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Sunday, April 11, 2010

More of April's Pleasures

Each spring I take photos as the buds unfold ~ but even though the photos may look like ones from previous years, they aren't the same flowers! They're new and must be celebrated! Today I renewed my annual membership at the woodland gardens and spent a pleasant interlude wandering through, checking out the early spring blooms. It was a perfect spring day with just a sunshiny breeze. I could hear frogs, but no sign of any.

Here's a sample of what I did see:

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Later I had a stroll around my garden and realized that the blossom on the pear trees are opening! I wasn't the only one interested in that fact:

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My tastebuds are remembering succulent cherries and divine pears! But no need to hurry Spring along ... I'm happy to enjoy the blossoms.

Yesterday, I drove north along the island highway and became aware of something else that reminded me of April ~ I'll be going back tomorrow to check again... in the meantime here's a glimpse ...

4 comments:

  1. Sounds the Spring is so nice with all the flowers :)

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  2. What a lovely place to visit and see and celebrate woodland flowers. I used to be a member of the Huntington Library and Gardens, but the miles (40 of them) kept me from visiting too often. Enjoy your sunshine and blue skies and lovely blossoms!

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  3. It's such an enjoyable time of year!
    What's the colourful bird on the tree?
    I like the thought of cherries and pears... lucky you!
    Sadly the Snowbirds aerobatic team have never visited the UK! Here's a photo of three of them you might like
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Canada---Air/Canadair-CT-114-Tutor/1411293/L/
    Flighty xx

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  4. Hi Selby ~ It is a beautiful spring and with the clear sunny weather the flowers are looking better each day :) The fragrances are lovely too!

    Hi Nikki ~ I'm looking forward to seeing the changes in the woodland garden as spring progresses. There is a plant sale on Friday, so I may go and see what's there. I can understand not renewing a membership since yours was so far away, but I bet you enjoyed going. Weather is still bright and beautiful, so I'm enjoying the blossoms for sure :)

    Hi Flighty ~ The colourful 'bird' on the tree is a close-up of a bee's posterior ;) The blossoms just keep on blooming and I'm just crazy about them :) Thanks for the link to the terrific photo of the Snowbirds! Mine, of course, aren't so up close and personal, but hopefully you'll like the next post.

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