Forecasting Blooms with a Chance of Showering Petals

I’m enjoying the beauty of the Purple Leaf Plum~

blooming for a couple of weeks now.

The blossoms are beginning to shatter and rain down~ making way for purplish/red foliage~

I’m sorry to see the blooms fade, but if I have to be showered on~ I’ll take a shower of petals over thunderstorms any day!

 These violets are under my neighbor’s tree~ being showered with petals~ and providing a little Food for Thought inspiration for our next book selection~

Reminding me to tell you that it’s not too late to read

 Violets of March~ and join the fun March 30th.

“Mix a love story, history, and a mystery and what takes root? The Violets of March, a novel that reminds us how the past comes back to haunt us, and packs a few great surprises for the reader along the way.”
~Jodi Picoult, author of Sing You Home & House Rules

You might find yourself inspired to pack a picnic, shake up a Gordon Green cocktail, whip up a stack of pancakes, stir up some risotto, or have a clambake~

You never know on what journey a good book will lead you!

Wishing you an extended forecast of blue skies & blooms, with a chance of showering petals :)

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Seasonal Sundays~

 Mosaic Monday~

Outdoor Wednesday~

  Watery Wednesday~

 Alphabe-Thursday~ R for Raining Petals & Reading~

  41 comments for “Forecasting Blooms with a Chance of Showering Petals

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    March 18, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Very pretty! The trees have started to bloom here too, I just love it:@)

  2. March 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Your photography is impeccable. Gorgeous blooms. Ours are starting to bloom here in Chapel Hill too!..I so miss living on the water..I miss the tranquil mornings of coffee on the patio and the sights and sounds of the birds….You certainly have a little slice of heaven where you are!..

  3. March 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

    So pretty, especially the ones with the lake peeking behind. We are in full bloom here with the gorgeous cherry trees.

  4. March 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

    These are gorgeous Mary. Our petals are raining down, after the showers we’ve had the last couple of days. The Redbud is beginning to bloom though. I will be out there with my camera.:-)

  5. March 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

    As I look out my window, I see layers of blooms on the ground and the trees/shrubs from which they fell are now leafing out with their new green. Spring is a season of much beauty and quick change.

  6. March 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Gorgeous! Lots blooming around Austin at the moment. The Mountain Laurels are all in full bloom so the air is filled with their fragrance. They are prettier this year than most. This has been a garden weekend for me. ;-)

  7. March 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Mary! Our trees are just starting to bllom so I am looking forward to being showered with peteal! Like you said the best kind of shower! Hope your weekend is going great. XO, Pinky

  8. March 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    so pretty mary! i looked on my phone this morn and didn’t see any fft pics, how fun as i rescrolled and saw that too! and now i know you will be using real violets in your post coming… LUCKY YOU!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your water shots and blossoms, can it get any better?

  9. Susan
    March 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! What a beautiful view you have.

  10. March 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Absolutely stunning! It’s such a wonderful time of year! You’ve illustrated it so beautifully

  11. March 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Mary, Your trees are so beautiful and nothing matches a petal shower. I usually get one or two each spring. The book Violets of March sounds like a good read. I will have to add it to my list of “to read”.
    Have a great week.

    The French Hutch

  12. March 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Beautiful blooms! So pretty against the water, Laura

  13. March 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Everything is blooming in your garden! The lady bug is so special!

  14. Vee
    March 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wonderful weather forecast! Love the book and violets mosaic best of all…

  15. March 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

    That is an amazing tree. Lovely color. I love the collage of the violets with the book in the middle. Your spring is much more advanced than here in CT.

  16. March 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

    beautiful beautiful mosaics. Spring is such a glorious time of year. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous blooms with us. We are in autumn here, with some hot days of summer still hanging on.
    Have a wonderful week.

  17. A Garden of Threads
    March 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Beautiful photos. Petal showers would be lovely, but a nice rain would also be lovely here, there has been not rain or snow for most of the winter.

  18. March 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Your mosaics are amazing. The title of your post, forecasting blooms with a chance of showering petals is perfect!

  19. March 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Gorgeous photography!

  20. March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Gorgeous photos. I look forward to the trees blooming here. V

  21. March 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    The photos are glorious and thank you for the book recommendation. I just put a “hold” on it at my library.

  22. Marilyn
    March 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Showering petals! What a gorgeous description of Spring flowering trees. Branches filled with pink flowers just says “Spring” to me.

    Lovely pictures, as always.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  23. March 20, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Such beautiful blooms and we are blanketed in 6 inches of snow. I am glad we didn’t have any blooms yet. We were out pruning and gardening with the kids on Saturday and then boom – dumped on! I couldn’t believe it when I got up Sunday and it kept up all day! Sounds like a fun book! I always love romance and food together. I guess food is just romantic. Glad hubby is a romantic foodie with me!

  24. March 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Both the plum blossoms and violets are gorgeous. We are just now starting to see blooms on a few trees. Yesterday was sunny but today we have had wind and rain with cool temps. Our spring like weather has not arrived yet.

  25. March 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    This post is another of your amazing collections of gorgeous shots. You are so talented when it come to photographing natures wonderful landscapes, plants, and trees. All of these pink and lavender blooms make me feel like I, too, have a spring in my tired old step tonight.

  26. March 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    You have beautiful photos, when in temperate climates i truly love seeing these plums, apricots, apples flowering, because we dont have them at home.

  27. March 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Chloe and Gracie must be enjoying the Spring weather there.
    Joyce M

  28. March 21, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Beautiful! love your blog! Come and follow me back

  29. March 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love the blossoms on a purple leaf plum and the violets are so sweet and dainty. Enjoy these wonderful spring days.

  30. March 22, 2012 at 12:39 am

    How beautiful are your pictures!! I just love purple sand cherries…and, well, I named my daughter Violet! :) Petal showers are definitely the best!!!

  31. Karen S.
    March 22, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Your photos always brighten my day, or night! Just an explosion of colors!

  32. March 22, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Lovely and dainty blooms, both the white and the purple!

  33. March 22, 2012 at 8:29 am

    This is such a gorgeous time of year.

  34. March 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Such pretty blossoms, ours will be along by next month. Right now we have a thunderstorm on the horizon but if we at least get some rain, it will be welcome.

  35. March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Gorgeous! And I like the image of petals raining down!


  36. vbr
    March 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    The photos are gorgeous! Raining petals – what a lovely thought!

  37. March 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, the blossoms are lovely. We still have stark naked branches and plenty of snow on the ground! But accompanied by the bluest of blue skies! :)

  38. Pondside
    March 23, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I can’t wait for the blooms to start showing up around the pond!

  39. H
    March 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The blossom has opened up here too. It’s wonderful to see the world coming back into colour.

  40. March 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    The purple leaf plum is Ravishing…

    Pulling up a nice, shady spot under one of those trees with a picnic and a book sounds Really tempting…

    Thanks for linking and Reminding me to enjoy this gorgeous weather!

    Great post for the letter “R”.


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