Tulips, Redbuds and Dogwoods…Oh My!

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If you haven’t visited Cheekwood lately, now is the time to go! The grounds are absolutely beautiful! Cheekwood boasts 100,000 tulips in bloom right now, plus many other gorgeous blooming flowers. 471A4743

The colors are so vibrant they will take your breath away. Does “Tip toe through the tulips” come to mind? Probably only if you are a certain age.


We had such a wonderful time walking through the gardens, enjoying the aroma of the the flowers and the warmth of the day. There is something about gazing at flowers that feels you with joy and puts your mind at ease.


Watching them gently flow with the breeze definitely takes you to another place and time.


Seeing tulips in bloom tells me it is Spring! I found some quotes about Spring and flowers that I wanted to post along with the pictures. I hope you will enjoy this blog and it will make your smile!


“The Earth laughs in flowers!” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“My favorite weather is bird chirping weather.”



“A flower doesn’t try to compete with the one next to it, it just blooms.”


“When you like a flower you pluck it. But when you love a flower you water it daily.”


“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”


“I love Spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”         Ruth Stout


“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”


“In Spring everything is full of promise…”


“April prepares her green traffic like and the world thinks go.”


“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” Rainer Maria Rilke


“Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!”
Thomas Blackburn


“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” W. Earl Hall


“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland


“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” Virgil A. Kraft


“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”Hal Borland


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”Margaret Atwood


“Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” Ellis Peters


This weekend is going to be a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty. If you get a chance, check out Cheekwood! You won’t be disappointed!

You can find out more about Cheekwood in Bloom at this link-http://www.cheekwood.org/

Until next time…

  • I hope you spend every day, living, learning, laughing and loving life…
    while focused on Nashville and the great state of Tennessee!
    My best to you,

    *All photos in my blog, ‘Focused On Nashville’ are images I have taken. I hope you like them!






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