Monday, March 26, 2012

More Spring

We continue to have nice weather; not quite as warm as last week, but still above average. I read that our trees and plants are about 4 weeks ahead of average. Of course this brings some concerns for fruit farmers and they say the bugs and mosquitoes will soon be here too.
I am really enjoying the color and blooms I'm seeing around here.



The red twigged dogwood is coming to life!



The forsythia are blooming.



In my neighbors yard, I'm greeted by their beautiful redbud tree.



Down the street, the field of rye grass is bright green.



The little grape hyacinths are showing their cheerful faces.



The buds are starting to appear on the snow ball bush.




I love the delicate blooms on the dogwood tree,



Bob helped Heather build this little birdhouse when she was just a little girl. It's waiting for someone to move in!



And up front, our oak leaf hydrangea's leaves are just starting to unfurl.

"Flowers appear on the earth, the season of singing has come"
Song of Solomon 2:12

20 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I can't wait to see your snow ball bush in full bloom!

chezzy louise said...

There are so many beautiful things about every season. Spring has all of the flowers and trees in bloom, along with all the adorable creatures. I am enjoying spring even more this year because we're getting so much more than we usually do.

Karin said...

Lovely that you can already enjoy all this beauty! I enjoy your photos!

Mary said...

Forsythia is my favorite.

Simone said...

I love spring! We have grape hyacinths growing all over the place here in my backyard. J says that it is called the Oregon grape. Too bad they aren't edible! :)

Brenda said...

I'm definitely singing!

LL Cool Joe said...

Spring is a lovely time with all the news signs of life, and colour. Lovely photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the weathered birdhouse! And the dogwood blossoms...and the redbud tree [these are the ones with heart shaped leaves, right?] and the grape hyacinth [ours are 'done' blooming already]....but I must say I've never heard of oak leaf hydrangea....Wow.

Excellent post Mari. I do so love Spring's awakening.

Nancy Claeys said...

I believe everyone is enjoying this unusual early Spring. Beautiful captures of your world, Mari. :)

Genie said...

Mari....Spring is everywhere at your place. All the flowers and buds are so pretty. Today it is in the 40’s and we are freezing. The school does not turn on the heat at times like this. Yesterday was colder because of the winds blowing. Love that vibrant GREEN grass. Yep...spring has strung! genie

Pat said...

I love spring...it's full of hope. My daughter loves the forsythia so much she even wrote a blog about it yesterday! I wish they would stay so vibrant yellow, they just say "happy"!
Thanks for the lovely eye candy!

Brooke said...

gorgeous stuff! :) i'm worried about how it will all affect our peach trees, but i suppose we're not out anything if the bugs eat them up (well not compared to farmers at least!)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Mari Sweetie...
Another gorgeous share. Thanks so much for sharing that gorgeous dogwood tree. Takes me home in my mind. Just glorious in color.

The forsythia is beautiful as well. I am like you though hope they aren't poking their heads out to soon. In Oklahoma we used to see snow sometimes at Easter and would lose all the pretty blooms ahead of schedule.

A gorgeous walk with you today. Thank you dear friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Shelly said...

Awesome! I love spring and watching everything come to life. I love your photos and you always put a smile on my face when I look at your blog(s).

:)

Sylvia said...

So many of my favourite shrubs and flowers Mari. I like to think of us both enjoying them an ocean away! So wonderful to see the gardens coming to life yet again. Love your verse.

Just Mom said...

Looks goreous, Mari.

We've been having really nice weather too, but my tulips and grape hyacinth have yet to bloom. Soon though....

Raise Them Up said...

It's fun to watch everything exploding! I love your pictures! :)

Last night we had a frost advisery and thankfully, it didn't get that chilly. But we have a long way to go before we are in the clear from the cold spells.

Leslie Payne said...

Beautiful photos as always. I love springtime through your camera lens -- it's pollen free! :0)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Just beautiful!!!

Kim said...

How lovely! We always enjoyed seeing things come to life again after a long Michigan winter.

Or a short one :)