Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!!!


Spring came in one day here. Seriously. It has been cold and windy for weeks (MONTHS!). I went outside today and found beautiful surprise flowers in my yard!Last year these tulips did not bloom (see below), so I was thrilled when they appeared today!

The best part of all is that my crabapple trees are going to bloom this year!! Christmas and New Year's Eve 2006 we had a terrible ice storm with 4 inches of ice on everything (see below for a look at that- the picture is of my crabapple trees in January 2007). Anyway, the next spring (2007) they didn't bloom because the ice had messed up the growing cycle.
But LOOK!! Today they look like this and I am so thrilled and excited!!


In a few days, the whole backyard will be filled with pink flowers! I have three trees.

I am anxiously awaiting my lilacs to bloom too -- they are just starting to bud!

11 comments:

peanutbee said...

Gorgeous photography of your new flowers!!! Wow!

Libby Hickson said...

So gorgeous! Please so share photos once your lilacs bloom - they are my favorite, we had many in MI but they do not grow in TX and I miss them! I only have my lilac yankee candle when I want to smell that wonderful smell of spring!

nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That's the plus of your crazy winters! Nothing beautiful grows HERE (pout). Not REAL flowers, anyway...

LeAnne said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing these....my tulips are just starting to bloom also!
LeAnne

Lori Barnett said...

what wonderful pics! I love your photography.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow!!! Just gorgeous!!! I sure loved seeing all those beautiful blooms!! We had some more snow last night......so no flowers yet here!! I'll just enjoy your photos and be patient!

Veronica said...

Your flowers are beautiful! You take excellent pictures!

nitestamper said...

theses are beautiful, judy, great photos, btw.tfs:)
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bensarmom said...

Love your pictures.....Spring is my favorite season next to summer. I love summer cuz teachers are on vacation!

The Crafty Chik said...

GORGEOUS! I love the flower and tree pictures! WOW!

Pam's Pride said...

Gorgeous photos!! You are so lucky to have that kind of beauty right in your own yard!