Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter in Shreveport: Spring has Sprung!

We had a lovely party on Saturday night to celebrate Easter as a family.  I made a tri-color bundt cake.  I filled the hole with malted milk ball eggs.  It was easy to make and was turned out tasty and festive.  I used Grandma Vivian's Noritake china - isn't it pretty?

Spring is in full bloom in Shreveport, from the rhododendrons at the front porch...

to the wisteria on the bird feeder.

Wisteria grows wild in the trees in Shreveport - it's just beautiful!

These azaleas are my favorite.  They should be ready to pop in a few more days.

The rhododendrons and magnolia tree give the entry way almost a "Secret Garden" aura.  I love this time of year!

I was glad to see that the "house" plants managed to overwinter outside just fine this year.  I've been watering them with rainwater every few weeks and they are thriving.  In fact, as I filled the watering can with water from the bucket, a budded succulent leaf floated to the surface.  I planted it in the back of the top cascading pot along with another budding leaf I found on the ground.   I love plants that can fend for themselves!


margaret said...

the cake has really made my mouth water. So sprig has sprung in some parts of the world, here in Leeds we still have snow from a week last friday, it is slowly disppearing and there are a few daffodils trying to open but very little sign of buds on the trees and shrubs, maybe one day!

Valspierssews said...

Your flowers look lovely but I am very impressed by your edible nest.

Mary said...

That cake looks yummy. I love the spring flowers as well Yours all look so pretty.

Unknown said...

Oh Susan: the colours of spring! I didn't realize wisteria grew wild in the south. My daughter has the biggest blooms here in Canada, but there is only one variety that can be grown. Thanks for the post. it makes my day here in Canada which at the moment is a place that spring forgot.