from my bedroom window

by Sharon Santoni

garden with a picket fence, large flowering tree, and daffodils


small guest cottage with trees and daffodils in the yard
[blank]The valley has changed dramatically this last week, greener everywhere, the garden suddenly started to look luxuriant, yes! spring is really here.  Took these shots from my bedroom window yesterday morning, a slight mist at sunrise was the promise of a fine spring day.  Promise kept.[blank]
daffodils in a yard, in front of a picket fence and large flowering tree
flowering tree with white blooms
The terrace was still damp from the dew, but I ate breakfast outside and enjoyed the quiet, and planned what will go into the potager this year.[blank]
blooming pear tree with daffodils underneath
the big white tree in the potager is a greengager plum
greengager plum tree in bloom
shot of the garden, with a watering can in the foreground and daffodils and a blooming tree in the background[blank]
shot of the whole garden, with guest cottage and blooming trees in the background
If you’re getting your hands dirty in your garden today,
or simply enjoying the view, I wish you a happy Sunday!


MariCrea April 3, 2011 - 11:04 am

how lucky to have a view like this!
It's gorgeous!
Have a nice Sunday

Belinda @ Wild Acre April 3, 2011 - 11:12 am


The Moerks April 3, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Simply stunning, what a view. Have a wonderful day. I hope you pinched yourself to make sure it was real.

Kasia _ JACOB April 3, 2011 - 12:33 pm

A magnificent view from the bedroom windows. My magnolia has not yet blossomed. Waiting for that day with longing. In the mountains you can see more snow.
Regards from Polish.

Kathy April 3, 2011 - 12:34 pm

I have spent quite a bit of time in Normandy. Unfortunately never in spring. Your photos inspire me to remedy this.

Things That Inspire April 3, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Absolutely beautiful! There is something so wonderful about daffodils – when I brought my oldest child home from the hospital, the daffodils had bloomed in my front yard between the time that I left for the hospital, and the time I came home. I always smile when I see my first daffodil of the year, as it means that spring has finally arrived.

BruttiBuoni April 3, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Spring has definitely sprung chez vous! Thank you for the lovely reminder of the beauty to come.

webb April 3, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Hoping for something similar here today, but to have your beauty I need to plant a LOT more daffodils. Hope today is just as lovely… and warm!

Reply April 3, 2011 - 2:26 pm

I am planning to get my hands dirty in the garden today! Perfect day to get a little dirt under my nails!

The enchanted home April 3, 2011 - 2:35 pm

That almost looks to good to be real! beautiful…love the sea of daffodils. It is total magic…….we have yet to see anything bloom here but I am greatly enjoying seeing my bloggers friends' pictures from around the world showing spring at its prettiest, dreamy pictures!

Sarah April 3, 2011 - 2:42 pm

I do remember the lushness and rolling hills of Normandy. What a wonderful retreat from the world you have there. It looks like something out of a children's story.

IAMSNOWFLAKE April 3, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Wow, you're so lucky to have such a stunning view right out of your window!! Happy sunday!

Gina April 3, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Dear Sharon, Especially beautiful photos. A lovely present from you to us on a snowy Sunday morning here in Utah.

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly April 3, 2011 - 3:32 pm

Such beauty! It looks like paradise to me. Take care.


De tout, de rien April 3, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Sigh, such beauty! The crocuses are barely poking their little heads out here.

Maison de lin April 3, 2011 - 4:38 pm


Vous avez la chance en Belgique il pleut depuis ce matin.

Bon fin dimanche

Katherine April 3, 2011 - 5:26 pm

It doesn't get any better than that. Gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal April 3, 2011 - 5:28 pm

You are surrounded by beauty, Sharon! What a gorgeous place to think and dream!


Acquired Objects April 3, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Very pretty Sharon and I'm totally jealous!

Janet April 3, 2011 - 6:59 pm

Such beautiful views! So much green and the flowers, oh the flowers… I know it took a lot of work for this view, but you are truly blessed.
Things are pretty brown here, but our snowdrops are in bloom and the crocuses are starting to come up. I can't wait for spring this year.

Belle de Ville April 3, 2011 - 7:03 pm

What a lovely view with the tress and flowers in bloom.

WhiteWhispers2u April 3, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Simply Beautiful! Happy Sunday to you too~Cheers Kim

CÉLINE CHOLLET April 3, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Bonsoir Sharon,
Le massif de jonquilles est impressionnant ! Le magnolia aussi.
C'est le meilleur moment quand tout s'ouvre…
Bonne semaine,

Ann April 4, 2011 - 1:01 am

Now that's a magnificent magnolia!

What a lovely scene. (sigh)

Reply April 4, 2011 - 3:57 am

Off to a tree farm to pick out a few more trees this week. Love the stately oaks…but in Spring the blossoming trees are pure joy. Thanks for the view. Trish

Looking Glass April 4, 2011 - 6:20 am

Oh! This view is like a dream come true! Lucky you!

~ Clare x

Lorrie April 4, 2011 - 6:51 am

There's nothing prettier than a misty morning with trees in blossom. You've captured the essence of early spring so well.

Ideezine April 4, 2011 - 7:09 am


Spring has kissed us and we're in love that's what this post is saying. Isn't it wonderful.


Angie Muresan April 4, 2011 - 5:12 pm

The view from your window is lovely.

Stephanie April 5, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Beautiful! We're still awaiting spring's appearance in NY. Enjoy your lovely views!

365 Attempts (At Life) April 5, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Wow! I just want to lounge in every picture and read a book. I can smell the loveliness from all the way here in Montreal!

Lilliedale April 7, 2011 - 5:17 pm

I am absolutely GREEN with envy, but very happy that you are willing to share your very fortunate life with us! Thank you so much, it's all so beautiful! ~Merrilee

Frances March 23, 2012 - 5:29 pm

How beautiful to look out and see such stunning beauty! I love your gardens! We have no blossoms yet in Vancouver, B.C. We still hit below zero overnight this week.


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