Some Call Them Weeds, I Like To Call Them Flowers

Yesterday I wrote about a blooming tree/shrub in our neighborhood and how I very much enjoyed the view.  I thought I would share a few pictures I took walking around the yard featuring the beginning of Spring when the earth is coming to life with color.

 

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Purple Dead Nettle

(the top image I took but came out blurry so I copied another image so you to get the idea of what the blooms look like) BUT I love how clear the clover and other plants growing look 🙂 not blurry at all!!

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Common Chickweed

Wild Violets growing on our sidewalk

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Bradford Pear bloom on ground

Bradford Pear Bloom (excited how this picture turned out!)

Bradford Pear (taken outside my bedroom window - raining)

Bradford Pear (taken outside my bedroom window - raining)

This is our Bradford Pear in almost full bloom.  Yes, the smell is offensive but the blooms are gorgeous and I love how it looks like snow (only without the cold weather, ice and muck) when the blooms are falling.   I couldn’t resist, I wanted to show you the more of the tree.  (I leaned out our bedroom window and took the two shots of the full grown/blooming tree in the rain).  This tree is planted beside our garage.

Daffodils

Of course I couldn’t leave out my sweet daffodils mixed

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with blue Winter Corn Speedwell

dandelion

I think the dandelion compliments them with their radiant color of yellow  – kind of makes you feel the warmth of the sun.

I wanted to show you my peonies peeking their heads up out of the soil catching some rays!

 

Ok so I decided just before publishing this post to include our Weeping Willow.  It has rained so much and now is a muddy mess everywhere!! When I first moved into the house this, the Weeping Willow tree was my first sign of Spring and I would get so excited! Wow that was 26 years ago…..Sometime back we had a severe storm with tornado like winds sweep through and it completely destroyed the old tree (so I thought).  I was devastated.  I couldn’t bring myself to completely remove the tree.  I kept thinking I would hollow it out and plant flowers in it but plans and lives changed. Sometime around 2010, Robin and I decided to clean up around the old stump and what was left of the fallen trunk only to learn the tree had a strong heart and will to live.  This new tree started as a tiny, tiny sprout from it’s mother.  It was one long skinny little bare limb that has grown into this beauty.  It split on it’s own and I have admired and loved it ever since.

I love all the beginning surprises of Spring!  And I am having a blast practicing, learning how to take pictures with my camera 😉

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Robin5

7 thoughts on “Some Call Them Weeds, I Like To Call Them Flowers

  1. Wow, look at all of those springy things! We’re getting snow tonight 😦 I just love the story of the willow and the pics are gorgeous! Someday you’ll have to do a Black&White vs Color Challenge. ❤️💕❤️💕❤️

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