Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One of my favorite blogs, The Gathering Nest wrote in her Tuesday entry, "I can't believe where the time goes, I haven't posted for over a week, bad girl!!!! I am finding it hard to get any fun stuff done, but I am sure that I am not alone."

Nope. You're not alone. I haven't been writing much during March and April. Been too busy with environmental awareness in the schools and in the community. I have such an Earth Day hangover! Where I live, things have just been growing and blooming like crazy! I take my camera almost everywhere and I've captured some shots I like ...

I don't know what these flowers are called. They were a gift from a gardener friend last year and they're blooming all over my yard. If you notice the dark spot in the center of the flower ... (look carefully) ... it's a bee. They're really quite spectacular and I actually sent a printed version of the photo to my gardener friend thanking him for giving me these wonderful blooms!

So, I was fooling around with the focus of my camera and the flowers versus the wine bottles and I shot a "happy accident" ...

... my dog, Buddy, reflected in the glass, soaking up the rays and sniffing the wind.  :o)

And, let me not forget the tabebuia. The unusually long and cold winter we experienced seems to have had a remarkable effect on anything that blooms, especially these! For the past few weeks, they have colored the landscape and garnered much attention. They are simply spectacular!

Mother Nature's creativity has clearly run amok, but OH! What a joy it is for all the rest of us! Happy Spring!