Nothing ever seems impossible in spring – #SundayStills

Where flowers bloom so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

Isn’t this a lovely quote by Lady Bird Johnson? I’ll admit I didn’t know who she was until I did a search and it was very interesting rabbit hole to go down!

Over the years I have been keen to share my spring photos and appreciate another opportunity to do so with Terri’s Sunday Stills being all about the Signs of Spring, although it should be noted the full theme for this week is Signs of Autumn (or Spring if you’re in the Southern hemisphere).

Down here in the land of Oz, we started Spring on September 1 and what a wonderful feeling it was after a long wet, cold, miserable winter – and Covid restrictions didn’t help!

Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.

L M Montgomery

I wandered around the garden the other day looking for inspiration, and as Lucy Maud Montgomery so wisely said in the above quote, nothing was impossible.

I was overwhelmed with choice, from the little forests of dwarf purple grape hyacinths popping up; the final fling of yellow from daffodils; the pink crepe paper blossoms on the fruit trees; the new growth on the trees waiting to explode; the buzzing of bees and blowflies; the chirping and flurry of colourful birds; the spotting of snakes in the grass, (literally); the swooping of protective magpies; the amazing burst of colour; the feel of warm(ish) sunshine on my skin – in fact all of my senses were engaged and I couldn’t have been happier.

I even took a few photos to share with you – surprise, surprise!

Spring time in the garden

There’s lots of colour and budding new growth just ready to burst forth. It’s such a lovely time of the year. I’ve said in previous posts that because we are at a higher altitude we are a bit behind the rest of the countryside, but I don’t mind that at all. It’s well worth waiting for.

These two photos were taken a few years apart

I love the variety of ways that trees sprout new growth and these trees always appeal.

Some pretty spring colour

I love this carpet of magnolia flowers

magnolia carpet in Spring
magnolia carpet in Spring

As you can see from my small selection, there’s a lot of beauty around at the moment and with the flowers blooming, there’s also a feeling of hope!

I’d love to know what your favourite image is from my selection.


Terri is is our awesome hostess for #SundayStills and her post can be found here.

Next week Sunday Stills is all about Sports or Hobbies.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit to my world, you are always welcome!

Debbie 🙂

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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world.  A young retiree,  after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.

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29 Replies to “Nothing ever seems impossible in spring – #SundayStills”

  1. Happy spring to you Debbie! What gorgeous photos of your garden and area! Your quotes are perfect, there is always hope and spring is the perfect metaphor for the idea. yes, that magnolia carpet is amazing! I will miss seeing the ginkgo tree leaf carpet at my former university this year, but there is plenty of new things to see in Washington! Have a wonderful week and enjoy your spring days, my friend!

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  2. What lovely colours in your spring photos! You are further into spring than we are into autumn, so when I publish my own response I will be using images from my archives. I love your carpet of magnolia flowers in particular 😀

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    1. Thanks so much for joining in Hugh. The magnolia carpet really appealed to me too which is why I included it on its own rather than as a gallery. I’m sad to say I parked my car on it!

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