Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Photo of the Week

SIGNS OF SPRING

Surprisingly enough, I did find this one sign that spring is on its way. One little clump of crocus is enough to give me some hope that winter is on its way out, although not soon, and obviously not willingly.
Below are photos of my crepe myrtles which give me pleasure throughout the seasons. I first fell in love with the silky smooth trunks after they shed their bark for the winter. The flowers in spring and the fabulous fall colors of the leaves were a big bonus for me.


11 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Woo Hoo! You have green sprouting up! Isn't that the most welcome sight?
I love the trunks of those trees- looks like they have been sanded to a fine finish.
Great photos this week, Mary!

BumbleVee said...

ooooooh lucky you...now I'm a shade of pea green..... with envy!

Jacque Uetz said...

Wow Mary sure envy you with those sprouts!!I can't wait to get your feeling..
I love crepe myrtles I think one of my most fav, we had one in our front yard in TX, too bad they don't do well here.Boy yours are big..!! So many things I miss..Have you used your bark in any of your altered art?

Mike Fleming said...

Excellent photos. Isn't it great to see signs of Spring after a long hard winter

Mike Fleming said...

Mary my teleconverter mounts on my camera over the telephoto lens and magnifies the image an additioal 1.5 times greater than the telephoto lens.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Yep looks like spring is on its way in your neck of the woods too Mary. Thanks for your comments dear and no worries about not commenting.

Kerry said...

I envy you too for the green sprouts! They are lovely and love your tree too looks like the bark was peeled off and then dried.

Serena said...

WHOO HOO for signs of spring!

Those crepe myrtles have such beautifully smooth-looking trunks. Love the pics!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Spring has Sprung!
That is a great sign. Over here we are getting signs of Spring already too.

Sandy said...

When the crepe murtle flowers spring will be bursting out! Hope you show photos of the crocus, I don't have any around here.

I just noticed yesterday, hadn't been paying attention that on the side of the house where I rarely go the daffodils are blooming.

JudiA said...

I don't know how I missed your photo this week Mary -- woo hoo! only 3 more weeks until Spring, and the flowers are proving it! My daffodils are just beginning to bud too. Won't it be wonderful?