Friday, March 20, 2009

happy / spring


L - Nikon D40x 200mm / T - Nikon D40x

The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
~Julian Grenfell

I'm so happy to have a blossoming red bud tree this spring. I love the smooth black, zigzag branches and the way the flowers sprout right off the bare stems. / bradford pears are pretty in the spring but has anyone ever noticed they smell really bad? ...and we have a lot of them here on campus. i happy for warm (not hot) weather - picnics in the grass will be happening soon.

7 comments:

ELK said...

so nice to share this time with you...we have a lot of the same beautiful flowers....yours are really well suited side by side ~ ELK

Gayle said...

Beautiful photos! I am so looking forward to spring starting here. We had snow showers today.

Georgia B. said...

two gorgeous photos. i agree with ELK—they look great together!

i can't wait until our flowering trees start to bloom in chicago-land. i'll be taking more pictures than ever!

Woman in a Window said...

Beautiful.
We don't have redbuds this far north. After I met my husband (who is from Ohio) and spending time there I was absolutely stunned by their beauty. Nothing like it!

We have a pitiful little pear tree here that works hard to put out a few flowers and then settles, all nettles.

Char said...

Bradford Pears do smell bad - fishy, so I can never cut branches for inside. Redbuds are so yummy in all their purply goodness. Happy spring and happy dipping.

Relyn said...

Gorgeous images, gorgeous poem. You've made me smile with thoughts of spring.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

More beautiful buds!

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