This is a closeup of the blossoms that are right outside the window.
Keeping it real .... this shot, right below the tree, is the mess from replacing the leach lines to the septic tank. That was done right before our first big snow and it has involved a lot of work cleaning up where the ivy vines were dug up and the rock wall and brick steps from the lower part of the yard were "disturbed". It is a work in progress.
This is the tree round the corner on the east side of the house. I took these photos from inside the house looking out my bedroom window. While the crab apple tree buds took almost a week to all open; the buds this tree seemed open all at once overnight.
Two close up shots of the tree
I have no idea what this tree is; it has small red berries in the fall and the birds love both trees.
The dog wood trees are also blooming but no photos today.
This is a bush on the west side of the house and below that the photo shows the giant Lily of the Valley plants that are blooming next to the bush. This bush was more orange when the leaves first opened and now it is gold but starting to turn green. It will be green all summer and turn orange again in the fall. Of course, we don't know what it is.
This is the Hosta border around the flower bed where the Lily of the Valley is planted. The hostas all need to be divided. We could probably plant them around the whole yard and have some left over.
The sedum is doing well too in several locations. There are grape hyacinths and Brunnera and creeping phlox and some other things coming up too. Violets are everywhere and the vinca ground cover is growing in the wooded area.
I have been pulling weeds and raking up debris around the yard but I have had sometime for sewing.
I also made some log cabin hexie hot pads and I will save those for another day when I finish them.