Monday, February 16, 2009

Are My Eyes Deceiving Me ? And....The Winners Are...

Look at the Daffodils, both white and yellow
looking all dapper under this big fella .......




And a Magnolia Saucer, also called a Tulip tree......
Looking all regal before it gets its green leaves........





Bending and bowing in all of its glory..........is the
Yellow Forsythia shouting Spring is before us!


These are pictures I took yesterday at Swiftwater Farm....I think it looks like an Early Spring!
The Winner's Are..................First Choice.......Renie Burghardt @ Renie's World
....................................................Second Choice....Shrinky@ Shrink Wrapped Scream
And The Remaining Item goes to........Sandi McBride @ Holding Patterns

Congratulations To The Winners and Thank You to All Who Left Comments !!
PS.........
I have had contact with all the winners.......The results are as follows......
Renie.....chose " Mason Jars in The Flood" Gary's signed book.
Shrinky....chose the DVD "An Evening With Gary Carden"
AND..........Sandi is as happy as a lark to be getting the DVD " Prince of Dark Corners"
This was terriffic fun, I can't wait to do it again!

16 comments:

The W.O.W. factor said...

Congratulations to you three!
And Carol, these Spring blooms are a warm blessing to my eyes! My daffodils are barely peeking out of the earth.

Jeannette St.G. said...

Forsythia's were one of the flower bouguets we always got when living in Holland to celebrate spring - they are so cheerful. Thanks for posting these - brings back pleasant memories.

Dave King said...

Strange times, some are having an early spring, some are still under snow, comatose but preparing for a late blaze.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am so sorry I missed you giveaway :(

I can't wait for spring...your photos are beautiful and I am jealous =)

NCmountainwoman said...

It definitely looks like an early spring there. Great photographs.

"Congratulations to the winners," she said grudgingly. Of course, the best part is that I can buy the book and I loved the interview. Thank you for sharing it with us.

TheWritersPorch said...

Barb.....I know what you mean but it's 39 outside now !

Your welcome Jeannette!

Dave....we are expecting a low of 29 later this week so I'm thinking,
these photos show what appears to be a cruel teaser!

Katherine.....I'm sorry you missed it too girl!

Carolyn....so sorry, but you CAN get them all at your local bookstore and you are close enough to go see him LIVE ! I'm so jealous!

Shrinky said...

Oh Carol, I have never won anything in my life - truly! I am soooo thrilled, thank you. Hugs to you, bonny lass. (A first.. Shrinky, speechless.)

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, what a lovely surprise, Carol! Thank you. I will email you my addy, and my choice is the signed copy of "Mason Jars in the Flood" I can't wait to read it!

We've had signs of spring as well, but are back to colder weather again. Bummer! But I love your pictures.

Have a great day!

Hugs,

Renie

Reader Wil said...

That's indeed an early spring! Our forsythia flowers in April and so the other trees and flowers. The only thing I have are the snowdrops.Wonderful to see spring in your garden! Thanks for sharing.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi Carol,
When I was growing up we had hedges of forsythia and they were always the first sign of spring. At night when we pulled the car into the driveway and the headlights shown on the branches the yellow was almost electric. I'm ready!!! Thanks for the glimpse.
Catherine

Jessica James said...

Thanks for the photos, Carol. I am watching big, fluffy snowflakes fall... again.

Cynthia said...

Carol, what lovely photos of the season transformation. We all love daffodils but I especially remember the yellow forsythia calling spring into my heart and step! I have a little acknowledgment for you at Oasis in Puerto Rico. I hope you come by soon to pick it up. <3

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried) said...

I thought I was looking at England for a moment. Lovely! The Magnolia is my FAVORITE tree!

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings to you and your family……

Alberta and Ava said...

Hello! I discovered you over at Willow Manor. I grew up spending my summer afternoons not far from you, at the Meridian Public Library. Now I must go read your blog....

Poetikat said...

I love your photos and the captions are delightful!
Congratulations to the winners. I look forward to your next contest, Carol.

Kat