Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring break

Apologies for the lack of postings as of late, but both of us have been traveling.  More on that later.   First, however, a little about the transformation of our yard.

Spring is a lovely time of year and perhaps our favorite season.  The cold of winter fades, the days appear less dreary, the sun seems to shine a little brighter and more often, animals seem more active, and life in the form of buds, flowers, and color returns to the trees and plants.  This last part is especially true in our yard with its dogwoods, azaleas, maples, forsythias, hosta plants, daylilies, peonies, and other types of flora.  Come mid- to late-April, we have an explosion of white, yellow, purple, red, or pink flowers.  One week, the yard appears barren.  The next, green begins to show in the form of thin green stalks popping out of the ground or tiny buds on the trees and bushes.  By the third week, the yard is a sunburst of colors and life in general just seems a little brighter.  And did I mention the grass now needs mowing?

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