30Bunnies were out to play.


Porch Party 30I found little bouquets of tulips.


Porch Party 30Robins were splashing in puddles.

The Robin

Porch Party 30And every bunny face reminded me...


Porch Party 30that my secret garden will be in bloom soon.


Spring Tea

pink blossoms and gazebo

bunny in frame

The Sly Fox


Veil of blossoms and Gazebo

Porch Party 30The song for this post is Nightingale.

Porch Party 30


Claudia from Dippity Road is hosting Finding Beauty Friday. Please stop today, and visit her beautiful post and many others. Claudia is having a giveaway to celebrate her blogiversary. Stop by and leave a comment to enter.
Lou said...

Ohh Karen these images are just Stunning!!! Absolutely inspiring and beautiful!!!! You are soooo clever!! I just adore that Robin Scene!!! Totally WOW!!! Definitely you have inspired me!!! TFS...
Pure Eye Candy Heaven... sigh....:)
Love Lou xx

LiLi M. said...

Yes here too! The day temperature is rising, we see the sun again, buds everywhere in the garden, it smells different and the birds are singing: yes she is coming, spring is coming! Enjoy Karen, I love your photos as always!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

How wonderful that Spring will be there soon, where you live.
I love all the photos you have shared.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Duni said...

Gorgeous pictures - all of them!
I do need colour in my life and looking at these wonderful photos/collages makes me really happy :)
I have a big bunch of bright pink tulips in my hall to remind me that spring is just around the corner -- well, I'm hoping it is!

have a nice day,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!!! I think every single photo here is award-winning, Karen! Those bunnies are my heart's delight. I saw a bunny right outside my back door the other day as I was going out. He looked as if he was about to ring the doorbell, he was so close! Maybe that is a sign that our spring is close at hand!!!

Bisous, Anita

Lori said...

lovely post Karen...i love when the bunnies come out to play...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What perfect timing! I needed this little dose of spring today. We received 10 inches of snow yesterday and we are still having flurries....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are just breath-taking images Karen! Such beautiful and happy places and things! I just love coming here. laurie

Diva Kreszl said...

oh dream of spring!!!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

So lovely Karen.

Please remenber what ever you do this to FFB -- you are always finding beauty at every turn and post!

You inspire me...I want you to share with everyone :)

Thanks for lifting my day!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

another post full of gorgeous photos!
thank you

(and I want to have tea in that exquisite setting!)

Kathleen Grace said...

Your photos and artwork are always a joy to behold. I must tell you, the thought of a secret garden has always been something that completely captured my imagination. I would love my own little walled garden to fill and decorate, wouldn't that be amazing!? I am so happy that spring is almost here:>)

Nancy Jo said...

Nice pictures as always. How are you feeling? Are your eyes on the mend?
I figure at least six weeks here before we get anything close to spring. Really looking forward to those warm summer winds and the curtains blowing out.
Nancy Jo

GardenDesigner said...

So glad I stopped by! I love your photos and your style!!! Keep smiling Spring will soon be here!! ( I have the fever very very bad! ) Hee hee!


Jean Tuthill said...

Your pics are so awesome. I'm so glad I stopped by, I needed your Spring Images....

Elyse said...

sigh ... and what a garden you have!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Magnificent pictures of beauty!!! I love all of them...hugs...m..

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Karen,

I had snow again yesterday and flurries today...but I'm holding out for's supposed to arrive soon [I think]. :0)

A lovely post..I thought it WAS Springtime for a few minutes. :0)

Hope you are having a lovely week...

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what beautiful Spring photos. Autumn has just begun for us and it is so wonderful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Karen,

Thank you for coming to my writing blog where I revealed a little more of what is in my heart. I try to keep CCC "whine-free", but I need a space where I can put my ideas out and sometimes what is in my head are questions that reflect my insecurity. Thank you for offering your advice; I must have a complex because in the physical world, there have been friends that have stopped being my friends for silly reasons. So now, I have a thing where I always wonder, "What did I say or do wrong to tick someone off?"!!!! In blogland it's worse because you can't see the other person or go to visit them!!

I hope your eyes get better soon!! I too, have been having problems with my eyes this week. They are swollen, dry and have been itchy. I can't see and next month I am going to be 52; my husband and I are falling apart together, however, and are feeling signs of either carpal tunnel or arthritis in our wrists!!! HHEHEHE! At least we are doing it together!

Take care dear one and stay well, Anita

Jennifer said...

Karen, such a feel good post - thank you - I needed this today - it was crazy in the busy high school health room I work in! Stop by and see me some time, Jennifer jennsthreegraces said...

You've made me day dream of spring!

Thanks so much for the beautiful package! Your note cards are so pretty - I loved the red book they came in, and your tags are great. This is such a fun swap, thanks for being a part of it.

Thank you!


Kathleen said...

I love when Spring just begins to reveal itself! The world is full of hope and promise and it seems all things are possible!!!!

grey like snuffie said...

Beautiful indeed...looking forward to Spring this year...hoping all of our extra snow will help make my yard even happier. Wonderful post....

Anonymous said...

Oh, Karen, this post (like all the rest!) is gorgeous. It is hard waiting for spring, but I can feel the changes in the air!
Thank you for telling us about 'Finding Beauty' - I'll jump on over and join in the fun!

Bernideen said...

I have put a link to you on my blog!

Jessica Hills said...

I love your banner! Thanks for the nice comment.

Denise Marie said...

lovely post! A secret garden would have a gardener and all...I hope I find the key too. :)