Out of Doors!

We spent a lot of time outdoors with a string of good weather we’ve been having. Here are some photos of what is blooming outside in our yard.

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Our pink Dogwood.

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Some sweet pansies.

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Our lilac and bleeding hearts.

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Dogwood with Lilac in the background.


Our azaleas and rhododendrons are getting ready to show us all they have to offer soon.

Yesterday I brought some of our outside beauties in to enjoy their fragrance.

13006688_10209388302972816_6663315460268447190_nWe had a record breaker heat day yesterday at 90 degrees. They expect another record breaker for today at 86. Unheard of in April.

Linking up with ABC Wednesday originated by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by Roger and and team. O is for out of doors, outdoors, outside.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

28 thoughts on “Out of Doors!

  1. So beautiful! My favorites are the pansies and the lilacs …

    We had 83 yesterday. Pretty good here, but not unusual. We live in the land of changing weather -almost hourly.

  2. OMYGOODNESS…what lovely flowers…90 degrees….in April….that’s crazy…..but nice. 🙂
    As to your question, yes, ma’am, I’ve been pretty thin all my loooong life and weigh more now than I ever have due to not moving around as fast in my olden age as I once did….

  3. The spring flowers are beautiful, but cannot hold up to that kind of heat. I hope things cool to a less wilting howdy do so that you may continue to enjoy them. What are you folks doing to stay cool?

  4. It’s wonderful to see all the pretty little Spring flowers cautiously popping their heads
    out of the encumbering foliage!
    Best wishes Ellen to you and yours,
    ABCW team. xx

  5. You are so lucky to have lilacs! One of my absolute favourite flowers not only because of their beauty but also their fragrance! We’ve been having spectacular weather here, too, and the cherry blossoms are just now shedding and greening up. Our rhodos are starting to bloom now, too. What a wonderful time of year!

    abcw team

  6. Beautiful series! Outdoor is the greatest thing of season…
    Our lilac will bloom only at the end of may, I cannot wait –
    Enjoy the outdoor time

  7. Phone calls and messages told me it was about that hot in Eugene this week too — nearly the same as we are here in Florida. But we don’t have any lilacs and dogwoods. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes the dogwoods are still blooming when we get back to Oregon, but I don’t have any hope of seeing the rest of the flowers you so kindly show. (Thanks for the beauty and the memories).

  8. Hi Ellen,

    Your pink dogwoods are some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen! I have to say I envy you having the lilac bush. They don’t do well here in our area because our winters typically aren’t cold enough. I do love they way they look and their marvelous fragrance. I’m also a big fan of bleeding heart flowers; they’re so dainty-looking. 🙂

    Wow, you did have some heat. I thought it was hot here, but I believe you have topped our temps. for sure. I enjoyed your post, Ellen, and have a great week!

    Warm hugs,


  9. It is not often that I see pink dogwoods. Yours blossoms are so pretty. The pansy looking flower is actually a viola, better known as Johnny Jump Ups. As the flower dries up, you’ll notice a million little seeds develop. The seeds spread and “jump up” the next year! Also, the violas are easy to dry/press between the pages of a heavy book. I also love bleeding hearts and lilacs. I love that the leaves of the lilacs are heart shaped!

  10. Wow, beautiful flowers. Pink dogwood is so beautiful. I want some in our yard. I would love if you shared it on our link party, Dishing It & Digging It every Sunday. I am sure our readers would love to see your blooms.

    • Hi Linda, I put your blog in my feedly and I’ll see about participating in Dishing it and Digging it…fun name.

  11. The lilacs are wonderful this year. I can hardly walk along the street without stopping every other minute to stick my nose into someone’s lilac bush. I’ve bought one for our new garden and it sits in its pot on the deck until I can decide on the perfect place for it.

  12. Oh my goodness. I was getting ready to chat about the beautiful flowers in your yard, and then you said 90 degrees (in April!!) and I can’t think of anything else. (Can you tell how much I dislike heat?) Stay cool, friend!

    And your flowers really are so beautiful!

  13. You are having a heat wave and we had 2 feet of snow this past weekend! Crazy weather for spring! The dogwood blossoms are so beautiful and delicate!

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