One of the few roses that have bloomed in our front yard.
Spring has sprung in the Houston area! Mother Nature suddenly flipped her switch, and flowers, plants, and trees are starting to bloom. There’s finally a warm, fuzzy feeling outdoors.
White blossoms are growing on David, our Bradford pear tree.
Where David, our backyard Bradford pear tree, was completely bare, shedding all its leaves for the first time in its 13-year existence, tiny white flowers are growing.
White blossoms with buds where more will burst forth
Leaves finally are appearing, which means that David won’t be mostly bald for much longer.
Sidebar: Extra points to those of you who know why we named the Bradford pear “David.” Hint: It’s from a popular TV show.
Reddish blossoms adorn one of our backyard bushes.
Color is returning to our backyard after our long, unseasonably cold winter. Can anything pick up your spirits quite like the new growth of spring? My attitude, which needed serious adjusting after grumping through the winter, finally is starting to become optimistic and almost Disney World-like. The thought of being able to wear sandals again makes me almost giddy!
Sidebar: My #1 son wears sandals all year ’round, only shedding them for sneakers when he works at the public library. He claims that he’s never cold, and he didn’t mind our frosty winter. But he’s definitely in the minority in my house!
A rose bud in our front yard
We had wondered what effect January’s freeze would have on our precious front landscaping. At least our roses are starting to bloom, which gives me hope for the rest of the plants.
Yes, spring has sprung . . . and I am one happy camper!