Before they fade away … soon … I want to share a few more images. Until next year, same time, same place.
The Dogwood trees in our yard are nearing peak. Nightly freezes have had some effect on the edges of the blooms, with burned spots. Nothing to take away their beauty however. As the sun was rising the light was good so I grabbed my camera and made these images. It’s definitely Spring, but the temperatures here in SW Virginia don’t always give evidence in that regard.
No need for words here. Just be glad for the beauty in nature at this time of year.
Spring is here … finally. However it could be warmer. That’s coming. What’s not going to last much longer is our backyard flowering tree’s colors. Except for the Dogwoods, they are at peak now. Standby for photos of those. White and pink.
Grass in our yard is thick and green (thanks to those who maintain it, I sold my John Deere years ago). Mowing has yet to begin. As a result I’m seeing a few pretty wild flowers pop up in places. I guess some experts would just write them off as undesired weeds to be eradicated. Not me. I like them. Out back of the house is another blessing for me at this time of year. Our Weeping Pussy Willow Tree.
The fuzzy looking buds will soon fall off to be replaced by leaves and then the hanging branches will begin to lengthen over the summer creating a nice addition outside our back porch. I planted the tree a few years ago and it’s been enjoyable watching it grow taller. But, it has to be maintained though careful pruning. All this is the sort of light yard work I still do. And look forward to. Another mission.
March wasn’t kind to us here in SW Virginia. Too cold. Too rainy and snowy. But the moisture was welcome. I was waiting for April. Now, it’s here. This image shows why I waited so patiently … the ones below just add to it all. Images via iPhone 7 Plus, processed in Lightroom Mobile on my iPad Pro. Last photo is my favorite.
Even after a spell of cold weather and a bit of wet snow, Spring is making itself known. Bradford Pear trees are flowering all over the Piedmont region of Virginia and North Carolina, and the Weeping Pussy Willow tree, which I planted two years ago, is showing why the tree has that name.
With hopeful expectation of soon to arrive warmer temperatures, I’ve been teased by such over the past few weeks, watching our flowers begin to bloom and brighten. But, today, it’s Winter again.
The good thing about this March snowfall is that it’s on the minimal side. And, as you can see here, it makes for a couple of nice photo compositions. There is always a bright side to everything … if you think about it.