Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring in West Michigan

It was a tough Winter, but Spring is here! I though I would show you a few pictures of Spring in West Michigan.
This is a double daffodil, blooming in our side yard
.This is Lady's Mantle after a Spring rain.
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These cheery little crocuses are in our front yard

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There is state property near our house where I like to walk. The river is nearby. All this water was frozen, not too long ago, and even though the trees are without leaves, it looks pretty!
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Our forsythia's give a bright splash of yellow in the back yard.

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Down the road from our house is a farm, where horses are boarded. I was out walking early in the morning and was able to see them being let out of the barn. It was fun to see them running around the pasture, with their tales and manes flying. They looked happy to be out in the nice weather too!

Some of the flowering trees are blooming and I see a few trees getting green!



"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come."

Song of Solomon 2:12

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22 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

We're still mostly gray, too, with little bits of buds and slight bits of green on the trees. It's close!!! I've now seen some daffodils and tulips. I think the trees I've seen with the most green are weeping willows. I think we have cherry blossoms and something else kind of like that, but I'm not tree knowledgable. Oh, and the forsythia are in full yellow bloom. Whoopee, I can feel it in the air, and if I didn't, my occasional sneezing would give it away.

Kim said...

*sigh* Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Spring photos! I was missing Spring in the Midwest as we head into Fall in the southern hemisphere. The purple crocus makes me so happy! :-)

Lara Gisela said...

Beautiful pictures, Mari. And I can see you live in a beautiful and quiet place.
I love spring. Spring and Autumn!
Have a wonderful Monday
Lara

Kari said...

You live in a pretty place Mari. Very nice pictures and thanks for sharing.
Happy Spring!

Cherdecor said...

It is a beautiful spring day in Michigan! Love your pictures!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so so beautiful!! I do love Spring. That one photo of the water and its reflecting the trees is absolutely breathtaking.

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...

I love those horses running around- they do look happy.
It is beautiful around here right now. I love spring!!

Pat said...

Can I live with you? If I lived in such a peaceful, beautiful area I might even takes walks! If I could pack up my children and grands I'd move to your area in a heartbeat!
Your pictures are of professional quality...you could have a second career!

Brooke said...

i love all the spring colors! :)

Melissa in Mel's World said...

Mari, it is simply beautiful in your neck of the woods...thanks for taking us on a journey of the beauty that surrounds you. Loved the pics!!!

xoxo,
Melissa

Raise Them Up said...

I LOVED your photos! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Growin' with it! said...

it seriously seems like just last week there was a photo of all that white snow and your cat taking an adventure in it!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great pictures Mari! I love the crocuses!

septembermom said...

Gorgeous pictures! Now I want to run to Michigan and see for myself. I'm ready for spring :)

Lorie said...

Love the pictures Mari! I love the different shades of green mixed in with all the flowers you get in the spring!

jenniferw said...

Your photos are breathtaking! It's hot as an oven here, and the humidity is starting up too. I can't wait for the pool to be warm enough for a relaxing, refreshing swim!

Darla said...

i think i should come to your state for vacation just for the scenery!

LeslieW. said...

You always have themost beautiful pictures! I love that you take the time to notice these small beautiful details.

Rebekah said...

Those are Awesome pictures. Love the crocuses and the creek.
Spring is beautiful- I just hate the back and forth temperatures. It was 85 Monday and 68 Tuesday

A Captured Reflection said...

Hello Mari, this is Karen - I am just getting my new blog up and running! Thought I'd let you know.

Lynn said...

just lovely...thanks for sharing.