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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 28

Spring is definitely springing forth where I live. My first shot is 4 separate flower shots that I put together. I have a lot of different varieties of narcissus and daffodils which I enjoy. The rest of this post will take you on a neighborhood walk with me. The forsythia hedge below is in full bloom. I consider forsythia to be one of the pleasures of early spring. Several of my neighbors have forsythia hedges.
The next shot is of a house near where I live which has a pool behind the white fence. My city has been in such a bad drought that filling of pools drained for repair or of new pools is prohibited. I assume that applies to backyard pools drained in the winter. There is also a restriction against using public water for irrigation. We have recently had some rain which has helped, but certainly not enough to restore grassy lawns. Also, most of the lawns are still brown from the winter.I asked Bill how he thought the people have managed to maintain that green grass shown in the shot above. He said, they are probably watering with the old pool water. I'm never sure if Bill is teasing me or not. I still don't get how that type of grass is so lush at the end of the winter and I even touched it to make sure it wasn't fake.I like the landscaping the people who live in the house above have done. I watched their garden evolve during years of neighborhood walks. They have eliminated all of their grass (except for the monkey grass) in favor of drought resistant perennials.
The riot of color from these trees which are growing together, in a jumble across two yards, makes me laugh. Riotous color in nature is fun for me.
For the last shot I'm back at my house and I just missed getting a shot of a nuthatch on top of the St. Francis which I kept from my parent's house. After being afraid my energy would fail me, I have managed to walk between 2 and 3 miles a day (except yesterday which was close to 4 miles) for the past 6 days in a row (7 if I walk today). Some days I walked slowly and took lots of photographs but I have also had some pretty steady walks without stops. Woooohoooo !

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29 comments:

Napaboaniya said...

Carver your sight always make me cheerful with all those beautiful flowers and gardens :)
How I wish I've got a garden as well, but I'm pretty sure I'll be growing weeds instead *blush*

eastcoastlife said...

That was a lovely walk through your neighbourhood. Such a beautiful place where you live! Can I come and stay with you for a couple of weeks? hehe....

Me & my puppies said...

Spring ~ bring it on! I am so ready. Beautiful shots.

Emmyrose said...

Beautiful photos. I love spring.
Have a great week ahead!

SandyCarlson said...

What luscious gardens. Gorgeous day, eh, Carver?!

the teach said...

Carver, such a beautiful display of Spring! Thank you! I haver a forsythia bush which hasn't flowered yet...:D

Lilli & Nevada said...

Carver that was a beautiful walk you took me on, i love the colors of spring it is so refreshing. Have a good week

liza said...

You live in a beautiful place, the flowers are so lovely. Happy ws.

Lalaine said...

Thanks for taking us for a walk in your neighborhood. You have a lovely neighborhood. So, it's spring time there. Haven't experienced spring yet but with your photos, I'm sure it's a beautiful season.

Mitch said...

Lovely colors!

jmb said...

Good for you Carver. Keep it up. Lovely shots as usual.

vera said...

hello!

lets get started! spring come on out! lovely place!

happy ws!

Heart of Rachel said...

I love your photos. Those flowers are beautiful! It's morning here and you just inspired me to take a walk around the village.

I love the burst of colors of those trees.

Thanks for sharing these great shots.

snippets said...

your shots during your walks are always fascinating! :)

Inland Empire Girl said...

I just love yellow in the spring. It reminds me of rebirth of another season!

sasha said...

I love the forsythia hedges, Carver! Lovely photos!

Sasha says...
Utopia

Sharon said...

Spring is in the air! The forsythia and blooming trees are so great! :)

tigerfish said...

I'm missing Spring back in California! :( ...

jam said...

Your place is indeed a beautiful one with all the colorful flowers and trees.

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flipland said...

thanks for the photo walk. nothing like the beginning of spring to reinvogorated and see nature sprout up again. mine's up at http://flipix.blogspot.com.

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Bengbeng said...

u never disappoint me. such beautiful snapshots..u r practically surrounded by beauty..i wonder whether u get immune to it all...the beauty all around u

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I love all your photos... what a beautiful walk through the gardens. I love forsythia. I used to take those twigs before they bloomed and put them in vases all over the house and they bloomed indoors beautifully for the Easter... it was fantastic!!!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot.

tanabata said...

Lovely photos. It's so nice to see the flowers and trees starting to bloom.

poor man's nicole richie said...

spring brings a lot of hope for everyone.
narcissus and daffodils are very pretty flowers. thanks for making me realize.

Morning Sniffles

carolinespicturepages.com said...

What a lovely stroll through the neighbor hood. Love the daffodils.

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

seems like you are enjoying your daily walks, plus the fact that you can take beautiful photos...i hope i had the luxury of doing that

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for vising my WS.