I took this image of our, blooming back yard, yesterday afternoon. Kindly enlarge to see the Daffodils is their glory. Interestinly enoigh, the Flowering Crab’s Red Flowers started to open after this shot was taken. I’ll load them later.
©Dan O. De Ment
Posted in Canon, Canon Power Shot, Photography
Tagged Art, Creeping Phlox Flower Garden, Flower Gardens, Flower Photography, Flowering Crab Trees, Flowers, Home Sweet Home, Nature, Photography, Spring Flowers, Wild Flowers
When you find yourself closed in during the winter months Spring is foremost on your mind. The flowers in bloom, the new life, people having the ability to walk or ride in shirt sleeves and shorts, and, we move the clocks forward. (Spring ahead and Fall back.) “Daylight Savings Time,” begins in th U.S. March 12th.
All the outdoor jobs need to be started, ie; scraping and painting the deck, replacing or painting windows on the home or garage, replacing trim on the garage, raking the yard to allow the new grass room to grow, caulking here and there around the house and garage, and cleaning out the garden for new growth. (to mention a few.)
Everything feels different in the Spring, doesn’t it? The birds are singing their Spring songs, the air smells fresh and clean, at first – then the locust trees blossom with a fragrance that some love and others hate. Then, in the Central U.S., the honeysuckle blossoms with another powerful fragrance. (allergy sufferers beware!) Meanwhile, many floral species have already bloomed and we’re enjoying their beauty. Downpours happen regularly to help everything grow to its full potential, while we hope the rains don’t plug our gutters with falling tree buds. (I finally got smart and bought a utlilty pump that sets down, halfway, in my deck, and pumps out the water through a garden hose so the eight inch deep area under the deck doesn’t overflow and allow water to find its way into our kitchen.
So, get ready, be prepared, and enjoy it. Don’t forget to have your allergy medicine close at hand. Oh yes, one more thing, why does March always feel like it lasts forever?
Dan O. De Ment
Posted in City Living and Nature in Harmony, For Your Information, Insects, Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged Cycling, Flowers, Nature, Nature Photography, Nature Wildlife, Nature's Beauty, Parks, Photography, Running, Scene, Spring, Spring Flowers
Well, the backyard is beginning to look like Spring has sprung. If we could get the utility people to paint the power pole we’d really be on to something. Some bad news, the temperarure dropped to 26 degrees last night – we did have the flowers coverd!
Dan O. De Ment