Sunday, February 27, 2011


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!


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

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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