Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I looked out the window and what did I see?

Popcorn popping on the fruitless pear trees!

Here's a closer look. These trees are what we see when we look out the back windows of our house. I am so grateful for their cheery blossoms, and for the original owners of our house, who planted them.

Do you know something else I am grateful for? My sister came and planted our front planter, which had been overgrown with out-of-control ivy topiaries. She helped me choose the plants, bought them on sale for us at her nursery, and then went knee deep in freezing mud in January to plant it all. Here are some of the pansies that are absolutely thriving from all of the rain we have had lately. Only a sister would do something like that! Thanks, Jeanette!!

9 comments:

Jenni said...

Want to know something funny. I was trying to figure out who's back yard this was...I never expected it to be in California. We have these "Bradford Pears" all over our neighborhood/area. They are very popular here. As a matter of fact we have 4 "popping" in our front yard too.

Cindy said...

I love spring. I'm so happy for you. Actually I am so jealous I could almost cry. If I didn't love Colorado so much, I'd be making moving plans because we don't have a single sign of spring yet.

Our Family said...

Funny, Jenni, because I wouldn't expect blooming trees like that in Texas! Cindy, at least you won't have to worry about only watering your lawn two times a week in Colorado. Our early spring is probably due to the lack of rain we had up until recently. We are in Stage 3 water alert, which means no running hoses, no watering except two days a week, etc, etc. They are even suggesting we replace our lawns with ground cover! So enjoy your late spring and your water. : )

heather said...

Now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head all day! I LOVE when the blossoms start showing up. We have some plum trees in our yard that look gorgeous right now. And how sweet of Jeanette to come plant flowers for you. My mom always has to come over and help me with that kind of thing; I've never had a green thumb but I sure enjoy the rewards of one!

Hooray springtime! This inspires me to take a neighborhood walk and photograph all the beautiful little blooms sprouting out everywhere.

Jessica Kay said...

your sister can come to my house and help me in my front yard =) glad to hear someone is getting some spring! Our trees look like that too except they are covered in snow.

Amy Beatty said...

Looks as though spring has come early. You are so lucky!

Jeanette said...

Your welcome! Those flowers look very happy. I'm so glad. It's nice to know that the frostbite on my toes was worth it! :)

nevadanista said...

Oh wow - I didn't realize stuff was blooming over there already. But it is March I guess. Yay for you :)

liz said...

That IS what your wonderful sister would do. I'll tuck that great idea in my mind for a chance that may come in the future for one of my sisters! I can't WAIT for those blossoms to arrive here in the colder places.