“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” -Marty Rubin The beauty of spring is watching the first plants pushing up above ground, and seeing the early flowers bloom. Daffodils emergeGentle breezes caress meThe sound of birdsong. And tulips! What a strange thing! to be alive, beneath cherry blossoms. – Kobayashi Issa After the pandemic […]Read More LAPC: Spring Sprang
A new week, a new set of questions in Melanie’s Share Your World! Questions: In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?When the first flowers of spring appear after a long winter. Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?The basement of our former house. It was an old house and prone to […]Read More SYW: Magic, Bad Smells, Bad Bosses, & Voting
There are lots of different kinds of flowering trees, and this looked to me like a dogwood or maybe apple blossoms. I looked it up with the Plant Snap app on my phone and found out it is a pear tree! It is a young tree so I don’t think it will yield pears yet, […]Read More FOTD: Pear Blossoms
I’m going with Cee’s idea of posting yellow flowers. These daffodils gladden my heart, knowing they are a sure sign of spring. I took this photo on one of our daily walks around our community’s campus. Cee’s FOTD 4/8/20Read More FOTD: Heralds of Spring
For Becky’s SquareTop challenge today, here is my offering: I was planning to feature the buds on this tree, but then I saw the moon rising between the branches. That is really tops – you can’t get much higher than that!Read More #SquareTops: Tree Buds and Moon
All these were taken in May in Des Plaines. Tulips – mine and my neighbor’s My garden in nearly full bloom Spring is the season for gardening! Neighborhood spring scenes Cee’s FOTD 1/15/20 CFFC: Spring ScenesRead More FOTD and CFFC: Tulips & Spring in Des Plaines
More tulips for Cee’s FOTD 4/28/19! I am happy to say that my tulips survived the *SURPRISE* all-day snowfall yesterday! Late April snowfall (our front yard and back deck): Tulips:Read More FOTD: Tulips after late April snow!
I was definitely in the mood for spring, but then… On Sunday – three days ago! – we had a snowstorm! About 3 inches of wet snow fell. By yesterday, though, the snow was completely gone and the temperature rose to above 70°F! I was able to go out for a walk wearing a t-shirt! […]Read More FOTD: Hark, Ye Heralds of Spring!
My snowdrops are full up! I’ve noticed more of them around the neighborhood this year also. Snowdrops are special because they appear on average around the first day of spring, so they are one of nature’s first flowers of the year. These are in my garden: I saw a plethora of snowdrops scattered along someone’s […]Read More FOTD: Snowdrops
I took a walk today – it was a bit windy but the temperature wasn’t bad – about 40°F and the sun was shining! Yesterday I saw my first robin of the year and today I noticed early flowers are beginning to appear! My snowdrops are coming up and a few are already blooming! As […]Read More Early Signs of Spring!