Saturday, February 21, 2009

Photo Challenge - Signs of Spring

Chinese Willow treeThe leaves are starting to peek out on the Chinese Willow in our back yard. We do a whole lot of sittin' under this tree when the weather is warm. You may have to click to enlarge the photo to see.

Blooming Pear treeWe planted this Blooming Pear tree in the front yard late last Spring to replace my beloved Mimosa that died from a lightening strike. I'm watching closely for the first bloom from this little lady.
Hipped rows in a fieldHipped rows in the field on the south side of our house. Seeing tractors in the field is a sure sign of Spring in these parts.

DaffodilsThese early daffodils were growing in a yard in Lexa so I got a quick shot of them (I didn't want want the folks living there to come to the door with a shotgun). They must be one of the earlier varieties because mine don't even have a bud showing yet; just the green blades. Last year my early daffodils first started blooming the last week in February then Mother Nature dumped 7 inches of snow on them the first week in March.

It's that time again; time to put out the results of our efforts for the new photo challenge. Joy over at Shuttershy was kind to be our topic hostess for this round. Thank you Joy!

The signs were subtle around here so I had to get up close to see most of them, but over the next couple of weeks I expect Spring will start popping out all over here in the Mississippi River Delta.
I have noticed a few of the Tulip Trees (pink magnolias) have been trying to open a few blooms, and some of the Spring shrubs are beginning to flower.

Y'all be sure to go over to the Brenda Photo Challenge blog and click on the names in the comments to see all of the other challenge photos. I love seeing everyone's take on these challenges!

15 comments:

Sally said...

Well done, Ms. Brenda! :)

Donna said...

Am I First to say Good Morning Sunshine???LOL....just getting ready to leave and thought I'd sneek a peek!!
These are Truly Signs of Spring!! I can almost smell the fresh dirt of the field photo!! You done Good Miz Brenda!!! Have a Peaceful day!!!hughugs

Donna said...

...Hahahahahaha....Sally Girl! You up having coffee toooo??? Morning Sweetie!!!hughugs

joan said...

Hi Brenda,

Great job! I know you are like me and can't wait for the warmer weather to get here. There are no flowers growing here yet, not a one. I need to see some new buds growing.........Love all of your photos!

Cindra said...

Brenda, you know if the signs are subtle where you live, they are not even a whisper up here. I can't wait to see your pear tree in full bloom! You will have to share. And your big tree will sprouting in no time. So jealous.. I was supposed to wake up to two inches of snow, but no sign of it yet.

Butterfly Gardener said...

Love all your signs of spring. I've seen several tulip trees blooming, but we had a good frost yesterday and expecting more this weekend. I don't know if all the blooms will we able to withstand the cold.

Maria said...

Thank you Brenda, I hope we will have spring soon, I would be soooo happy to see something like the tiny bud like the one you posted! :(((((

jazzi said...

Wow, time for a Photo Challenge already! Nice job! I'm ready for some signs of spring!

Jeanne said...

Oh you lucky! Daffodils already. Our ground is still buried in snow.

Donna said...

I see LIFE in that blooming pear tree! That's my favorite shot! We should have our daffies blooming this next week too. Bring it ON!

Karen M said...

Most excellent! That pear tree shot is great!!

LauraBelle said...

I'll have some of that pear jam you'll be canning if you don't mind! *grinz* Good job on your finds of Spring! It is from YOUR tip that I learned how to take the pictures of my flowers I posted - many thanks for sharing!

antigoni said...

Beautiful photos! The last one has beautiful and live colours.

Just Joni said...

Love the pictures...it's nice to see what little treasures await the promise of spring...good luck with that pear tree!

Louise said...

There are not many bulbs here, and I haven't seen hints of any. I did see a flowering tree today, though. Couldn't believe my eyes!