Saturday, April 18, 2009

Snowy Pics, and A Bit of Spring!

This was the early morning of April 7th at my house in SW NC! It felt really strange for this Florida girl to brush snow off my car handle before I could open the door...

The hearty rhododendron shrubs are covered! Didn't hurt the buds, a bit, thankfully! (Yesterday I took advantage of the sunshine and did a little trimming around the yard. I sacrificed a few buds, but those branches no longer impede the stairway!)

All white and gray... the sky really was that color!

You can barely see the cherry blossoms beneath the snow! It snowed off and on all day.

Yesterday, I was out running some errands and had to capture this highway median. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's an array of bright yellow, green, red, orange, and purple! So beautiful!

Here's another pretty median along the same road. You can tell the buds aren't fully open yet... I'll bet in another week or two, those trees will be nice and full, and colorful. I loved having a blue sky and sunshine yesterday!

I stopped at the bank and these greeted me at the front door. The staff probably thought I was a little coo-coo when, after bidding them good-day, I paused outside to capture this... I couldn't resist, though; they scream Spring and sing Oh, Happy Day!!!

It's another beautiful day, today. I think I'll make time for a little more yard work. I love getting out in the yard!

This evening, Candy and I are going to head to The Taste of Blue Ridge in downtown Blue Ridge, GA, where there will be local restaurants providing food, a wine tasting, a silent auction, and music. The event will benefit the Humane Society.

Meanwhile, the guys (who are not interested in mingling with the Taste crowd) are going to hang back and grill steaks for themselves... who knows what else.

Happy, Sunny Saturday to you!


The Farmer's Wife said...

Couldn't you just hug the tulips?
My daughter kisses them. And, honestly, the thought has crossed my mind a few times....

Gosh, I wish I could go to "Taste" with you! Sounds like a really fun evening, and best spent without a lot of man foot-shuffling and sighing...

Those are some glorious pictures.

theArthurClan said...

Your new spot is just absolutely beautiful Pam. Lovely!

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