time flies when you are having fun

and spending time with your best friend and L♥ve…

Jim and Patty checking out the bluebells

Mr Magpie and I are celebrating 33 years of marriage today…

Bull Run Park

April is a month full of hope and promise when nature comes back to life here in Virginia

Virginia Bluebells Magpies Nest Patty Szymkowicz

the blooming Washington Cherry Blossoms are on our list to visit but yesterday we decided to head away from the city and check on the annual bluebells in Bull Run Regional Park

hillside always first to bloom

most of the bluebells are in their very early stages with a ways to go but we checked on a hidden hillside that gets afternoon sun

busy bumble bee

and there we found some of those beautiful blooms in stages of unfurling…

Bluebells beginning 2014

April is a month we look forward to for many reasons…


“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.”
– Unknown

33 responses to “time flies when you are having fun

  1. Congratulations on your 33rd Anniversary!!! The bluebell photos are beautiful. I love how you closed your post with the last photo 🙂 Sending both of you many warm wishes & hugs. ~Sophia

  2. Congratulations on your 33rd Anniversary. Yes, time runs.
    Beautiful photos, liebe Patty.

    Schönes Wochenende für Euch

  3. Wonderful bluebells Patty! AMAZING!
    Happy anniversary… wow 33 years! fantastic couple!

    happy weekend!

  4. Congratulations Mr & Mrs S! Happy to see you enjoying each other’s company after such a long time. May you continue on for another 33…at least.

    PS: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a real bluebell… your photos are gorgeous…you do love blue.

  5. Many congratulations on your long and happy marriage. Here’s wishing you another 33 years of the same.

    Love your bluebells, they are very different to our native ones.

  6. Just great photos of the bluebells here in Virginia and a Very Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary to you both!

  7. Oh… those bluebells are spectacular! And congratulations on your 33rd anniversary!!!! Love your wedding picture!

  8. Congrats, ahell of a job these days 😉 Great pictures x

  9. Amazing fotos of the bluebells. I looked at Internet and found out that you can buy these flowers for your own garden, I think I will try it. The stamp with your wedding foto look so lovely, great idea. All the best for your wedding anniversary, wish you many, many years together in love. Take a look at your Mailbox, I answered you.
    Sabine xox

  10. Patty, I am sending you and Mr Magpie a bundle of warm Happy Anniversary Wishes 🙂
    Thirty three years is very special indeed and how adorable that you shared your wedding photograph and also those divine bluebells.
    Wishes to both of you

  11. Congratulations to you and Mr. Magpie! What an accomplishment, especially in today’s day! I love that you shared your wedding photo and know you have so many that love you! The bluebells are so beautiful!

    Best wishes to you and Mr. Magpie for many more years of marital bliss! xo

  12. Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you have many, many more!

  13. beautiful pics as always patty, love your bluebells….Congratulations too 🙂 Happy Springtime 🙂

  14. rcscreations

    What a sweet photo of you two at your wedding! Ah, love is in the air! Congratulations to you and your hubby, Patty!!! Wishing you an eternity of romance and happiness with your Mr. Magpie 🙂

  15. i love the stamp you made from your wedding photo! up to many more years together, congrats to such a long time of marriage!
    oh, of course love the bluebells, too! great photos!!

  16. Congratulations kid — you are still a youngster!
    Sandy xx

  17. Happy Anniversary!!
    Ahh bluebells and love, can it be any better?? I think not

  18. Congratulations on 33 years of a happy marriage. I love your photo with the shadows, very creative 🙂 The bluebells are gorgeous, they don’t grow around here. We have a few crocus blooming (late) and nothing else, the snow has just melted. Take care, Shirleyx

  19. sparkledaysstudio

    That is pretty darn special and to still have so much fun, which you two seem to do on your travels….love the bluebells, we don’t have them at least not around here. What an extraordinary color. xox

  20. so many bluebells, amazing! Congrats on your aniversary ♡

  21. Congratulations on your long run together! That’s most impressive!

    And so, too, are the flowers! Lovely!

  22. Congratulations! Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple! Enjoy!!!

  23. Hello Patty,
    since yesterday my internet works again, without it was horrrible, only with a very slowly stick which doesn’t work anytime!
    Congratulations on your 33rd Anniversary! I wish you the best for the next lucky years. We are maried for a prolonged period*g*
    The first image is so great! Also your bluebells are a dream! I love the bells and the color is lovely.
    Wish you a nice sunday,
    big hugs Anja

  24. I know I already said congrats but I’ll say it again! Congrats on 33yrs! ❤

  25. Congratulations on your 33rd Anniversary!

  26. Hello Patty,
    merveilleuses jacinthes, j’imagine leur odeur.
    Félicitations, 33 ans d’amour, c’est beau.

  27. Oh thank you Patty
    You’ve given me my first sighting of my favorite bluebells this year.
    They only grow in little pockets here – maybe it’s not cold enough in Auckland.
    On my bucket list is to visit England in April one year and see the sheets of bluebells in the woods!
    Our wedding anniversary is 11 April – when is yours?

  28. You are so special! I wish you many more! Big hugs!

  29. Very big happy congratulations and best wishes to you both! Jack and I are heading for 35 years in September. Love the bluebells, btw!

  30. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a gorgeous way to celebrate. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

  31. Pingback: Celebrating the gift of trees… | Magpie's Nest ~*~ Patty Szymkowicz

  32. I’m playing catch up, especially in wishing you a wonderful anniversary. Looks like it was a lot of fun, and filled with love, of course. Again, happy belated!!

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