Spring parade tea …

Magpie's Nest more Spring

Spring has sprung here in northern Virginia with a wonderful parade of blooms everywhere you turn (the nature photos here were all taken in our garden)…

Magpie's Nest Spring in Virginia 2015

some recent cooler temperatures helped keep the blossoms fresh and in place a little longer than in other years…

Magpie's Nest garden visitors

Mr Magpie is healing nicely after trigger finger surgery

Magpie's Nest Slow Down and Enjoy No heavy lifting!and is getting some rest away from work while he’s on the mend (even the stick on message from a breakfast sandwich supported that) …

Magpie's Nest Lily of the Valley closeupwe are enjoying sitting out on our back porch again…

Magpie's Nest Nature

 here’s wishing you a very Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover

Magpie's Nest greatest figt of the garden quote

36 responses to “Spring parade tea …

  1. Judith post

    Lovely as always Dear Patty….such fond memories of your back porch….thank you….Judy

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  2. Such beauty for the eyes Patty. Hope Mr. Magpie heals quickly with your healing teas whilst taking in the true benefits of the garden in restoring our senses while we are able!
    Bless you!
    Suzy

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  3. Wonderful post Patty, thanks for sharing the lovely photos! Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  4. I really love your post, Patty! So fresh and serene, beautiful photos of your lovely garden. What a wonderful way to start my day, thanks! Best wishes of quick recovery to Mr. Magpie…

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  5. Simply stunning photos from your yard. Looks like you didn’t have to go far to find some wonderful shots of springtime. Seems you find beauty everywhere you look.

    One of the problems I researched for my dissertation was tenosynovitis, part of the group of musculoskeletal disorders associated with (upper body) repetitive motion in the workplace. I’m glad Mr. Magpie is doing so well. From the sound of things, it appears his doctors got to his problem quickly enough that it didn’t do permanent damage. And yes, it’s very important to allow the finger to heal properly, or he will exacerbate the problem.

    Your weather has benefited you, allowing so many spring plants to linger, while mine has taken a toll on the flowering plants in my yard. Your flowers are stunning, and I’m in LOVE with that cardinal.

    Thanks for sharing your drinks and your beautiful photos with us for T this Tuesday (yep, it’s now Tuesday).

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  6. What a feast for my eyes here today Patty! Happy T-Day to you!
    Hope Mr. Magpie’s finger heals very quickly!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Wonderful photos from your garden Patty! Hope Mr. Magpie heals quickly.
    I’ve been sitting outside resting my poorly hand too, that Hanna Rion quote is so true.
    Alison xxx

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  8. Dearest Patty, such a beautiful post, -I love all your photoes from the garden showing it is in full bloom, in all the colours we could wish for ! And so lovely is your table with the nest resting on top of the beautiful jar and the cup is wonderful, too. And what colourful and sweet birds you have visiting, dear friend.
    Good the finger is healing as should, and thank you for showing your gorgeous heart “card” it is totally beautiful.
    Warm hug from Dorthe

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  9. Sigh!!!! Your photos are just so relaxing to look at – except Mr Magpies hand – ouch!!! I can only imagine the sounds of the birds and the scent from the flowers but I know I would enjoy it for sure! I am wondering if the robin sings as sweetly as the European kind? I would also like to know the name of the cheeky looking yellow bird please. Happy T day! Chrisx

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  10. OH MY! your photos are lovely indeed!!! Love the card too! I’m afraid I will have to have that surgery on both hands soon 😦 Glad he’s healing well.

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  11. Spring has certainly sprung! Love the nest on top of the teapot. So sweet. I can’t wait for flowers to be popping up around here. The lilacs are starting to bloom so we do have some color! 🙂
    Happy T day!

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  12. What a wonderful, sunny, colourful garden.
    It could be on a different planet from us, here.
    I love every single flower, and especially each bird, again so colourful.
    Your photos are full of light and warmth.
    Sending happy thoughts (through the rain) to you and Mr. Magpie.

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  13. I’m enjoying your spring flowers and wildlife 🙂 I hope Mr. Magpie heals quickly!

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  14. I can smell your garden fragrances form here, such lovely photos.
    Glad to hear hubby is mending and that your enjoying time on your posrch.

    Happy T-day

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  15. Thanks to everyone for your nice get well wishes for Mr Magpie. We appreciate that very much.

    Chris along with the blooms we look forward to birdsong too. Our American Robin does have a song to sing…but I think your sweet Robin has a more delicate tone 😉 The yellow bird is a male Goldfinch. They are really sweet birds that look like tiny dolphins flying in the sky.

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller Show message history

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  16. Your garden looks so beautiful. Wish to join for tea with you there-:)
    Happy T day

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  17. what a joyful garden you have Patty! It must feel magical because it sure does look like it is. Gorgeous photos and digital collage! My Mom just gave me a bouquet of the Lilly of the Valley flowers for May Day which is a fairly big holiday in France . Many of the cards in the shops there have pictures of these flowers to represent the day. Happy to hear the surgery went well and that Mr. Magpie is taking it slow and savoring this beautiful weather. Happy T day!

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  18. How quickly the seasons change! Lovely photos Patty. Please give my get well wishes to Mr M.

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  19. kampysgirl

    Patty, what a most wonderful array of photos! (yes, Mr.’s hand is nice also! heee) Hope he is well soon!!
    I spied a homemade fountain in the one photo? Could you share more? I am wanting to make one for my birds, and would like layers without spending lots of cash,I do have the same tub and the fountain ready to go! Any hints would be appreciated! xoxo

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  20. Beautiful post Patty. The photos and the sentiment is great. I have lost my Lily of the Valley unfortunately. I will try again….
    Hope Mr Magpie gets better very soon.
    Hugs
    xx

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  21. sparkledaysstudio

    Great quote!! Love your violas. The “johnny jump ups” always make me think of my Mom who always had some in the garden. Just got some to plant in my new garden so they can spread freely. xox

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  22. What a joy it must be to be in your garden! Your photos are fantastic – especially the teapot with the bird nest on top! 🙂 And I love the photo of the heart with the Lily of the Valley with the ever-so-true quote!

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  23. Oh Patty
    This is my kind of Spring garden!
    Is the yellow flower a Banksia rose – sorry, my eyes aren’t what they used to be!
    And oh how I would love to sit outside with you and smell the fragrance of your Lily of the Valley. I can’t grow where I live as it doesn’t get cold enough in Winter.
    Poor Mr Magpie – I hope his finger heals well and he’s ‘Gunho’ and back to normal asap!
    That fat little robin is gorgeous – I wish he would visit my garden.
    Shane x

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  24. WOW what a lot of amazing spring photos, thanks for sharing I love the spring time most, it is so a good positive feeling.
    Hope your finger is better soon:-)
    Have a good time,
    hugs Anja

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  25. Oh, so springy!! Love it!
    Very belated happy T-Day! 😉

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  26. Beautiful spring garden. I spotted that blue glass right away. I”d take that home with me anytime.

    Darla

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  27. This post was a delight to the senses, Patty. Your garden looks heavenly. I felt sure I could smell the scent of cool fresh rain on petals and hear the sound of birdsong as I drank in those images! I love the image of the heart and the lilies of the Valley – one of my favourite little flowers along with bluebells and sweet peas! Have a lovely week.

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  28. awesome mosaics of may, but the last photo is my favorite!! love this Maiglöckchen-Collage! healing thoughts to mr magpie… xox

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  29. Here it is almost time for tea again, and I am just getting round to say hello! Your flowers are gorgeous, and I am happy that Mr. M is healing well!

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  30. an amazing garden collections…I love the birds nest ontop of the teapot…makes me smile! Thanks for making me stop and enjoy the little moments.xo

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  31. Beautiful pictures Patty – you are so inspired and so full of love. I should make some egg custards – I love them so. I also love your style!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  32. Hallo Patty, I am back from holidays and watch your amazing photos. One nicer than the other, such a lovely spring composition. The grey squirrel is so sweet! But Jim’s hand do not look good, I hope he feels better now and it heals quick. Best wishes to him.
    Hugs and kisses
    Sabine

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  33. OH my, your garden is the sweetest place on earth! A paradise so to speak and lil squirrel and all the beautiful birds seems to have this opinion too, haha! I sadly have no green thumb…but I love to grab the weeds and through them into my blender to have a healty smoothie in the end, so its good for the beauty of the inside 😉 Wonderful to hear, that Mr. Magpie is healing well!!

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  34. Your garden is fabulous! Yes, I know what you mean about cooler temps keeping the blooms pretty for a longer time. Same here. Rather fond of this spring (once it arrived!)

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  35. So sorry that I haven’t been around for weeks. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos.
    All my best wishes for Mr Magie.

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  36. I’m not sure where I’ve commented and where I haven’t……. FB complicates that even more! ha (not that I’m EASILY confused!!!!! hahaha) Glad JJJ’s finger is healing well.

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