Thursday, May 7, 2015

Anticipation

The forsythias were the first bush to bloom this spring, and they were beautiful! The bush blooms even before it gets leaves. Here are a few in our neighborhood. All flowers have meanings attached to them, and the forsythia means anticipation!










Do you have a favorite?

“All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten. Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I’m creating: I’ll create Jerusalem as sheer joy, create my people as pure delight.”

Isaiah 65

29 comments:

Linda said...

Very beautiful, Ginny! Thanks for sharing them and naming them, I have seen these but didn't know what they were called. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness Ginny, these are fantastic! Love the yellow truck shot and it makes another great header.

Brocante hobbykamer said...

What Yellow -I never see that before so yellow!

Small Kucing said...

so lovely, Ginny

It reminds me of a story in the Bible about the bush on fire

Small Kucing said...

so lovely, Ginny

It reminds me of a story in the Bible about the bush on fire

crafty cat corner said...

Anticipation is a good meaning for this lovely spring plant, it heralds the start of new growth. Lovely pictures.
Briony
x

Mildred said...

Ginny, All the photos are so brilliant. I love the truck photo and the photo with the flag displayed. Thanks for telling us the symbolism of this plant - a perfect one - anticipation of spring! Have a nice day.

Sandra said...

yellow is a happy color and who could be sad looking at all this glorious yellow? I love the cemetery pic, the fence, the stones, the yellow.. and the yellow truck in the flowers is wonderful..

Shug said...

Wow.....the forsythia is in full bloom and I might add.....it is truly beautiful. I like the photo of the forsythia bush at the cemetery! However...the bright yellow in each photo is outstanding...

Patsy said...

They are just right to be the first to bloom in the spring , after winter we so need the bright color.

LV said...

I have seen this about, but not this pretty. I do not have a bush, but may get one after seeing these. I like them all, but the first is my favorite.

Nancy Chan said...

So beautiful these yellow, golden blooms. They really add colour to the whole place .

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have one a friend gave me years ago. It has really grown. I have never seen them box shaped like that before.

Tamago said...

Such beautiful blooms. I love yellow flowers in general and they are gorgeous!
I especially love the last photo - yellow car among yellow flowers :-)

Chris Scheuer said...

What an appropriate name, I had no idea that was the meaning of forsythia. It's so true, they come so early, they're like a promise of spring!

photowannabe said...

Amazingly beautiful.
What a harbinger of Spring.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They are so brilliant,especially because most other plants are still dull and lifeless at that time.

Traveling Rockhopper said...

it's lovely, so colourful! :)

Ann Thompson said...

so pretty. I'm not so sure my forsythia is going to do so well this year. The blooms were only in a few spots and only near the bottom. I see some leaves starting but it's not looking good

Linda said...

Spectacular!!!!

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny, Such cheerful and beautiful flowers. It is so nice to see spring in the air.
Have a beautiful and very blessed Mother's Day dear friend.
xoxox Catherine

EG CameraGirl said...

The forsythia bushes look so cheerful! Love the "matching" truck. ;)

Rose said...

Oh, yes, I have a favorite...the 6th and 7th! But truthfully, love them all. they are just glorious.

Lady Jane said...

Our forsythias aren't in bloom yet but I wait in anticipation. hee hee... I love the yellow truck in amongst the yellow flowers. Very neat pic. Have a Happy Mothers Day. LJ

Filip and Kristel said...

Super yellow, also love the goats in your previous article.

Greetings,
Filip

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What a cheery post! I enjoy Forsythia but it does not grow here where I live now. I miss it as we did have it up in Tennessee. Florida is too hot and sticky and wet. Oh well. Have a tremendous Mother's Day tomorrow!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Beautiful, as always! Happy Mother's Day Ginny!

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny, I did put a whole lemon without the skin in the drink. I really enjoyed it. It was very refreshing.
I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day! Enjoy and many blessings for you and your family.
xoxox Catherine

Joy said...

So beautiful yellow colors. Lights the sorroundings!