Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 – Colorful April

Spring is emerging with colorful flowers all around my yard in coastal Georgia.

I was late planting seeds this year so only a few flowers are blooming in the butterfly garden. I have spotted a few Monarch butterflies but have not been able to capture a photo yet. The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds have come back to the feeders but I haven’t been able to capture them, either.

Right now purple and orange are the only two colors in the butterfly garden. The milkweed in the garden will soon be blooming. I’m looking forward to adding a few new plants and watching the plants emerge from the seeds.

Most of the azaleas have dropped their petals but a few late bloomers are still showing off their brilliant pink color. Tiny white blossoms stand out on a huge rosemary bush.

We are adding some green to a flower bed in our front yard by adding three citrus trees. Our granddaughter and I had fun getting muddy when we planted a naval orange tree on Easter. The tree is small now but hopefully will grow quickly and produce fruit in a few years.

Many thanks to Amy for this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge #143: Colorful April

Thanks also to Marsha for her challenge Sunday Stills: Emerging

26 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #143 – Colorful April

  1. Beautiful orange and purple flowers. Azaleas are stunning, they don’t last for very long. I haven’t seen in our area.
    How fun to plant citrus trees with your granddaughter. Thank you for sharing the fun moment with us.

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    1. Ingrid, thank you! I love seeing the azaleas every spring. Sadly, they don’t last very long. Most of them have faded. I have one light pink one in the back yard that is still looking good.

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  2. A good friend here has both a lime and a lemon tree that are producing a great deal of fruit. I’ve got a black thumb so I haven’t even tried! Hope yours are equally fruitful – they are nice enough to share the fruit with me. No work, lots of fruit. hard to beat! Loved your flowers Beth.

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    1. Tina, thank you. I had friends share limes and lemons with me. They were so good I thought I’d see If I would have any luck growing some. We are re-doing one of the flower beds and it is a perfect place to put them. We’ll have orange, lime and lemon. I hope they bear fruit during my lifetime LOL.


  3. Lovely, Beth! I can’t wait to see local flowers soon so thanks for giving me a virtual floral boost! And thank you for supporting Marsha while she hosted SS for me! See you on Sunday with the violet color challenge for SS!

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