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snow’s still here



Yes, I said it… the snow is still here.  We do have patches of earth poking through, but I think it will be a while before it melts away completely.

I took this picture when my husband and I were xc skiing.  There was something about looking up into the trees that seemed so peaceful.


On the road


After being gone for two weeks, I am finally posting something. I went for a drive the other day to take pictures, this is one I took out the front windshield while driving. Hopefully I will post some of the other pictures I took with my camera soon, as this one was taken with my iPhone.

Cherry Blossoms

New place, new plants.  This tree, which is in our yard, was full of little white blossoms for about two weeks, now it’s all green… still very pretty.  Correct me if I’m wrong… but I believe this is a Cherry Blossom tree.




Buzzing around.


As we sit on our back deck, these Bees hover nearby.  They aren’t aggressive, just annoying.  I wasn’t sure what type of Bees they were, so I looked it up (ahhhh, the internet :),  they are Carpenter Bees.  I found these buzzing around the neighbors Dogwood tree.








something new… everyday

 Nature is incredible… each day I see a new bud, flower, leaf, plant… it really is amazing how much there is to see.  These buds appeared the other day, I have no idea what they are or what they will become, but it sure is fun watching them progress. 





It’s just the beginning…




A few close-ups of Spring (taken a few weeks ago).




Pretty in pink.




Spring is here!

Blink and you will miss it! The beginning of Spring that is.  One day the tree branches are bare, then you notice small buds and then… bam… the trees have leaves!  It’s incredible, the different scents, colors, textures, shapes…. amazing.

I took the images below, of a Saucer-Cup Magnolia, on a bike ride in my neighborhood.  There are so many beautiful trees right outside my front door. :)





birds, birds and more birds

Birds, another reason I love living where we do.  I have been watching this particular woodpecker work on this tree for weeks!  I don’t think it’s just food he is retrieving, I think he is making a home. As I type this I can hear him chirping.

Look there is (a) Robin, my Mother said to me once at birthday party, and I replied by saying – where’s batman.  No, unfortunately I was not making a joke!  I was 4 or 5 years old, and evidently I watched a lot of the Batman cartoons- Kazam…



Signs of Spring… finally

Mid-to-late March we would typically head to Austin, on our trip we would see the wildflowers blooming.  Here, in Maryland, we are just now seeing the trees begin to show signs of Spring.  But, the signs are incredible.  There are so many different types of trees in our back yard, I am looking forward to watching them.  Not sure what this tree is, but it’s the first to blossom.