Wednesday, April 6, 2011

spring.... i think

it has been a kind of weird spring here in greeneville. we have had some really warm days in the 80's and then the very next days were back in the 30's. we have had huge wind storms and thunderstorms and beautiful clear blue sky days. still none the less, i see the earth around me changing colors and sprouting new life. the above picture is of our cherry blossom tree in the side year. i anticipate its beautiful blooms each spring.
and this is pretty much all that is left of the flowers after a large storm, just petals on the ground. but even just petals on the ground i think they look pretty.

i love my hosta plants! i cant wait to see their big, thick vibrant leaves, but even just as little buds i think they are so awesome.
oh the dog woods! such creative little blossoms this tree has. i just cant help but think about God and what an incredible artist he is.
this is a little sprout that will soon be a lily. they were here when we moved into this house about 4 years ago and i look forward to them bringing new blooms each spring.

hopefully we can expect to stay out of the freezing weather now until next winter. i am just ready to be warm and stay warm for awhile.

thanks for walking through my garden with me.


Tara said...

STUNNING PICTURES, Bonnie! I love all the angles that you got, and the way they capture the color and artistry of creation. The kids and I were just talking about God's creativity today and His use of color and design. So glad that He is the Master Artist! Love ya!

katiew said...

Beautiful, Bon. I know exactly what you mean. Snow suits and sledding one week and bathing suits and creek play the next. Bizarre. But your pics are so gorgeous. I had to stare at each one for awhile. So glad you captured those first changes. I think alot of people don't really know how to look out for or appreciate those things, and they really miss out. It does the heart good to see God's hand and his gifts ALL around us. Makes me think of James 1:17...Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. xoxo

Linda said...

What gorgeous pictures Bonnie and so true about the variations and extremes we have experienced January-March. I'm with you in hopes that we are finished with winter! So glad you could take a minute and capture the beauty of Spring...and hopefully it's here to stay!

Ruth Poirier said...

i know how happy it makes you to see all these blooms peeking through from the ground and the trees. your pictures capture such beauty and detail. ENJOY!