Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gum ball

Gum ball: the non-edible kind.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


What happens when you stay on the tree too long.


Leaves still hanging on.

Tree Trunks in the Rain

Could be crepe myrtles.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Forsythia in the front yard. It would benefit from a good hard pruning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Washed-out Leaf

I saw a glimpse of white from across the yard. I thought it was piece of plastic, one of those horrible shopping bags, caught on a downed branch. When I went to pick it up for the trash I saw this leaf. I was not able to capture the translucency of the leaf.

Hydrangeas not deadheaded

I let them go too long. If you look closely you can see where new buds are coming out. Those green buds will sprout the flowers for this year. I can't fix the problem but I can still cut off the dead blooms to just above the new buds.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

A close up

Cherry Blossoms

Between one day and the next the cherry blossoms popped.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Snow on the playset steps.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trees at Night

I love the sky that I see around my house. At night I love the look of the trees against the sky. Actually I also like the sunlight coming through those same trees. There is a clear area just around the house and then the circle of trees. Some nights the moon is so bright that it leaves light paths on my floors.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Every snow twig underlined

There is something about branches heaped with snow. This set of branches in particular kept pulling my eyes back. It was as if the snow was the branches and the twigs were an added underlining. As if someone had painstakingly used a Sharpie to trace the underneath of each branchlet.

Snow in the Morning

Snow on the flower pot the next morning

Snow at Night

Snow at night on the flower pot

Snow on the Charcoal Grill

The S shapes are the handles for adjusting the grill height

Snow and Ice on the Branch

I love the angle with the curve in the background