Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fragrance and Beauty


I woke up this morning to discover sunshine streaming in the window. Peeking outside, I observed the sun's rays creating streaks of light and shadows on the lawn. It was so beautiful, I couldn't resist finding my camera and going outside to take pictures of all the flowering trees in the morning light.


Flowering trees are so beautiful! We've made a real effort to add them to our yardscape. The lilacs are starting to bloom (starts from grandma's house years ago). Brent's flowering crabapple tree is one he's adopted as his own and of which he tends year around with extra care. The snowball tree was a gift from Karleen from a time when she was thinning out her own garden. It's abundant this year, the green buds just waiting to burst into balls of white! Dogwood, redbud, lilac, thundercloud plum, ornamental cherry, and flowering crabapple --- all delight the senses with fragrance and beauty as they welcome spring!

*This morning's sunshine also reminded me that it is time to wash windows! The dull skies of winter are gone. Let the sun shine in!

12 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pictures! We're just beginning to see the trees bud out here.
    I ate supper out on the deck with the kids last evening and was noticing my windows too! I need to get busy and clean them and also work on the yard!

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  2. I just love flowering trees and shrubs too. I always enjoy the time when they bloom so much. Your collage is very beautiful.
    Debbie

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  3. I'd like to tell you that each day, when I log into your blog---the large photo at the top is so beautiful, it takes my breath away & almost brings tears !!! Thank you for starting my day with such feminine beauty !! XOO

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  4. Thank you, Beth. It's a picture I took at Paula's and Teri's shop. They have such beautiful displays.

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  5. Oh how glorious your view and views of blossoms are. There is nothing quite as pretty as Spring in bloom in Washington :0)

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  6. Love your flowering trees. In a previous house we had a snowball tree, I loved it. My kids would have snowball fights in the summer. What fun!

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  7. Oh that mosaic is exquisite. It's wonderful to have so many flowering bushes in your yard and to know where each came from makes it all the more special.

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  8. So beautiful, can I move in xoxoxo Clarice

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  9. What beautiful photos!

    Katherine

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  10. After lots of snow last week - I am way behind but did water my flowers this morning and they are coming up! This is Colorado!

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  11. Beautiful...I too am enjoying Spring this year...for some reason...maybe it has been our extremely cold winter...
    deby

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