|Redbud - up close & personal|
|Grape hyacinth (muscari)|
All our trees are leafed out now, the one by the garage (I believe it's a box elder) has dropped its little seedy-things. The ones out front are very pretty, the leaves are still quite small and cute--like kittens!!
We also have a grapevine growing on the arbor in the backyard, and just in the last three days, the leaves have woken up, and look like bunny ears--perking up all over the top of the arbor. I've never had a grapevine before, and I know I should've pruned it, but--my bad!--I didn't....so there looks to be some dead vines out there, too. Also there is a decrepit bird nest near the corner post closet to the house--it was occupied last June when we moved in, but boy-oh-boy, it really looks in need of a home-improvement-loan right now!
Now . . . about those dogwood trees I'm seeing along our street--I simply MUST plant one of each: the white kind and the pink kind. Beside the fact that I love the people at our church and homeschool group and my quilting guild...the dogwoods and redbud trees alone would be enough reason to LOVE West Virginia.
So, when we finally get to move to our new (to us) house, I plan to get three dogwoods and a redbud or two. And I plan to learn to paint well enough that I can make some interesting work to turn into greeting cards and wall-art.
I didn't take this picture, but saw a similar vision yesterday. I think if Anne Shirley (from Anne of Green Gables fame) saw this area of the US she would be as thrillingly captivated as she ever was about the Great White Way on Prince Edward Island! I cansee her running up to me, flushed with excitement, "Oh, Mrs. Aitch, couldn't you just imagine entering Heaven through a lane like this? It fairly takes my breath away!"