3/31/10

Spring!

Spring has finally sprung, outside my bedroom window ...

and inside the kitchen window!

It is now official, in case you had any doubts ... this has been the longest, coldest winter in Tampa since 1969 – just shy of the record set in 1958.

Other signs of spring in my neighborhood ...
--the crows are building a nest again in the very top of my neighbor's pine tree. I love hearing their raucous caws when they all chime in together. They are quite entertaining and funny.
--the flocks of huge robins on the lawn and in the trees, that miraculously appear and then disappear just as quickly
--the brown thrashers, large rusty-brown birds with spotted chests, racing around on the ground, presumably looking for worms. We see only a few of these for a week or so, and then they are gone. (Not sure which is better – the sight of the bird crouching and running about, or its name.)
--and of course, the beautiful redbud and plum trees now flowering around town, along with the mounds of azaleas covered with blooms of all colors.


At top, two azalea trees outside my bedroom window.
Bottom, a broken branch of Loropetalum chinensis (Chinese fringe flower) gets a second life.

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7 comments:

alice said...

What a gorgeous view you have... enjoy those pretty blossoms while they last!!!

Marisa said...

Wow, this is so divine you are so lucky to have this outside your window!

little augury said...

thank is a gorgeous view, I love the Chinese fringe flower. I am forcing some quince right now. pgt

La Petite Gallery said...

Nothing is blooming here in Midcoast maine ..
My Daughter bought me a tall vase like that I will forse some branche's tomorrow.


yvonne

Penelope Bianchi said...

Love the way you framed that view of the azalea with those gorgeous curtains! WOW!!!!!

Penelope

pve design said...

Your view of Spring is glorious. All that pink!!!
Wow.
pve

Punctuation Mark said...

very pretty images you've taken... have a lovely week!