~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142: Colorful April ~

Seems when I’m home in Vancouver, my photos are all about what is growing in my gardens and around the neighborhood, and when I’m at home in Long Beach, my snaps are of birds and beach critters! Amy has invited us to feature the colors of April so here is another batch of flora!

I love to look up at a clear blue sky through the screen of bright yellow forsythia. An early bloomer, the shrub is somewhat unwieldy, needing hard pruning, however its yellow blossoms yield to a bright light green leaves as the flowers fade.

Grape Hyacinth naturalize and spread yearly. These were nestled amid the green grass looking like there should be an Easter egg hiding nearby!

Flowering Quince in the foreground is enhanced by forsythia in the background.

Naturalizing together, jonquils, hyacinth and candytuft make a pretty pattern in this corner.

One of my most fragrant lilacs is just starting to bloom.

Evergreen Hydrangea trails along the hand rail to my front door. The flowers bloom early, and hardy, dark green leaves soften the hard edge of steel and brick all summer long.

Jello, the fairest flower of all, tucked into one of her favorite “forts” in the back yard!

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate onward. Please mask-up and stay safe.🐾


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8 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142: Colorful April ~

  1. I like the Grape Hyacinths and the Jello one the best. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    These colorful spring flowers are all very beautifully captured, Lindy! I love the Evergreen Hydrangea especially. Oh… Jello made me smile. 🙂

  3. Tina Schell says:

    LOL for Jello’s peeking through Lindy. Loved the color combos in your post this week – wonderful blends. My favorites are the evergreen hydrangeas. I love the colorful hydrangeas we have here and must admit I wasn’t familiar with the evergreens.

  4. Leya says:

    Wonderful colours and so well ophotographed – a joy! I loved the evergreens (never heard or seen of) and of course Jello hiding – my two dogs always hide in a self made (dug) grotto under the forsythia bushes…

  5. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful and colorful, Lindy. Hi Jello! I SEE YOU!!!

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