Hello Hellebores

It's hard to believe these beautiful flowers were resting under snow and ice a week ago, just waiting to make their debut! A few years ago, my friend, Lyn was dividing her lenten roses and gave me a nice bunch to plant in my garden. It took them a couple of years to establish themselves and develop these gorgeous blooms. It was well worth the wait. Thanks, Lyn!!

Happy Valentine's Day

Snapped a photo of these sweet swans while they were enjoying some alone time on Lake Sequoyah in Highlands, NC. They literally took my breath away when I saw them, and I asked my Valentine to stop the car so I could take their picture. In a word, they're majestic (not to mention monogamous). I know that's two words, but I couldn't help myself:) 
Happy Valentine's Day!