I'm sharing mostly photos of our cherry tree today...
...because before long, the blossoms will be but a memory.
The yard is carpeted, as it is every year, with pink cherry blossoms.
Just a couple of days ago there wasn't a single blossom on the ground.
What a difference a day or two makes.
My beautiful vintage Mary garden statuary stands under the cherry tree, watching over our small backyard and all the creatures who visit; in this instance, the Sammy who is up on the deck and the male hummingbird on the feeder.
Some ground cover that we planted last year has come to life.
Spring is such a beautiful time of year.
Here's Sammy visiting the bird bath.
From the street leading up to our house, you can see the flowering cherry tree spreading out over the stockade fence.
The oak trees always take a bit longer to leaf out.
You can easily spot the cherry tree from the DR window when it's in bloom.
The pink is more striking than it shows in these photos.
This past winter, I wasn't sure if we'd ever see green again.
(photo altered using watercolor filter)
Welcome, beautiful Spring!