Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vernal and Verdant

Is anything more lovely than a spring day?

After being stuck at home for two days with the stomach flu, I was well enough to rejoin the world today.  When I got home from work this afternoon I walked around the "estate" checking out all the things that are blooming: 

These tulips next to the tree in the tree yard are the first thing I see when I turn the corner onto my street.

The red bud tree in the back yard is just about done blooming for the year. I like the juxtaposition of the small leaves that are replacing the flowers at the tip of the branches.

This forsythia bush is actually in the neighbor's yard, but since the beautiful yellow petals have been floating into our back yard the past few days, I think I have a partial claim to it!

The flowers on this holly bush aren't very conspicuous, but the bees sure like them; it was hard to get close enough to take the picture.  It reminds me that things don't always need to be showy to be beautiful.

Aren't these violets a lovely purple?  I know they're considered weeds, but I just couldn't bring myself to dig them up. (A decision I may regret later in the year..)


  1. Oh, my! How absolutely lovely. Gorgeous! Wonderful! Love it!

  2. Glad you are feeling better!

    Our redbud is just starting to bloom! I have a whole flower bed of violets...they are beautiful! I will admit that they do spread like a weed!

  3. AnotherQ-(blushing)...Thanks

    Betsy-I'M glad I'm feeling better, too. It's interesting that your redbud tree is farther behind ours, but we've had some above-average temperatures.

  4. How lovely. I also feel that way about spring. Thanks for sharing. Glad you feel better.

  5. Lovely...leave the violet, you will never regret it....smiles.

  6. I am glad you are feeling better. The flowers are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Kathy M-Yes, life is good today.

    Emom-I don't know that I'LL regret leaving the violet, but I'm not sure what the beautiful-yard neighbors will think...

    Joanne Amos-Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed.

  8. Wow! Very nice. Nothing's blooming here yet.

  9. Don't you just love spring? I just got back in town, today, and did the same thing - the walk around "the estate". In a week or so I am going to have hundreds of lilacs...
    it's wonderful to see all the green and blooms.