Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ever-changing





Spring is weather on teenage tantrums.  One moment the day is warm and sunny and the next second it has dropped 20 degrees and winds are 30 MPH.  Yesterday was a beautiful day and the sky changed to this in a second.  The blockbuster above did not drop a single drop of rain, but certainly looked threatening as it joined a second cloud and then both of them turned the sky cold and gray.


I must say that our wild dogwoods have been stunning this year.  They loved the mild winter and have thousands of blooms throughout the edge of the woods looking like white lace shawls draped everywhere.  When we first moved here I spent days removing vines and weeds from around the dogwood trunks as well as cutting away some limbs for balance and sunshine and I think it is beginning to pay off.


In the photo below you can see my rose arbor just filled with rose blossoms---actually you can't and you will have to take my word for it.  The poor pink dogwood in the lower center we planted a few years ago and it had a huge tulip tree fall on it and most of its symmetry is gone for a few years.  I will attempt to get it back in balance by pruning each year.  On the far left you can seen another dogwood that really looks more impressive than I was able to capture in this photo.


And what looks likes a nice green lawn is really clover and weeds, but I won't tell.

12 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Oops, you did tell but I don't care. It's all beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...cool here today as it was yesterday...i about froze at baseball practice last night with my boy...but everything here is coming up beautiful as well...lovely yard you got...

Pauline said...

oh lovely! the shadblow here is blooming and has that same lacy quality. Love walking about the yard with you :)

Robert Sobczak said...

In speaking to my mother (in Maryland) she made the same observation, or rather, she commented on how stunning the dogwoods were. It must be the warm winter as you say.

Barb said...

Oh, fabulous spring! Your backyard views are wonderful.

Hattie said...

Heaven!

Dave said...

That changeability is the way of early spring weather. Never mind Tabor, summer is on the way - Dave

Dave King said...

I like the teenage analogy. We had cloud that plunged us into a stygian gloom and dropped not a single drop, and then we had a deluge from a seemingly clear blue sky!

SueAnn Lommler said...

High winds and chilly here....but I sure do love that spring is now upon us!! Love the "green" lawn
HUgs
SueAnn

Kat said...

WOAH! Absolutely gorgeous! That second pic actually takes my breath away. You live in a what looks like a fairytale! :)

tattytiara said...

The prettiest lawns are always weeds on close examination, which only begs the question of why we became so obsessed with growing grass on the things anyway. Besides, clover is a perfectly lovely plant. Love all the gorgeous greenery - we're only just seeing the first few blades poking out of the snow now!

sonia a. mascaro said...

You took just stunning pictures!