Captured A Bit Of Spring 2017

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  1. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
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    on my walk today..it's lovely although it wreaks havoc on my allergies I'd continue to suffer rather than not see them each year;)

    I'm sure missing the Magnolias of the South?? Hint, hint?? :) Com'on @Yvonne Smith, @Babs Hunt, @Ina I. Wonder or anyone else with some gorgeous nature around them;)

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    Those are beautiful pictures, and beautiful flowers as well, @Denise Happyfeet ! We don't have any magnolias blossoming here as of yet; but maybe further south, where Babs and Ina are at they might be in bloom already.
    The pink tulip tree, which is a kind of magnolia has already bloomed though, and it will probably not be too much longer before the big magnolias bloom. We do not have any; but I love seeing and smelling them when they bloom.
     
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    If you get any shots, I would love to see them Yvonne! I think that tree is either apple-blossom or cherry?? Someone might know. I thought it was oriental plum at first but there is one of those down further on the street;)
     
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    It is hard to tell from the picture, but it looks more like cherry than apple to me, Denise. Apple blossoms are white, and cherry blossoms are light pink, plum is usually a darker pink. The bark looks more like cherry bark, too.
    I haven't been out taking any pictures of the trees in bloom; but when the magnolias come in bloom, I will try to get some pictures for you. I know that @Von Jones loves magnolias, too, and maybe she will have some pictures she can share.
     
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    These are kind of pinkie @Yvonne Smith so I think Cherry;) Also, I used to have a Plum and the blossoms grow more off the main branches(best I can describe it) ;) I used to wait for that to bloom and it seemed so "short-lived" but truly gorgeous;)

    This is from Pinterest and my tree looked like this, but much lighter pink;)

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    Great pictures !
    Aren't the blossoms truly a beautiful sight ..................
     
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    I have some cherry blossom trees right outside of my house on the verge...they're starting to die off now though... very pretty they are @Denise Happyfeet


    I know @Patsy Faye wanted especially to see these pictures so here they are :D


    This week I bought some plastic planters to hang on one of the fences in my back garden...I bought some plants this morning (violas , pansies and some other spring flowers) and potted them into the planters...I think they look very pretty...so I'll buy some more of those hanging planters I think.

    I also trimmed back the shrubs and hedges, and the Ivy which I have growing all around my brick shed...

    These photos were taken about 1/2 an hour ago.. it's really beginning to look like spring..

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    It sure is ! Makes such a difference to your space and I love the little post box for the birdies
    The feeders - the birdies ....................such joy to behold
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    Thanks @Patsy Faye , my garden is quite large so there's all different areas with different plants, mature trees and shrubs...

    I'll post more pictures when the spring is in full bloom... :D
     
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    Beautiful pictures, @Denise Happyfeet and @Holly Saunders .
    The blossoms on my cherry tree are white. This is from last year. They are just beginning to open this year.

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    They must come in more than one color.

    My dogwood blooms are white.

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    They're absolutely beautiful @Shirley Martin ..our cherry trees were deep pink but they've gone all brown now..
     
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    Thanks, @Holly Saunders . I think the ones in Washington, DC are pink, too.
     
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    Oh wow, love these Holly!! And that blue door, so perfect!!
     
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    I got behind, then confused, LOL!! Wanted to make sure I commented on these gorgeous, Dogwoods, Wowee Wow!! Thanks all of you and looking forward to more pic;)
     
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    Wonderful pictures....
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    Gorgeous Maryt - :)
     
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