Spring took it's time getting here, but suddenly the temperature has been hitting 80 and we had a good rain. It made the trees pop into bloom and I'm reminded why spring is my favorite season, despite the sneezing.
Norma Jean like to follow me around as I check out the trees in our yard.
This is the new cherry tree. It's only been in the ground since Saturday, but it must like it here. The leaves have opened up and so have a few flowers.
Imagine next year when this tree is covered with these big clumps of pink flowers. There are lots of these trees at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. It's the first place I ever saw them and I knew I wanted at least one in our yard. They're called Kwanzan Cherry.
This is the plum tree we planted in the front yard a few years ago. Rob and I are both surprised at how fast it grew.
I love the pink flowers and the dark red leaves.
Our Forsythia is a little late. We see most of the others in the neighborhood are already in full bloom. Ours is protected by the house and gets the late afternoon sun, so it'll take another week to be fully out.
The dogs like finding a spot under a tree to chew a stick. Sometimes there's a dog under each tree in the yard.
We have four crabapple trees in the yard. They're covered with buds, but haven't opened up yet.
After running around on a hot day, a dog needs a cool drink, and everyone knows the water tastes better outside. Fudge was the first to discover the water bowl.
He sprayed everyone with his soggy beard.
Samba and Fudge shared the bowl. She doesn't allow everyone to share, so we were impressed.
The four sisters don't mind crowding all their heads into the bowl at once.
When everyone was finished drinking, Fudge discovered a leaf floating in the bowl. Notice that he's sneaking his foot into the bowl to try and get the leaf.
He was so focused on getting the leaf out of the bowl that he didn't notice everyone else leaving the yard. He had his face and foot in the bowl and splashed all the water out until he managed to get the leaf.
Then we had to dry his face and feet before letting him inside. We're all glad spring is here.