Spring has finally hit us here in Kansas! That means up and down temperatures and very strong storms (with a small "s") ... but also lovely blooms! We thought you might enjoy seeing what's in bloom right now in our yard!
Here's a close-up of our Redspire Pear tree.
Remember what it looked like in our ice storm? We are really happy it has sprung back to life! Dave is hoping it drops a lot of those little ornamental fruits all over the sidewalk and get all smooshed this year; he LOVES those!
Our Redbud trees are looking mighty purple right now! Mom wanted to get a picture of me by them. Since you usually see me giggling, I thought I'd strike a serious pose.
What do you think? Oh, see the splash of red way back there? Sort of in front of my snooter. That's the Texas Quince on the next level down!
Mom wanted to get a picture of me looking at them, but I was pretty sure there was somebunny or somekitty in the neighbors' yard. They are really nice neighbors and have sweet kids who like to pet us, so it's our duty to keep their yard safe, too! Here I am, on the job!
Me, making sure the neighbors' yard is bunny and kitty free!
And... not looking at the Quince.
Oh, see that tree in the upper left-hand corner? That was a huge Weeping Willow tree. They had one on either side of the yard. The ice storm really, really did a number on them and they had to trim them way back. You can see them in our ice storm pix! They have some green growth on them, so they aren't total goners!
I thought I saw something ...
...but it was nothing.
Once I knew our AO was secured, I did stop to admire the Texas Quince. I like RED!
Oooh, pretty. And RED!
Here's a close-up of the blooms:
Our snowball bush!
We're hoping this will be a better year for snowballs!