Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sundays in my City-May Day


May is here...so happy to turn my calendar over to MAY! Anyone else just as happy! It's been an amazing weekend so far. I loved watching the Royal Wedding on Friday and in honor of the Royal weekend we finally watched The King's Speech. Loved it and Colin Firth even more. I don't know about you but I have been thinking with a British accent since Friday and maybe dreaming in British too. I might have to watch an episode of Jersey Shore or Real House wives to get back to my American ways!

We had a gorgeous end of April here yesterday, Hubby and I spent the day out in the yard or as the British say Garden. Getting our hands dirty again was such a welcome treat after such a long cold winter and a wet Spring thus far. Having the sun beat down on us felt so good. We tore out bushes and bought Rhododendron bushes to replace. I loved them when we lived in Germany. Living in Utah before it's just to hot there for them to survive. So with any luck perhaps next May Day I will be enjoying a site like this outside my kitchen window.





These pictures are all from last May in Rhododendron Park in Bremen, Germany. It was an amazing sight to see such beautiful flowers of all kinds blooming in different stages and seasons. Other than Winter there was always color to be found.

Happy May Day and SUNDAY! Stop by Unknown Mami and travel the world with her this Sunday.

14 comments:

Joyce said...

Beautiful photos! Shhh... I told my love I was coming online to look for a microwave. I had to pop on over to say hi! smile... xo

Keetha Broyles said...

I remember as a child making and then delivering May baskets. It was such fun.

No one seems to do that much anymore.

Deborah said...

Beautiful photo's ... and Sophie is just gorgeous!

Deidra said...

"Thinking with a British accent." I love the things you write here! I can't wait to see photos of your rhododendrons when they bloom!

CM said...

I totally agree about it being May. Bring on Spring!

Beautiful shots, love the blooms!

lytha said...

i've been to that rhodie park in bremen!

it's the washington state flower so i've always been fond of it, esp. since it's green all year and blooms for my birthday in may. i'd like to get way more rhodies but they are so expensive i have to forget about it.

yesterday i was in delmenhorst, i stopped in on keia as you could guess. the endurance ride was in osnabrueck, a place right on the border of our two states.

there was a nazi rally and demonstration against them so the whole of bremen was messed up yesterday - no trains ran because the demonstrators sat on the tracks. 185 nazis and over 3K protestors turn the town upside down!

i don't know if you experienced the "dancing into may" that goes on all night and may dances around the maypole - i have not yet but i sure heard it all over the neighborhood last night.

MixtressSamiJoe said...

I was just about to say that you live in the most gorgeous place on Earth!
Then i read a little further and realized these were from where you lived last...

As always, i love this months header.

May said...

I can look at your header forever!!! Spring is awesome this year in Deutschland...:D But thanks to being over worked with the kids communion, I never got to take shots of all the spring flowers and cherry blossoms...:(

Expats Again said...

I am going to try to visit that park in Bremen before we visit the states in mid-may. It looks spectacular!

Mrs4444 said...

It's finally warmed up here, so I expect blooms any day now. FINALLY, spring!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Isn't it great that it's May? The pics are gorgeous (as is your new May header!) - it's so nice to see flowers in bloom! I know, I'm quite smitten by the British nowadays and am missing the British TV shows we tend to watch in Ireland. I loved the wedding and the best part was watching them drive away in the Aston Martin :)

blueviolet said...

They're absolutely gorgeous! Azaleas and rhododendrons are my favorites, because they were so plentiful in my parents' garden.

Renee Weatherford said...

Such beauty!! Spring is the best time for natural photo inspiraiton :)

Unknown Mami said...

I love The King's Speech. I own it so I've watched it 3 times so far. Colin Firth did an amazing job.