Sunday, February 27, 2011

Awakening!

Just a typical afternoon errand run.

Eyes glaze over the sleeping landscape . . . bare trees, brown grass, piles of decaying leaves blown up against fences.

When suddenly my head nearly swivels off my shoulders.  What was that I saw?  Could I have been imagining?



No!  It really is.  The first blossoms of the season.  Bursting into life.  Bringing the tints of color to the landscape.



Redbud, I think, though I'm not sure.

A little later, swinging by the library, almost hidden by a tree, small yellow flowers peeking between the branchy tangle of the forsythia bush.




It's official.  The spring sap is flowing.  Color is coming.  Nature is awakening!

7 comments:

  1. Your forsythia is out!!! Wow--that means ours is not far behind.

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  2. Really looking forward to some color here in Maryland. I noticed my daffodils popping out of the ground---it won't be long now.
    Thank you Shelley, for all your sweet comments.
    have a beautiful day

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  3. Lucky Duck! Nothing like that here, yet, but keep the beautiful pictures coming. They give me hope that we, too, will have some beautiful blossoms soon!

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  4. oh wow! gorgeous!!! so ready for some of that here! :)

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  5. Ahhh! You are a few weeks ahead of us! So pretty.

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  6. Nice! The first one looks like Crab Apple -
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    enjoy Spring....almost Autumn here

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