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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Weekends Snapshot and Nature Notes - Blue Skies at Last


For me the big news in terms of both nature notes and weekend snapshot has been that we finally had a sunny weekend, complete with a bright blue sky.
I'm glad we've had a wet spring and hopefully I'll never take rain for granted again after the drought I talked about at length on my blog. But I was oh so ready for a pretty weekend.
Now that we have the sun to work its magic after the rains, everything is coming to life. There are so many new plants, buds, and flowers that I could end up with a very long post if I tried to cover them.
The first two shots were taken at home. The shot above and below were taken during my Saturday walk on a nearby trail.
The main aspect of my natural world I'm featuring with this combo weekend snapshot and nature notes post is the blue sky. I haven't doctored any of these photos. What I saw is what you get. The shot below is from my Sunday walk at the NC Art Museum's park.To find other participants in one or both of these theme posts, please visit Nature Notes, and/or Weekend Snapshot.

35 comments:

Yen said...

Such beautiful photos! Happy Spring:)

Juliana RW said...

lovely place to spend for weekend.

My WS entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

FickleMinded said...

what a beautiful warmer sight to behold!!

go NC Tarheels!!! :)

juliana said...

beautiful shots, gorgeous blue sky! that tree in bloom looks fantastic

after more than a week we got some sunshine today, too :)

Leora said...

I see so much blue and green! What a pleasure. And the tree blossoms are fabulous, too. (magnolias? cherries? great whites 'n pinks)

Leora said...

Oh, white dogwoods. I guessed wrong. The Japanese maple I could have predicted.

I remember learning last year that the cherries blossom before the dogwoods. In our area, the dogwoods aren't yet in blossom, but I think I saw a blossomed cherry tree yesterday.

julie said...

What a lovely blue sky! That is a perfect weather to be outdoors and enjoy the sun and the breeze :)

Have a great week,Carver!

Jan said...

Wonderful post and photos, Carver. I really never think about drought in your neck of the woods. We're so use to it here in CA, I think it's just us.

Mirage said...

The third photo looks so magical!

Theresa said...

Yes love the spring flowers and colors. We are having a beautiful spring weekend here too, and I just commented to my hubby how nice it is to see colors again.

Great shots.

SandyCarlson said...

These are lovely. There is so much great color there. I can't wait to see what is in bloom when my daughter and I get down on Sunday or Monday!

napaboaniya said...

Good to hear you're on your walking trips again. Those trees blooming with flowers are pretty :)

Hazel said...

Your photos are always a delight to see. I can't decide which is my favorite, but that shot with a biker in it reminds me of something beautiful I saw many years ago. Have a nice week.

Dora said...

The trees and flowers in the 2nd pics look so colourful!

Happy WS!

Dee said...

Wow! Gorgeous blue skies! We had beautiful weather, too, today. Scott and I worked on my mosaic, finally!

Have a wonderful week!

Ebie said...

There is always sunshine after the rain. What blue skies you have and beautiful blossoms.

Stev&EMZ said...

wow you got a very nice weekend Carver. Everything in your place is so colorful already! our is just starting too, the trees are still bare, and only a couple of flowers bloom, not really flowers.. Weeds! hehehe..
by the way great shot!

Lynn said...

It seems to be a pretty good weekend alright. I love your second picture. It's so refreshing to the eyes.

SabineM said...

Gorgeous tree.. all the photos are beautiful.. Looks like you had a beautiful weekend!

Indrani said...

When the sky is so clear I just can't shut myself in. Thanks for this virtual tour.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's nice that you took advantage of the sunny weather to enjoy the outdoors.

Enchie said...

It looks so peaceful. I love places like these. And it is a good way to spend the weekend at something peaceful and relaxing.

SASSY MOM said...

Wonderful images of Spring. Love your shots! Have a blessed week!

EastCoastLife said...

Yes, I see the colourful flowers blossoming in Spring!

Arlene said...

Great set of spring photos, Carver!

Great week ahead!

Daryl said...

Ah,its raining here .. I wished I had some sunshine and then I popped in here and there it is ... thanks for the sunshine fix!

ramblingwoods.com said...

This really was the perfect spring post and the sky is so blue. We too had one sunny say and are now under a winter weather watch..sigh.. But this post put a smile on my fact today. Thank you for participating in Nature Notes Carver.. Michelle

Dr.John said...

Even though our skies haven't caught up I appreciated seeing yours.

Jeannette St.G. said...

I love trees with blossoms. Thanks for sharing spring! Wandered over brom another blog, and am glad I did!

stan said...

the weather's been erratic here lately. YOurs look enviable.

MyMaracas said...

Wow, what a glorious spring day! I'm glad you're finally getting some sunshine. Your shots from home remind me of my old neighborhood, with all its lovely plantings and trees. Thanks for sharing it!

Marites said...

oh so beautiful pictures! Would love to spend time on that place. Are those dogwood trees?

Brenda Heisler said...

Love the photos of flowers and trees. I need spring here in Michigan. We still have snow.

Very nice site. I'm following it now. Thanks for doing such a nice job.

Lori said...

What beautiful shots!!!

Cloudia said...

Glorious Spring, Carver!
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