Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Joy of Spring

Spring seems to have sprung in North Texas. Everywhere you look lawns are filled with large clumps of vibrant green clover. I know clover is not everyone’s favorite lawn item- but I love it. In my minds eye, it’s as if green clouds are stuck to yards all over the place.

There is just something about it that makes you want to put off cutting the grass. Whenever I see an unusually large lump of it I want to take my shoes off and go walking through it. Nothing is as welcoming in spring as the ability to once again head outside barefoot with your toes on fluffy green grass and soft cool mud.

Who could forget about the blossoms! I have redbud trees in my front yard and I really do enjoy it when they are in bloom. Last year, I had my trees trimmed a little late in the year. The guy who did them didn’t think so; however, he was wrong because they never bloomed! I was so disappointed! The one good thing is that this year they seem to be extra bright. I don’t know if it is because I did not get to see them last year of if they have just been saving it all up; whatever the reason, I am really enjoying it.

Of course then there are the birds. Who could forget about them? After I mowed my backyard on Friday a Robin came down and seemed to collecting something from the newly cut grass. I have a very strong ‘itch’ to get a bird bath and feeder; however, I already spend too much money on animals! O well… just part of the season I guess.

Speaking of ‘itching’, has anyone had the garden ‘itch?’ I sure have! The Farmer's Almanac predicts one more ‘cold’ sweep before spring starts so I am desperately waiting before I spend money and have a small plot of dead nothings. Of course that is probably what will happen anyway!

O well… I hope you are enjoying opening your doors, windows, and turning on your ceiling fans. I hope you are enjoying walking through the lawn and garden section at Lowes or Wal-Mart and spending money you probably shouldn’t!

The Trees In Bloom


Backyard Bloomers




13 comments:

JulieK said...

Oh thank you for talking about the red bud trees and showing pics. My madison has been driving me nuts to find out what the name of the purple trees they. On our way to lufkin over spring break she was sooo amazed at the colors and started counting and kept counting till she lost track (over 200 trees) then we got home and she found some here. Spring is wonderful. And I to can't wait to get the flowers planted :)

Gene Holley, Jr. said...

It is my favorite time of year and I am enjoying seeing all the different color in this part of the country. There are some really different looking blooms! Your house is looking quite bright and cheerful. Looks great.

Karla said...

After reading your post I want to take my shoes off and walk through the grass! The trees are beautiful in your yard. My mother loved those kinds of trees!

Linda Elms said...

The newness of spring is what I enjoy. Everything starts waking up from its cold, winter nap.

bouellette said...

I love the picture of your house. I just love it when those trees bloom. I always told your Dad I would love one of those kind of trees. Now I get to look at yours.

Misty said...

I love the "weeds" also Joseph. I like the purple flowers "weeds" that have sprung up. It makes the yard look inviting and fluffy. I told someone they were pretty and they were laughing at me because they are weeds. Beautiful pics of your trees!

Joliet said...

You had to bring up barefoot and TOES didn't you ? Just playing love your trees , and love you

Keith and Carla said...

I love the redbud trees - there are quite a few in East Texas. I never could figure out why they are called redbuds, when they are purple in color?

Joseph James said...

Thanks everyone... I had intended to get out in the yard and do some work today but... you know how that goes!

JulieK said...

You have been shazaamed!!! go to http://shahanshazaam.blogspot.com/

Gene Holley, Jr. said...

You better be careful, you are headed toward a "rest".

Joseph James said...

lol- my service has been off and on. Seems spring in North Texas has really sprung... all the winds and rain have been really messing with the tower I use for my service.

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