As you know, nature plays a big part of inspiration for me, especially for my Birthstone Goddesses. Part of the joy of moving to a new place is seeing what new flowers will emerge in spring! Now that it’s started to get warmer here at our new home, our house and neighborhood have erupted with blooms.
We have Spring Stars, beautiful starlike blooms that range from purple to white. I’ve never noticed these blooming here before! I’m definitely saving them for fantasy landscape inspiration, as I can imagine them twinkling like little stars in a night scene.
We also had daffodils and narcissus all over, though they’ve sadly withered by now. I was so happy to see a line of daffodils pop up lining our driveway on both sides!
Next, we have what I thought were Snowdrops, but are actually a smaller, more delicate flower called Summer Snowflakes. The little green smudges on the petal tips make the designer in me very happy, it’s such an elegant little detail! They’re like little fairy bells.
Finally, as we were wrapping up our walk, we spotted this feathered friend who was powered by bird screams. A red-shouldered hawk, I suspect! We have a lot of hawks and owls in this neighborhood, which points to a healthy ecosystem. I enjoy living in our shaded little patch of forest and am so happy we’ll be staying for the foreseeable future after our past few years of home-hopping.
If any of the images here might make good reference for you, feel free to use them! I’m looking forward to seeing what summer will be like here and taking a trip to Gibbs Gardens for more reference hunting. I hope you all enjoy the beauty of nature as much as I do.