Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday...lets just close our eyes and say...SPRING!

Thanks Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for hosting "Outdoor Wednesday" Hop on over to her place to check out other great outdoor photos! http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2009/01/128-outdoor-wednesday.html

My husband and I go on the Houston River Oaks Azalea Trail each year in March. We make a day of it, we have lunch at this quaint little Swedish Pastry Shop, visit the homes on the trail and all the gardens. We also do some shopping as some really great shops. Its fin and I love seeing all the beautiful colors spring brings. This is from last year, but we are already getting set for this March..of course since we had hurricane Ike we already know there is so much damage..but we will keep our fingers crossed that its still just as beautiful..enjoy!!


Susan said...


It's beautiful! What a wonderful annual trip. I hope Hurrican Ike didn't do too much damage

The tulips are gorgeous!

Take lots of pictures for us!

Thanks for sharing your photos..

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


marty39 said...

Oh my, everything is just lovely, but that sea of tulips is just so gorgeous. Other than roses, that's my favorite flower. I love to walk thru gorgeous gardens like this. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Wertz said...

How lovely! It is just beautiful.

Tealady said...

I am sure you're looking forward to your garden tour this year. Such a breath of springtime. The pictures you took last year are beautiful.

All the best, Lana

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful photographs! We've never made it down for this, but may try this year. Hopefully Ike didn't tear up too much. Thanks for the trip! Kathy

JudyBug said...

Beautiful pictures! I would love to do that drive and I'm so ready for blooms!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

So pretty,don't you just love to take those special trips with that special someone. Enjoyed visiting.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Margaret, this is such a lovely vista! And my absolute favorite part is the tulips! Oh, they are INCREDIBLE! Love the color and the flower. I also love that Japanese Magnolia. Just lovely. thanks for sharing.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

Claudie said...

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and every spring we have a Tulip Festival. 60 years ago the Dutch Royal Family sent Ottawa 100,000 tulip bulbs in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the 3 years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War 11. Each year they send 10,000 bulbs in gratitude.
WOW that was a mouth full.
Happy OW

texasdaisey said...

very pretty. I especially love the tulips.

ellen b. said...

Looks like a great spot to visit!!

imjacobsmom said...

What a great thing to look forward to. I hope you take lots of pics to share with us. ~ Robyn

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tulips....hope Hurrcane Ike didn't give to much damages..Happy Outdoor Wednesday Katherinellen

~CC Catherine said...

Thanks for the lovely spring trip...love the pink flowers! Very sweet! ;) ~CC Catherine