Spring Inspiration

Earlier this week, Sharon from Ms P Designs USA, shared some spring photos of the Houston area with her readers.  Sharon, you’ve inspired me to share a bit of Ohio spring with our Gray Barn Designs readers!

I have to start with my tulips.  These beauties survived the “hunting and gathering” activities of squirrels and chipmunks.  This is a major accomplishment and all the credit goes to Norma and Sadie (my two dogs) who happily run after these tulip munching mammals.
Tulip Side view

Looking closely inside the tulip flower reveals a masterpiece!  I think tulips are a favorite of mine because the flowers are so delicate and short lived.

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We are really enjoying the colors of these pansies!


While walking with Norma and Sadie, I had the privilege to gaze upon a field of violets…ahh… I am centered once again!


Is any spring garden complete without dandelions?  Their flowers are quite beautiful, even if my neighbors disagree!


Quilting inspiration is everywhere in nature and these color combinations have me dreaming of future quilt possibilities!

13 thoughts on “Spring Inspiration

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    WOWEE – gorgeous photos. I am not a fan of tulips only because they are weather wimps but they sure are beautiful. And cold weather pansies, violets (my mom’s name was Violet) and even the pretty dandelion all add to the vast beauty unfolding for us called Spring. Lovely! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      I think Violet is such a pretty name! We now have great fields of dandelions…they are just beautiful!

  2. mspdesignsusa says:

    Thanks for sharing the beauty of Spring flowers! Your tulips are amazing. They don’t grow well in Houston, and I miss them. Norma and Sadie did a wonderful job of protecting your garden from squirrels. Happy Spring,

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      It sounds like you zoomed from spring to summer down in Houston! As we speak, my tulips are at the end of their bloom, but I sure did enjoy them!

      • mspdesignsusa says:

        We usually do! Spring goes too quickly. I’ve been enjoying the patio with the jasmine blooming. They’ll be gone before long, but the scent is amazing right now.

      • mspdesignsusa says:

        I’ve been spending time on the patio each afternoon, enjoying the scent of the jasmine! It will be finished soon, but SO fragrant while it lasts.

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