Forsythia Hill


Photos taken by me, living on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A closeup exploration of my garden and pets incorporating my online shops, ForsythiaHill.etsy.com and DontUWantMe.etsy.com. I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all my written text and photographs.

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My friend Ted (can u find him) and his amazing huge delicate pink Royal Azalea, Rhododendron schlippenbachii.

He said it was brought down in his car to Virginia from NY in the 1950s! This is how big an Azalea can get.

It’s in full bloom now in Charlottesville, Virginia and an amazing sight.

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Every year I wait with great anticipation to see this house on Rugby Rd in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
It creates quite a traffic jam each Spring. Flowering Cherry, Hot Pink Azalea, and Purple Grape Hyacinth.

Every year I wait with great anticipation to see this house on Rugby Rd in Charlottesville, Virginia.

It creates quite a traffic jam each Spring. Flowering Cherry, Hot Pink Azalea, and Purple Grape Hyacinth.

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Easter Sunday drive down I-81 between Lexington and Staunton, Virginia. Beautiful farm scene and clear blue sky on this Spring Day.

Easter Sunday drive down I-81 between Lexington and Staunton, Virginia. Beautiful farm scene and clear blue sky on this Spring Day.

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I love this time of year when I open the blinds in the am and SEE THIS Pink Dogwood outside my bedroom window!

I love this time of year when I open the blinds in the am and SEE THIS Pink Dogwood outside my bedroom window!

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I adore Virginia Bluebells. They reseed readily and are a Virginia shade loving native plant. Blooming early in the Spring, the foliage dies back soon after. Every year I wonder if there is really something “down there” and have to be careful to not accidentally dig it up! This plant would look wonderful as a ground cover for the American Redbud Tree which is also in bloom right now in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!

My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!

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I collect Daffodil Bulbs and the little miniatures are starting to open a bit more now that it is rained and temps have increased on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. This teeny ivory and yellow flower with a long ruffled trumpet is so sweet.
It’s a lovely day this April Fools Day which just happens to be 19th my Wedding Anniversary!

I collect Daffodil Bulbs and the little miniatures are starting to open a bit more now that it is rained and temps have increased on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. This teeny ivory and yellow flower with a long ruffled trumpet is so sweet.

It’s a lovely day this April Fools Day which just happens to be 19th my Wedding Anniversary!

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It’s snowing AGAIN in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Robins are not happy to have arrived to THIS.

It’s snowing AGAIN in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Robins are not happy to have arrived to THIS.

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Snowy night in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.

Snowy night in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.

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Marching Purple Crocus beneath the old Maple.
Today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Marching Purple Crocus beneath the old Maple.

Today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Beautiful little Purple Striped White Crocus blooming today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Beautiful little Purple Striped White Crocus blooming today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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My first little Daffodil bloom of 2014! It’s always this miniature yellow that opens her eyes first.
Charming and sweet.

My first little Daffodil bloom of 2014! It’s always this miniature yellow that opens her eyes first.

Charming and sweet.

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U have to know her to appreciate the message on the wooden box ———
Our little Sylvie has come a long way - she rarely viper strikes these days but when she was a kitten u had to WATCH OUT!

U have to know her to appreciate the message on the wooden box ———

Our little Sylvie has come a long way - she rarely viper strikes these days but when she was a kitten u had to WATCH OUT!

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Could this be the last snow of the season in Virginia?
I’ll pretend that Spring is on its way for good and capture the moment with this last shot of my massive Leyland Cypress.

Could this be the last snow of the season in Virginia?

I’ll pretend that Spring is on its way for good and capture the moment with this last shot of my massive Leyland Cypress.

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One of my cats, Cesar, in the window ledge watching the snow fall.

One of my cats, Cesar, in the window ledge watching the snow fall.

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