Friday, March 27, 2009

Enjoying Spring

Yesterday we listened to the weather forecast for the weekend. We're supposed to get 6 - 12 inches of snow tomorrow. We decided we'd better start enjoying spring while we still had some, so we headed for the yard.

Aren't cherry blossoms beautiful? The tree is in full bloom and I saw Bailey standing on her back legs trying to reach the branches so she could strip the flowers off them. I hurried back to get my camera, but by the time I got back outside she'd given up.

These are some kind of wild Hyacinth, I think. We have quite a few of them this year. I think our bird friends have planted them for us.

The Crabapple trees are almost ready to bloom. I hope the cold temperatures that come with the snow don't damage them. We have three Crabapples in the yard and they are so pretty in Spring.

The dogs seemed to be looking for something in the area near the tree.

I watched to see what they were looking for.

Morgan found a stick worthy of her talents.

Ahh. This is what they were looking for. That wonderful weed that calls a dog to roll around in it. Lola was the first to find it.

Samba got her chance after Lola.

Boy, that sure felt good.

Bailey, as usual, was too busy doing her own thing to join the others.

After a roll everyone needs a race around the yard, Norma Jean started this one. If we do get the snow, the dogs will be happy to play in it, too.


Gingerbread said...

I love to see the cheery blossom everything is starting to look bright and cheerful, hey for spring. All your 4 legged friends look very happy together. Julie.C

Nichole said...

Great shots... great way to spend the day! Cute stick morgan!

Channon said...

Grape hyachinths. That's what I grew up knowing them as, anyway.

And thanks for the look at spring that didn't make me sneeze and then some.

Thor said...

You have beautiful flowers in your yard. You all look so busy running, chewing stick, rolling. Great pictures.


Tee said...

what lovely blossoms!

Also, i've often wondered about this particular patch the dogs choose to roll in ... what is it about the patch? The smell? The weed? T

Tee Xox

momsue84 said...

It's so easy to see the joy in their faces at just being able to race around and enjoy the outdoors. And beautiful pics of the trees.

soulbrush said...

i too love that tree, can you believe it/ the world's weather has gone totally mad.

LizzieJane said...

It is so nice to see blossoms on trees, I can hardly wait. It's lovely to see the dogs outside enjoying themselves. They sure do love that weed, don't they?

Charli and me said...

Your dogs look so cute with their hair cuts. Charli does the same thing as Lola. She rolls around in the grass. Great pictures. I hope you are having a nice week.