Monday, April 2, 2012


I simply LOVE springtime!! We are outside pretty much all day every day during this beautiful weather. 
The mature lilac was one of the main reasons I wanted this property when we were looking 13 years ago. It's still one of the things I love most and look forward to each spring. I can remember laying under my mother's pride and joy lilac and reading, my senses just bathed in the scent. 
Dandelions are edible. A good choice for infant introduction to flowers.

 This forsythia started as a twig from my grandmother's garden. Her forsythia hedge was ripped out by the city in a street-widening project years ago, and last year her house was sold and she moved into an assisted living facility. This forsythia is a wonderful reminder of my childhood as well.
These are true pear trees, not decorative. We get some wonderful fruit from these, along with the apple, peach, cherry, apricot, and plum trees. Some of the better planting decisions I made the first year we owned this property. I appreciated that this volunteer cedar tree chose to grow directly in the middle of the two, when viewed from the house.

The only things prettier than the flowers at spring time, are these adorable students of mine.

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