Friday, April 24, 2009

Mowing time

This is a Cleveland Pear tree which is starting to blossom in our yard. It doesn't bear fruit, but has gorgeous blossoms in the spring. Soon it will be covered and is gorgeous for a week or two.
I think this tree is a Red leaves in summer, but these red "buds" in spring and red/orange leaves in the fall. These buds look so unusual and will become what we used to call "spinners" because they look and twirl like a helicopter blade as they spin to the ground. The spinners have a seed in each and hope to take root wherever they drop. We pull out a lot of little seedlings in the spring. They are so unique on the tree, but a mess on the ground.

And last but not least, this is a cute little violet growing in the grass...I love to see these in the Spring and usually mow over them before I realize they are there. This one, and another, I actually stopped and pulled the grass around them and let them be for now.
This is my nature post for today...haven't done any stitchery this week, but wanted to let everyone know that I am still here and enjoying these 80 degree temps for our weekend!


Linda said...

Love your blossoms on your tree. You must be way ahead of us. Have a great weekend. Linda

Lilly said...

Love the pictures. Spring is full of delightful little surprises. The mowing part is not one of my husbands favorite things. Really it is just the weed-eating that he hates.......Have a great spring day!

Steve said...

Nice pics! I miss the green grass, though ours is starting to come out of its dormancy!

Eileen said...

hey! Looks like here! :-)

My lilacs opened yesterday.. I cut some for a vase.. they are lovely!

One more day to cut the grass.. again. Then rain.

Tom H said...

Spring is great! Grass gets green again. Grass grows! Wife suggests that it be cut. you put it off. Wife nags you to cut the grass. You cut the grass. And the cycle starts again! I love spring.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Beautiful pictures Sandy of your Spring weather. It's already getting hot done here.
So glad your grandbaby is OK.
Keep Stitchen'

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Woops, I meant daughter not grandbaby. Grandbaby on my mind lately.
My daughter had the same procedure, she was in high school. She did fine, but I know what you are talking about.