I knew that as soon as the sun finally showed itself, the crabapple buds from a couple of posts ago would pop. And so they have. I took this picture at least a few days ago and already the ground below the tree is carpeted with white petals.
It's windy here today. I think a storm may be blowing in, but maybe the one that caused it to rain all night is blowing out. However, does sunny weather ever blow in? I briefly went to the farmers' market today for some tamales for dinner and the vendors were all having to hold their tents to keep them from blowing away.
It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow, but I'm having my doubts. It's okay, I like spring weather, it always goes by too fast.
I like the two of these together. I'm so ready for spring color.
Have a wonderful weekend. We've had a lot of rain (it's Oregon, we're supposed to), but this weekend is supposed to be sunny and over 80 degrees! I plan to spend time outside and maybe have an ice cream...mmm.
I've been admiring this crabapple tree for sometime. Usually, trees seem to bloom then get their leaves (maybe it's just the ornamental fruit trees?), but this tree is the opposite. The buds are fuchsia and open to a bright white. Then mini crabapples form which are yellow the same time the leaves are in the autumn and last throughout the cold months for winter color. Year-round loveliness.
Jeff screeched the car to a halt for me to retrieve this giant pinecone from the side of the road on our way to Southern California. It's wider and shorter than a sugar pinecone, but I'm not sure what type of pine it came from; they were tallish with rather anemic long needles. The tree just didn't match the heft of these murderous cones.
So, I'm enjoying posting from my phone. However, the photos seem to be heavier than the text as they sink right to the bottom of the post...I prefer them to float. Humph.
A small blog break as we visited family, but I'm back. I'm doing a bit of test by posting from my phone, we'll see how this works.
Anyway, these amazing eggs are ones that Boo and his cousins decorated together. I think they look like jewel boxes.
We had a bit of a thunderstorm today and more is planned for tomorrow. A bit of excitement and it means warmer rain!
The blooms have been incredible. The forsythia is waning, but the daffodils are still going strong as well as some of the ornamental fruit trees and grape hyacinth. The oregon grape is just starting to bloom its vibrant yellow. Boo blowed the first dandelion seed head of the season on Easter Sunday. And I'm glad to have the moss in my Western Oregon pores dry out soon!
I hope your spring is starting out lovely, or fall if you're a reader far South of here!