Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring


I know I have been slack posting pictures lately, but I hope this will make up for it. I went out in my yard today and decided I best take some of the flowering trees before the cold weather comes back and "browns" them. This next picture is one of just that. It is a saucer magnolia that was blooming and the frost we had the night before stole it's beautiful color and vibrance. :(

It's all a part of Spring around here.My Bradford Pear tree is in full bloom. These are very popular around here. Great landscaping trees. I have only one, but it is a beauty. The sad thing about these are they announce Spring, but the blooms don't last long. Shortly after they *advertise* they return to foilage. Still pretty, though. This is one of my birdhouses. I have yellow bells planted beneath, but due to Ahem.....neighbor's dogs, they haven't faired too well, thus, no picture. Notice the green cedar behind the birdhouse. I personally, *patting myself on the back* planted this one from a tiny seedling. The picture doesn't do it justice. Of course that is my opinion.This little birdhouse had fallen from it's perch and I hadn't noticed until today. Sad, I know. I put it back, but it still has the remnants of ground abuse. My camera is not equipped to capture things as beautiful as this next one. It is very hard to see, but at the top is a worker bee in one of my evergreens. I am sorry that you can't see what I was witnessing. I am in awe of God and how He has made provisions for EVERYTHING in the cycle of life! The very first picture is of a plant that a dear christian lady gave me several years ago. Actually, she gave me a small piece of it and told me it would grow anywhere. At the time, I was not so sure. I didn't get the full scope of it, but she was right. I can't remember the name of it right now, but it has grown. It's also a sticker and one that I will have to watch when Nathan is outside.
The Crepe Myrtles won't bloom for awhile. Now, those are real beauties. I hope I am not disappointed this year. If so, it will be my own fault since I didn't cut them back. It's not time to fertilize them yet, but I plan to do that soon. Maybe that will make up for the lack of pruning. I can hope, can't I? For some more pretty pictures of Spring, go over to Keeper Of The Home's page and enjoy!

6 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures, really enjoyed them sweety. We have alot of bradford pear trees around here also. Take care of your green thumb, lol

Sharon said...

I enjoyed your spring pictures, and thank you for the link to my page! You are so sweet!

lady of value said...

Wow! You must have a beautifully landscaped yard!! I'm jealous!! *smile* I love the pear trees, they are so pretty. They don't grow down here, bummer!!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Deb - I'm so jealous. While it is gorgeous in terms of sun, it's still WAY too cold for me! Wonderful pics!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing the great photos! Spring starts tonight!

I've got my zyrtec and flonase, so I'm ready! LOL!!

Unashamed said...

What is the name of the plant in the first picture? I want to say saw palmetto - am I right??