Friday, April 22, 2022

Earth Day

  The girls and I are joining Molly and lots of others on an Earth Day walk to admire Mother Nature's handiwork. We didn't go far, just around the yard. 

We started with the huge Forsythia in back of the house. 
Then we stopped at Bentley's plum tree. 
This year we were really lucky to have the plum, cherry and crabapple trees all in bloom at the same time. That rarely happens. The weather had been so crazy that I didn't think we'd have any blooms. We had a freeze two days ago. Yesterday we had tornado warnings all day and today is supposed to get to the mid 80s. Then more rain and cold starting Sunday.

The neighbor has some perky daffodils.

In the back yard the cherry tree is in full bloom.
The crabapples are coming into flower except for the grafted branch that has been in full flower for a week. That was Norma Jean's favorite tree and she usually came in with white apple blossoms all thru her coat.

The Star of Bethlehem flowers are open. They're such happy looking flowers.
We found some little wild hyacinths.
Here are some bright yellow flowers. OK, I know they're considered weeds but they really are bright and happy. And who decides if they're weeds?
This is the best part. When we moved here we had a couple little patches of violets next to the fence. But my bird friends have been busy and now the violets cover most of the yard. They're my favorite flower and they always make me smile.

Even the Oak trees are getting ready.

Isn't Spring pretty? Happy Earth Day everyone.


Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Happy Earth Day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful surroundings.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your flowers and trees are just beautiful! Happy Saturday!