Time for Blossoms and Blooms and Other Signs of Spring!
Spring is my favorite 'time' of the year with the reawakening of life from winter sleep in the new buds and blossoms on the trees and flowers.
What better way to get ready for the season then to add a bit of seasonal décor to your walls. An easy way to do this is with a new wall clock. Here I present a selection of lovely scenes of flowers and birds and nature. We all need to know the time at various points throughout our day, so why not have these lovely reminders of the season every time we look at the clock.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Besides being a lovely sign of Spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival held in our Nation's Capital each year is a lovely way to begin the Season.
National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC
|Source: Ron Cogswell on Flickr|
A Southern Beauty!
The magnolia dates back 20 million years and is a very hardy plant in southern areas of the U.S., Southeast Asia and South America. It's a flowering tree that graces many a southern city and is a favorite in Savannah, Georgia where I live. The blossoms are beautiful and the scent is lovely. When the magnolias bloom here, I know that Spring has arrived!
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Magnolias Herald 'Spring in the South'
My favorite locale for the lovely Magnolia flower is in the city of Savannah, Georgia where the magnolia trees blossom early before Spring arrives in other parts of the country. It's a true harbinger of Spring in this gracious southern city. This beautiful clock is a perfect reminder that Spring has arrived in the South.
Daffodils and Dogwood~
Definitely Signs of Spring!
There are some interesting facts about the daffodil. It is the national flower of Wales and it is traditional to wear a daffodil on March 1, their St. David's Day. Various cancer charities around the world, including America, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, use the daffodil emblem as a fund raising symbol. "Daffodil Days", begun in Toronto in 1957, is the Canadian Cancer Society's fund-raiser where the flowers are offered in return for a donation. And in some countries, the yellow variation of the daffodil is associated with Easter.
The Dogwood tree & shrub grows in warmer climates, such as China and Japan, and is quite well known in the southeastern United States. Those of us here in Georgia love to decorate with symbols of the Dogwood, as it is such a charming southern symbol of this time of year. The term "dogwood winter" is used to describe a cold snap in Spring, as southern farmers believed it was not safe to plant their crops until after the dogwoods blossomed.
|Tulips in Holland. Source: Wikimedia|
Tulips, a beautiful perennial, has long been associated with the Netherlands. Tulips from Holland have been well known for many years and there are numerous Tulip Festivals throughout Holland every Spring.
Tulip Festivals abound throughout North America as well, with well-known ones occurring in Albany, NY, Ottawa, Gatineau and Montreal, Canada; Lehi, Utah; Orange City and Pella, Iowa; Mount Vernon, Washington; and Woodburn, Oregon. It's also interesting to note that one of the well-known Tulip Festivals takes place in Holland, Michigan. Seem, appropriate, somehow. :)
A Field of Tulips on a Wall Clock
|Colorful Spring Tulips on a Wall Clock|
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
Springtime Birds ~
|Birds - Silk Screen Wall Clock|
A bird clock on your wall is a wonderful way to add to your décor.
Green ~ A Favorite Color of the Spring Season!
The new green buds on the trees, and our lawns 'greening up' with the warmer weather and spring showers. Nothing says "Spring" better than the color Green after a long, cold, colorless winter season.
What Signifies Springtime to You?
What criteria do you use as a 'true' sign of Spring?
- New green buds on the trees.
- Garden flowers beginning to bloom.
- Yard no longer covered in snow and now needs to be mowed. :-)
- Birds returning to bird feeders and gardens.
- MLB Baseball Season Begins! (My personal favorite!)
(c) 2013 Wednesday Elf. Updated 3/21/2017