Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Garden State


these shots were all taken around my town in Central NJ
between late April and now











28 comments:

Jay Simser said...

Looks like we had the same thing in mind. I drove around this week taking pictures also. This is my favorite time of year. Happy week-end. Love your pictures. Hug Hope for me.

Tracy said...

What beautiful spring colors...although it's been in the 90's here in NC so it doesn't feel much like spring anymore but your lovely photos reminded me it still really is spring! the green is gorgeous, as are all the colors; thanks for sharing!

DJan said...

Me too! I drove around taking pictures of rhododendrons and then made a post of them. It's a beautiful time of the year, unless you live in Missouri somewhere near Joplin...

jabblog said...

It all looks so fresh and abundant - wonderful!

Ron said...

Oh,la-la! Beautiful photos, Dianne!

The azaleas are stunning!

It's amazing, because for as long as I've been back in north east, I've not seen much of Central Jersery. It looks lovely!

Thanks for sharing, dear lady!

X to you and the gang!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful selection of flowers!

Daryl said...

SO pretty ..

Kay L. Davies said...

Isn't the transformation wonderful?
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Looks like things are really blooming in the Garden State! Beautiful shot Dianne!
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Reb said...

Lovely shots Dianne. I will be going to the greenhouse in the next few days, hoping not to spend too much money though.

EG Wow said...

Spring sure looks great in your neighbourhood, Dianne.

Carver said...

Your town's spring flowers are very beautiful. It does look like a garden state.

Mike said...

Hopefully none of these plants have been blown away by the storms recently.

Cloudia said...

A beautiful state!





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A piece of news said...

Those are nice photos. I've not visited before, so I'll tell you that the descriptions of your cats made me laugh! Love that!

HermanTurnip said...

I'm constantly amazed at how much greenery there is in your part of the world. Here in San Diego we live is a desert broken up by the occasional palm tree or hedge row.

ellen abbott said...

oh, our azaleas bloomed out 2 months ago.

I had always heard how ugly NJ is, but every time I have been there I have found it to be a beautiful place.

eileeninmd said...

I really enjoy seeing all the spring blooms. Your photos are gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Akelamalu said...

It's 'blooming' lovely! :)

Scott Oglesby said...

Your photography skills are top notch babe. You make New Jersey look …. I’m not even going to go for that joke.

You gots to come visit me in the Flizzle. I’ll show you a good time!

Linda said...

When you're barreling down the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike at 65+ miles per hour, it's hard to really appreciate the beauty of New Jersey. Thanks for sharing some and reminding me of what a beautiful place it can be!

fermicat said...

Thanks for the lovely spring photos - the colors are so fresh and bright. We're already well into summer conditions here in Hotlanta.

CrystalChick said...

Beautiful photos of our lovely state!

Shrinky said...

Ahhh, you've captured the season so well - i think the last shot is simply perfect!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What lovely flowers -- your State is aptly named. (That's my kind of gardening, BTW, taking pictures of other people's gardens ;>)

Michelle said...

You are ahead of where we are, but I think you have shared the same kind of winter and spring.. beautiful.. thank you for your comment on Caron's blog...I think that blogging has opened up a whole new social network for me....hugs.. Michelle

Leora said...

These are lovely - and to me, azaleas say "home." Too bad you started doing Nature Notes and I haven't had time (or inspiration). Maybe later in June...

Patti said...

So that's why they call it the Garden State!

Lovely photos. Your town always looks so nice.