Thursday, April 06, 2006

The coming of spring

Our cat Roger likes to watch the sun come up

and looks back at me with those dreamy eyes of his.

I stepped out on the deck to admire our goldfinches, who are acquiring their spring coats of brilliant yellow,

watched the rising sun illuminate the new flowers of a sugar maple

and then stepped out the front door to inspect the buds on our Japanese Cherry tree, which is about ready to burst into flower.

On my way home at night, I see that our neighborhood is growing more beautiful by the day.

This neighbor has planted a patch of phlox in his front yard,

and this one has a redbud tree in full bloom.

My little patch of phlox around our mailbox is in bloom,

and our cherry tree will explode into bright pastel within just a few weeks.


Wrkinprogress said...

I love the change of seasons here. You can actually TELL that something's happening by the colors and textures of the landscape. Looking forward to planting our own garden this year again! :D

Genevieve said...

Great photos. :) Hope you all have escaped the bad TN storms.