The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: No Flowers in My Yard Yet, But the Indoor Garden Continues to Cheer Me!

No Flowers in My Yard Yet, But the Indoor Garden Continues to Cheer Me!

No Flowers in My Yard Yet, But the Indoor Garden Continues to Cheer Me!

People keep asking if I have any flowers in my yard yet.  Thank goodness with yesterday's snow, the answer is "No," but things are starting to poke out of the ground, so hopefully within a week I will have an outdoor plant to photograph! 

During the past week my oldest child's best friend was visiting from England with her incredible camera, and when I asked if she would photograph my indoor garden for me, she handed me the camera and said--"Here, you know how to photograph!  If you take the shot, you won't have to give me credit on your blog!"  Hmmm, is that the only reason I take pictures these days?

So before the clivia blooms drop off, I wanted to share some of the fun that I had (when I grow up, I want a camera like this!) . . .

Clivia in Bloom

Clivia in Bloom

Clivia in Bloom

Clivia in Bloom

Clivia in Bloom

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsChris Canfield • March 25 2011 09:09PM

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Thanks for sharing your photographs. We were in Pinehurst, NC a couple of days ago and spring had arrived. The trees and flowers were beautiful.

 Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Nice pop of color!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - I was in New Jersey last weekend, and there were buds on the trees and some places had daffodils blooming.  I didn't expect that!!

Hi Cindy - Thanks--the color in the house helps to remind me that there will soon be some outside!!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, Your indoor garden is great. I love these plants and glad with all your bad weather that you still get the magic of nature  inside.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Very vibrant.  I don't have any flowers, inside or out.  We probably won't plant anything outside until Mother's Day.  There's usually a threat of a frost until then (in these parts).

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Chris,

You played with the camera and you got some GREAT photos! Every one is different from the next! I think those flowers loved all that attention you were giving them and your time and patience paid off! These are lovely flowers to look at!

With as long of a wait for spring, as you've had, you are hungry for it, and it's beginning to sound like any day now, you're going to see things in full bloom!

Be patient! Stay alert! Spring is coming!!!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Oh, very nice Chris.  They are very cheery.  Great pictures.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Chris, your "indoor garden" is all about passing spring forward in a different. Given Mother Nature's winter of overdoing it with snow, she is probably just passing before sending us a spring to remember. By the way, it is the photographer (and not the camera) who makes images. Your talent works with any camera! Bonito!

Posted by Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Hello Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

Those are beautiful plants, Chris. Love that bright color especially indoors.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi William - I am especially glad that the Clivia decided to go all out for me this year after such a miserable winter!  I really needed that while waiting for the outside gardens to start.

Hi Donna - The flowers that I am waiting for outside are the daffodils and crocuses.  I can't believe that none of my crocuses have bloomed yet--maybe they are just afraid that the snow really hasn't called it quits yet.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Patricia - I spent some time in my gardens today getting them ready to start flowering.  They should be just about ready to hand over some color!

Hi Debbie - Yes, they are very cheerful flowers.  I can't believe how most of the plants in that pot are blooming at one time--never had this happen before.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Emily - Thanks for your nice comments on my photography.  A super cool camera does make for some really neat photos when photographing moving targets, like the birds that I so enjoy!

Hi Toni - Unlike in Florida, these plants would be hard pressed to live outside in Connecticut at any time of the year.  They do like the window open during the summer, however.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Great pictures Chris!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago

Thanks Debra!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, Beautiful flowers you have indoors to cheer you!  I mentioned you in a post I did on April 1st. 

Have a great weekend.

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

Hi Gloria - Thanks for mentioning me in your post.  I do love taking pictures--I just wish the flowers would start blooming in my yard.  They are easier to capture than birds!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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