Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Happy Spring JOY JOY

I just love spring ...I took these pictures yesterday on a walk around our neighborhood. I dont know what kind of tree this is but arent the Flowers gorgeous against the blue blue . You need to click on the pictures to really sky...the breeze was blowing and I think they look like ballet dancers appreciate the colors. And if you double click on the big picture you get an even bigger one.Now you might ask why there are duplicates. I played with the color...which do you like best....cant decide...but i do love these first four pictures and cant decide which is my favorite.


Just returned from another walk and have decided these trees are either stunted oaks or river willows...not weeping willows...they grow on a really twisted tree...I was all set with the river willow till I found one growing across the street among the oaks...maybe its just a short oak..guess I will have to go get the tree book. And bytw you should see them with the late afternoon sun shinging thru them or on them...lovely...coming soon unless rain gets them.


When you first come in our neighborhood there is a row of Bradford pears...gorgeous this time of the year...look like snow with hints of acid green...stinky gorgeous things...










I love the skeletal trees and add a little spring color...heaven..















Red buds blooming and looking very oriental or at least they do to me...



















Pine pollen fixing to burst out as they say down here...
shortly everything will be covered with green yellow pine pollen...like yellow snow













Turtles sunning on the logs in the lagoon...they ran away when I got close...did they think i was coming in the water to catch them?! These are painted turtles according to dh...


And then there was ONE!!


















tiny violets...smaller than dimes...blooming all over the place...i would have missed them if I had been whizzing along in the car...more turtles on a log in the lagoon...every watchful...










And its just not spring without daffodils..even though these are getting past their peak.




This picture was taken of a dead tree at the lagoon. The lagoons in our neighborhood used to be rice paddies...when this was a working plantation years and years ago. There is even a dyke with a large screw thing to work it.
This is a picture of the trees as we make the last turn on the road to go home..you can see spring peaking thru the winter dead trees still...













you might wonder WHAT the guys pictures are doing here...they are 30 feet up in the air putting the center beam in the roof...you could NOT pay me...

6 comments:

Penny said...

Oh, these are lovely, lovely pictures. YOu are WAY ahead of Michigan weatherwise!! I LOVE the turtles on the log! That would be a great sketch!

danielle said...

You've got beautiful pictures! I'll have to second what Penny says about weather, though. We were almost in spring here in MN until Monday when we got hit with 10" of snow, then another 7" today! But it's really wet, and melting quickly (more or less), so maybe we'll see some of these signs of spring soon enough! :-)

Shoshana said...

WAHHHHHHHHHHHH.. I'm sitting here looking at that nasty white stuff coming down, and there are NO signs of spring here, nothing, nada. The grass is winter brown, no buds, no tiny spots of color.

However, in Oregon... where I am headed... that is another story. Yeah!

Sioux said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell them. Thanks for sharing your spring with us.

JulieZS said...

Wonderful spring pictures! I am in LOVE with the turtle pictures most of all, how great to see so many at once with the little ones and everything.

Brenda said...

Margaret -

Those strange trees you can't identify (with the pink blossoms) might be weeping cherries. We have a bunch of them up here in Asheville. Just a thought!

See you in a couple weeks!
Brenda.