Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pretty pictures

By Kathleen

While Caroline heals her craft-inflicted wounds (what some people won't do for blog fodder!) I'd like to distract and soothe by presenting some more pleasing sites. (Unless you're more of a George Romero horror flick kinda person in which case you can go back and look at Caroline's photo again.)

Spring has sprung down in our holler in the Shenandoah Valley...












While downtown it's been Spring for a couple of weeks...

The valley is stunning at this time of year... the Bradford pears come first with their oval shapes of white, followed immediately by the pale pink cherry trees. Hot on their heels come the fuchsia colored redbuds and the dogwoods (both pink and white). And everywhere is the bright yellow of the forsythia, and the multi colored riot that are the tulips and daffodils. Soon we'll have wide white petaled magnolias and the yellow and orange lilies.



It's Spring on my office window too...



I found this mostly withered up plant in a pot to the side of the driveway at the last house we lived in. I nurtured it back to life, but it wasn't until last year that I saw a bloom group. One. This year... two simultaneously! And what's that around the back?... another bud!
I had to image search the Internet to identify it as I'd never seen anything like it before. This is a Hoya Carnosa. It's a tropical vining plant, also known as the Porcelain flower or wax plant. So cool!


And finally, it's Spring on my feets!...
Charlene Schurch's Baby Rib in Handmaiden Casbah, and
Cookie A's Monkey in Claudia Handpaint, Ocean Depths Because what says Spring better than hand knit wool socks?

2 comments:

Mom said...

So true, the valley magnificent in the spring. I'm so glad I got a chance to see it this year.

Caroline said...

Pretty colors on your feet to match the pretty colors coming out all around you. I've got to visit you in the spring sometime.