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Colours of April in Dublin April 26, 2010

Filed under: Colours,Ireland,Scenery,Seasons — Janet @ 4:52 pm

I enjoy participating in the Colours of the Month, spearheaded by Sue over at Life Looms Large.  It’s getting near the end of the month and I am reminded to search through my recent photos for the colours of April.  I flew from Seattle to Dublin on April 5/6 so have been here for most of the month.  The landscape is slowly but surely changing winter dull brown to spring leafy green.  And the flowers are starting to bloom.  The daffodils are now almost over and the tulips are coming into full colour, along with the wallflowers and assorted others.

  the Irish Reef – part of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project on display in the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

  the grass is looking greener and the students and tourists are taking advantage of the sunshine

  Tulips in the grounds of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin

  flowering cherry, in the grounds of the Mansion House

  this is the house we owned for 40 years – we made many changes to the garden, front and back.  The new owners have trimmed the forsythia in the front and also transplanted some of our shrubs from the back to the front.  In years past that forsythia in the front has been glorious – this year maybe was its last.  Interesting and fun to observe.

  pink/orange flamingoes at the Dublin Zoo

  Ducks at the Dublin Zoo, note the fading forsythia on the left


3 Responses to “Colours of April in Dublin”

  1. Leigh Says:

    Hi Janet. So glad you’ve been participating in Sue’s “colors of…” How did you feel about seeing your old house again? It’s funny, but we’ve moved a lot of the shrubs and plants around here too, during the first year of our move. When I relocated the azaleas, I trimmed them back and unfortunately had to trim off all the flower buds. Maybe the same happened with the forsythias. Next year, they’ll all hopefully bloom.

  2. Annie Says:

    Nice to see you here, taking part in Sue’s exercise of the colours of the months. I so enjoy this!

  3. Great colors from Dublin!!

    We moved 10 years ago just one town away from our old house. We don’t visit the old house too often. The new owners made changes to the house itself, but it’s been fun to see how the small trees we’ve planted have grown so big. Plus it’s interesting to see how the landscaping holds up.

    Hope you enjoy your time in Dublin!! I’ve got some catching up to do on your blog!!!


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