We have had 3 or 4 actually warm days this spring, and one day nearly two weeks ago I did get out for a ride down Nelson St. West, one of my common rides. Now I've just realized that Blogger has uploaded my pictures in reverse order though, so I'm just going to live with that and we'll start half-way through the ride and work backwards!
This house I've always admired through the leaves is now up for sale, and this time of year is the best for getting a picture. It's one of those old farmhouse style homes that I've written about previously, but frame construction rather than red brick. Look at that tiny verandah and railing on the left of the upper story - classic Victorian architecture.
One of the homes I always take notice of has a front yard decorated with various bits and bobs. I like this plant at the foot of an old stump.
This spring she has added this bright pink ribbon to the fence,
and this pair of plasticized skates to her exterior decor.
You know how I like trees; they're one of the main things I can watch turn green every year (apart from watching the grass grow). But trees are all so different. This is a Silver Maple at the end of my street, its buds swelling and bud scales littering the road.
A Locust tree and a White Birch with its catkins.
And this is the Norway Maple in our own backyard; it's actually showing a little green before any other tree. I'll be bringing you lots more tree pictures as spring unfolds. And I hope to get outside over the next couple of days which are forecast to be much warmer than today (we actually have a few white flakes blowing around) so maybe I'll get some more photos.
It is a great tour. Leaves are showing signs of hope with those leafing developments.ReplyDelete
I too like the looks of the old Victorian architecture but I wouldn't want to have to deal with all the maintenance required on some of those places. Cold where we're at as well but how nice to see all the trees and shrubs beginning to leaf out. With warmer weather soon to be upon you and I we should see a veritable explosion of color in the coming days.ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots! We're due for temperatures more mild than today and the last couple, though the overnight will stay cool.ReplyDelete
Love that house!!! I like a garden with a bit whimsical details in it - makes it interesting and fun!ReplyDelete
High winds and snow here tonight. I hope your weather does improve. It usually bodes well for us a bit later!ReplyDelete
I like the house in the first picture. I don't know why in the world we didn't build this house in that style when we built 40 some years ago.ReplyDelete
In the second picture, the small plants growing around the stump, could that be molebane?
Beautiful looking house, but like any of those old places probably a maintenance nightmare.ReplyDelete
I have learned to upload my photos one at a time to get them in the order that I want.ReplyDelete
What a lovely old house. I wouldn't want the maintenance but it is beautiful.ReplyDelete
My trees are showing signs of life as well. Soon we'll have the green - if Mother Nature will tell Old Man Winter to go take a long nap.
It sure is nice to see that spring has made it to your neighborhood! I look forward to more pictures.ReplyDelete