Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30

I love seeing the new leaves open on trees. The trees have a lacy, open look about them. Spring is a time of promise!

"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf of Springtime."
Martin Luther

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29

We have a bleeding heart plant near our front entry. Every Spring it's loaded with blossoms. It has such unusual blooms. It's easy to see where it got it's name!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27

One of the pretty, yellow tulips in our backyard. We have to enjoy them now, because they don't last long!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 25

It's been kind of a dreary, rainy day today, but don't you think it gives another type of beauty?

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 23

I was driving home last night, and the sky looked so pretty with the sun setting, I stopped at the side of the road to take this picture. These are dried old weeds, but I thought they made a nice silhouette in front of the sunset.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 22

We have a Maple tree in our backyard. Every year, I know that Spring is officially here when the leaves come out on it. So - it's official and I am happy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20

I visited my Dad today at the long term care center where he is receiving physical therapy after his total knee replacement. He's doing great and is supposed to go home on Friday.
This fence borders the parking lot there. I love the old vines crawling across it and the vinca flowers bordering it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 18

I have this little canvas bag I carry my lunch and a book to work in. Oliver is fascinated by it, and seems to find it wherever I leave it when I get home. He loves to lay on it and always lays his face on the strap. I don't get it - it's not even soft, but he sure likes it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 16

When I picked Heather up from work last night, the sun was setting. I love to see the silhouette of a tree in front of a sunset!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15

We have a dwarf lilac bush in our front yard landscaping. It gets flowers just like a regular lilac, but it stays small. I was happy to see the buds on it - won't be long till it's blooming!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 14

I spent the day at the hospital yesterday while my Dad had surgery. He had a knee replacement surgery and the surgery went well. He did end up spending the night in ICU though, because of some low blood pressure problems. He is doing well today!
When we left the hospital last evening, we passed this building. Aren't those trees beautiful?

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12

Dogwood trees are beautiful from a distance and close up too!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11

It's just beautiful here today. The rain that fell last week, has everything looking green. The trees are starting to bud and there are a few flowers blooming. One of my favorite things to see in the Spring, are the dogwood trees blooming. Don't they look pretty at the edge of the woods?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 10

This is what the back of an SUV looks like after 3 women have spent a whole day shopping at Ikea! (There is more in the back seat...)
My 2 daughters and I went to the Ikea about 2 1/2 hours from our house on Friday. We stayed overnight and stopped back in this morning for a few things we forgot before heading home. We had so much fun together and got lots of good deals!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 7

Our Forsythia bushes are blooming. These flowers don't last long, but give such a nice splash of yellow.
Speaking of splashes - it's raining again today, and the weathermen are saying we could have snow tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6

It really rained here today. We were under Severe Thunderstorm and Flood Warnings for much of the day. Some roads were impassable due to the water on them.
This is usually just a small creek, about 1/4 to /3 of the size it was when I drove by today.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4

This is a last remnant of a blossom on our hydrangea tree. This year the flower heads stayed on all through the winter. You can see what it looked like this winter, here. The other day Bob clipped all the old blossoms off, but this little section stayed, and I thought it looked kind of pretty, even though it's kind of withered.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1

What a beautiful Spring day we had today. I was out and noticed lots of people out walking and riding their bikes. As you can see by the picture, even the cows came out today!
This cow stood and watched me as I tried to get his picture, but didn't want to come any closer, so I couldn't get a close up shot of him.