Thursday, April 28, 2016

In The Pink

Even though today would best be described as "gloomy", the colors around here are more "in the pink".
The crabapple tree survived the snow..
The blossoms are not only pretty, they smell divine! (I wish I had "smell-a-blog).
This is our other crabapple and it too looks really lovely...even with gray skies.  The rest of the foliage is greening up.  Our temps this week have been cool, 40's and 50's, but that's OK...we're tough up North!  This month has flown by and I haven't posted very often.  Not too much happening around here except:
We have a bit of a water problem near the driveway entrance and some new tiles were put in with the hope that rain water will flow into the big drain near the road.  The jury is still out on that one.  We're not planting new grass until we're sure no more digging will be necessary. 
Our next door neighbor put her home and land on sale a few weeks ago and it sold pretty quickly. I suppose it wasn't any of my blog buddies that bought it, was it?  It's a pretty place with 5 acres, inground pool, sweet barn and fenced pasture and the nicest neighbors who will stop over with a plate of homemade cookies...just sayin!
Red winged black birds are back..I wonder if this is our old friend Sam who visited us regularly last Spring?
Last, but not least, I'll end with some more pink...or lilac color.  The lilacs didn't do very good this year but I managed to cut a bouquet last night. Again, some smell-a-blog would be nice...they are some of my favorite flowers and I hope to snag a few more bouquets before they are all gone.  May is here this weekend and I might get brave and plant some flowers....I need to see more than pink! 

14 comments:

Rick Watson said...

Spring has sprung there missy. It wasn't me that bought the farm but looks like a property we would have bought.
R

betty said...

Those lilacs are pretty! I haven't seen that color, only light purple ones, but they do smell pretty! Spring definitely has sprung! That was a big piece of property that sold! I hope the new neighbors are just as friendly and good bakers!!! I can't believe how fast April flew!

betty

Shady Del Knight said...

Howdy, YaYa, I'm your new neighbor - Shady! :)

I'm happy to know your flowering and fruit bearing trees survived winter's last gasp. When I was a boy in York, the property next to mine had a bunch of crab apple trees growing on it. Needless to say, birds and squirrels were plentiful and the blossoms were a beautiful sight (and smell) every spring. Red-winged blackbirds, robins and Baltimore orioles were frequent visitors to our property. It's hard to believe that the month of May is upon us. Somebody has pressed the FF button on 2016!

I wish you and your family a safe and happy weekend, dear friend YaYa!

joeh said...

I love those flowering trees, they don;t stay flowered long enough; except they make my wife sneeze so...

Kim said...

I love those trees. Wouldn't it be perfect if they stayed like that all season! I have, I mean had, 6 daffodils pop up. Miss Abby loved them so much she has bitten the heads off 3 of them! What a dog!

acorn hollow said...

You are still way ahead of us in the flower department. We have a few daffodils but that is it. sounds like a nice piece of land but sadly it was not us who bought it.
Cathy

Laurie said...

Oh, YaYa, The Pines looks pretty in pink.

Sandi said...

Love those pink lilacs! I have a small one, that bloomed one cluster this year. Hopefully there will be more next year. I'm with you, pink flowering cherries are all over our neighborhood, and while they make my eyes water, I love to see them!

Haddock said...

That Red winged black bird looks cute. Who knows, it may be Sam :-)

selvageedge said...

The recovery from our big snow has been amazing and bright. The popcorn trees are popping more than ever this week. Your trees are beautiful!

Becky Jerdee said...

And soon the peonies will open! Yes, we are back from Florida...this week we arrived between the two big storm systems that came in from the west. It's been raining ever since here in Iowa. Gloomy. But today, the sun will come out again :)

Munir said...

Love the second one. Also the second last. Great photography.

Stacy Crawford said...

I miss lilac bouquets. I lost my tree to the out building... sure wish I could smell them.

Hilary said...

Lilacs are just beginning to bud around here so it's nice to see your blossoms in full bloom. So pretty in pink.

I'm patiently waiting on my doorstep for that plate of cookies. Canada is your next door neighbour, right? ;)