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!