The ultimate time of renewal is just around the corner! Here's a little look at " things to come" here at Dandelion House and out and about in our neck of the woods BEACH . Just saying the word brings aflush of excitment to my heart!
Warmer days are ahead and that means more time spentoutdoorstending to all thingsGREENAND COLORFUL!
We love to go out and walk the beach roads looking for" things in bloom "during early and late spring. We found these cherry blossoms walking along the dirt roads dotted with cottages in our beach community. It amazes me how many of the plants and shrubs thrive with out any "real help " from human hands...Something about the salt air just does them good. The abundance of blossoms and the range of color never
Come on... Walk with us!
Wild Beach Plum
Beach Plum is scattered along the winding beach road and is one of the first shrubs to bloom. It is also home to many birds. We often see the Red Winged Black Bird and Cardinal's flitting about during our many trips down this road through out the spring, summer, and fall.
The Rosa Rugosa , more commonly called Beach Rose or Salt Spray Roses cover nearly all of the dunes along the road providing a barrier between the road and the ocean side of the shore to their left. In fall they're covered in rose hips. The Beach Rose is quintessential New England beach scenery!
We always roll down the window for this drive. One whiff of all those roses in bloom is intoxicating!
Lambs Ear in bloom waving us on as we decend down our favorite set of stairs in the whole wide world.
RADIENTRhodies~These Rhododendrons are tucked away along the border of one of the oldest cottages in our summer community. Notice the field stone foundation?
If you look closely you can see some just peaking out in the left side of this photo! They must have 10 or more shrubs in bloom all at once.. Red, white, pink, lavender and a soft pink color too! Don't worry, they're our neighbors... They won't mind us sneaking around steeling shots of their beautiful shrubs.
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These lilacs bloom along an interior dirt road. The sight of them alone is pure magic and the armoma punctuates the idealic setting all the more!