And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Is Springing All Over The Place!

**All the images should be click-able. Go ahead. Make 'em bigger. Get the full
effect. Seriously. It is so worth it.**

Dad's plum trees are in bloom. Bees are bumbling their way around each flower. I have found that bees are strangely camera shy. Whenever I try to get close enough to snap a pic, they just buzz off.... *sigh*

The apple tree is just beginning to bloom, as well. Little Sprout is very anxious to get her apples from this tree. I think she likes the picking as much as she likes the apples!

The crab apple is still fighting off the grapevines, and this huge tree is just a cloud of white blooms.

Even the lilacs are getting ready to "pop" with color! There are just a few flowers brave enough to be open on this cool spring morning.

Little Sprout found some violas that had self seeded in the yard. Dad and I told her that she needed to pick them before he mows, so she picked the three prettiest little spring blooms to keep. Notice how tired she looks? Yeah, me too.

Mom and Dad's yard smells absolutely heavenly! I wish I could somehow send the perfume of plum blossoms through the computer so that I could share it with all of you. I am so excited to think that, soon, my yard will also smell this sweet in the spring. Dad has saved a plum tree for me! It needs to be moved this year, as it is already around 8ft tall. We figure a day of digging to get the thing moved, but I will so enjoy it's flowers, scent and fruit every year!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. The yard does look and smell great this time of year.


heph said...

beautiful photos

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Little Sprout looks like she has been outside all day sniffing those gorgeous blooms. Isn't it fun to get those sweet little bouquets that LS picks. You need some tiny vases to put them in. This makes me want to go out and pick a bouquet of violets. It has been a banner year for them. The Spring Azure and Little Blue Butterflies will hopefully benefit from their host flowers.