It was actually warm enough for me to get out and enjoy a brief ride up and down the street yesterday, though I certainly wouldn't say it was warm! I spent most of my hour out in the fresh air sitting in the garage, in the shelter from the cold lake breeze, but mostly in the sun.
One neighbour has a beautiful Serviceberry which is now in full bloom. Wonderful light lacy appearance to the flowers. Serviceberries are relatively unusual as ornamental shrubs, but this one looks great!
Some Spirea shrubs are coming into reddish yellow leaves and looking bright in the afternoon sun.
One house has an ornamental pear tree.
And my favourite of the neighbourhood spring flowers, the Dandelion. This patch is on one of only two spots left which have a good showing. On most other lawns the herbicides have wiped them out, but I was glad to see they were creeping back on a few of those spots.
Down at the end of the cul-de-sac this big yellow monster was sitting; only two more foundations to dig, though I haven't yet met the folks who have moved into the last three houses built last year.
The golf course out back is getting its annual spring mowing. They mow the fairways regularly of course, but 3 or 4 times a year they mow all the longer grass in between; this one is getting rid of the Dandelions.
I am picking up on two future topics for presentations, one perhaps on the Bruce Trail through the Valley (thanks Woody) and one on tree ID (thanks Kathy). Starting to plan which pictures I have and which ones I'd need, so the first will come next, the second one on trees will have to be a long term project.
Glad you could be out and about a bit. It is sunny here today but cold too.ReplyDelete
Always nice to get outside for some nice fresh air. :) Hope it warms up some for you.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear you were able to get out. Not to rub it in but we've had such lovely weather here and it's only getting better. I headed out this morning to get topsoil and potting soil and except for a couple of quick breaks in the house I was outside until my son got home from work.ReplyDelete
Hopefully this nice weather makes it way to you soon.
We sure had strange weather today with clear skies and sunshine for the morning then a cold breeze and clouds which were not in the forecast at all. Disappointing.ReplyDelete
It looks like we have some lovely weather right on our doorstep!ReplyDelete
I photographed some dandelions today -- to appear onstream in a few days. :)ReplyDelete
I'm glad you got for a bit yesterday. Up here the wind was pretty chilly when the sun wasn't out (most of the day!)ReplyDelete
Our service berry trees aren't blooming yet, just little tiny leaves so far. That one is beautiful!
spring is right on your doorstep and it looks so beautiful. nice to get out for fresh air i am sure, and a little "jaunt" down the street on your own!!ReplyDelete
Nice trees you shared. We have a Shogetsu flowering cherry tree we got 3 weeks ago. We lost a tree in the ice storm we had in Feb. Spring time in Oregon and lovely flowers including my lawn. I like being outdoors a bit daily. Being a wheelchair works too. At least you're still alive and smiling.ReplyDelete
So pleased you were able to get out and about.ReplyDelete
The photographs of the trees are lovely, beautiful colour blossom.
All the best Jan
The serviceberry is beautiful, that ornamental pear is a problem -- weak V-shaped crotches so they split under a heavy snow or ice load and they're an invasive exotic in old fields and heavily cut woodland.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great pictures and the good news about you being able to get out and about. Or, as they say in your part of the woods: "oot and aboot."ReplyDelete
Any day outside for you has to be an extra special day for you. Glad to see you were able to take a little tour of the neighborhood. For living a bit further north of us your trees seem to be coming into bloom earlier. Or maybe its just the types of trees you have in your area.ReplyDelete
Yay spring! I love the blossoms.ReplyDelete