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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Maggie and I thought we'd show you a handful of photos from right here at Ao4 Headquarters for Serene Scenery Sunday.  Would you like to take a look at what's blooming in our gardens?

The cooler weather has delayed the growing season a bit this year, but the Texas Quince are going strong:

Texas Quince

One of our most fragrant plants is the Juddi Viburnum! Here is a look at that:

Juddi Viburnum

I wish you could smell these!

Speaking of smelling things - remember the lilac bush I was sitting under in yesterday's post? Here is a look at those:

"Skidmore" Lilacs
So named for Mom's friend who gave her cuttings from her lilac bush to plant

Oh, if you could stick your snooter in there, you'd feel so very serene!

Our Redbud Trees are at their peak right now! Mom went out to take pix of them the other day and saw this birdie enjoying them:

American Robin

He sure found a nice, colorful place to hang out!

Here's another look at a bloom-filled branch:

Eastern Redbud Tree branch

In another part of the yard, we have another lilac bush - and Old Fashioned Lilac. The blooms on this bush are darker than on the Skidmore Lilac and they come into bloom a little later. Take a look:

Old Fashioned Lilacs

This Robin was following Mom around while she was taking pix of the lilacs; I'm not sure if he's the same one who was out front in the Redbud Tree.

American Robin

Mom likes the way the light was hitting him.

How about one more look at some Old Fashioned Lilacs?


Mmmm... can you almost smell them?

I hope our garden pictures have helped make your Sunday a little bit more serene!!!



  1. Woo Woo I have got my serene on for sure. And you know what???? I do believe I could smell them.

  2. Have a serene Sunday and get some big easy on today. Yes your beautiful garden pix made us smile as we thought of lovely thoughts and said thank you for Spring being here.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Just beautiful. :)

  4. Wow...those are some very beaytiful flowers girls, isn't lilac just beautiful, we have some in our backyard too!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. Your flowers are so, so beautiful, girls! Mom is hoping that she doesn't miss anything blooming in her garden while she's away.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Mum has been looking for something nice smelling for the garden, she is off to find a juddi viburnum now.

  7. Those are wonderful flower pictures. We have the same viburnum so we will give ours a sniff in your honor.

  8. Those are absolutely wonderful photos. I think my favorite is the robin, so crystal clear, among the Redbud blossoms. Wow.

  9. Gorgeous - we wish we had some of that quince growing here and the viburnum too. We really like the snowball one.

    Lots of storms here now after we thought they were gone for the day. Very heavy rain but luckily no really bad stuff. Still under a tornado watch until 2:00am.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. The pictures are so gorgeous - your garden and area are wonderful. Thanks for today's serene Snday post!

  11. OUR crabapple tree is full of blooms and our dogwood tree...that is all so far. Lovely pictures.
    stella rose

  12. Oh, I always feel so serene looking at your garden! I hope you think of me and Cinderella when you sniff the Texas Quince!