Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring, my favorite time of year.

Is it just me or has this been the most spectacular spring we have had in a long while?  Yes, I’m sure that being housebound for six months (to avoid catching some horrible bug) due to a weakened immune system would make being able to get out and about a big deal for me.  But, even with taking all that into account it seems that all the colors are earlier and brighter this year.  I can’t recall when the roadsides have had so many shades of green as they do this year. And, blooms are busting out overnight in my neighborhood. Is it just me or is this spring ever so amazing?

Let me share a few of my spring photos with you: just click on one of the photos to enlarge it. All the others will be on the bottom of the page for you to click on.    
The crocuses beside my front door were blooming 
on Presidents day 02-20-2012.  

 Tulips and Pansies outside the cancer center the first week in March 

View from my kitchen window most of this month.  It is just now leafing out.   

 redbuds and bradford pear trees in front of the middle school

 More Bradford Pear trees 

 This plox is beside my front door and it was not there one
afternoon and ablaze the next morning.  

This Wisteria is covering the entire fence on a corner near me. In fact,it is even growing up into the trees and hanging from the branches. While I was taking the photos the owner came out to chat.  He told me that he planted it when he moved into the house more then ten years ago and this is the first time it has bloomed like this. It usually only gets about half way down the fence before it fades away.    

 I have several dozen more photos I could share, but,  I will stop with just one more.  This lilic bush is in my neighbor's yard.  Lilac's are my favorite spring bloom and I have been photographing this one since I moved to town many years ago.  Normally, due to its size, only the top one third of the bush will bloom.  This is the first spring were the entire bush bloomed.  

Has spring in your neighborhood been as amazing as mine? 
 Spring my favorite time of year, you can't help but love it.  

Linking this post to Seasonal Sunday

1 comment:

  1. Those tulips are incredible!!!

    Now I have to admit, Spring is not one of my favs ... yet, this message just gave me "goose-ies" -- thinking my mother may have well written (your) words. She was always SO thrilled to witness the season's first blooms. I had to smile at this remembrance!

    PS - I suspect the Wisteria's owner was pleased as punch to have you photographing his tree?


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