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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nature Notes and Our World Tuesday: Second Week of April

We have had a fantastic April so far; not too hot, not too cold . . .

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Next week looks like it will be pretty too.

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Now that we're into pollen season I'm glad that in between the sunny days we are getting rain to wash away the yellow pollen coat.

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I hope we don't have a late April freeze which happens some years but the later we get into April the less likely it is.

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I don't mind cold weather in the spring but once the trees leaf out extreme drops in temperature do a lot of damage.

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One year my pecan tree didn't do well after losing it's first crop of leaves to an extreme temperature drop.

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I like the wisteria in the next shot climbing up the trees.

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It is amazing how fast the trees leaf out once the process starts.

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I like the shade of green on the new leaves.

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My red azaleas are always 2 weeks to a month earlier than my white and pink azaleas.

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18 comments:

Ruby Manchanda said...

Beautiful pictures as always

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love azaleas and all the lovely spring color. That pollen -- that's why we are staying later in Florida this year; it was so bad in Oregon when we got there in May last year; we want to wait for it to wash away (and for the grass crops to get harvested).

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The last photo is wonderful and shows how pleasant life can be on some streets when front yards are large and nature thrives!

Photo Cache said...

Oh my goodness what is that tree with pink/peachy flowers? Your world is gorgeous.

Une Angevine said...

agréable ce lieu

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I adore it when the trees flower...and look at those new green leaves coming out...the bright green is intoxicating.

ladyfi said...

Wow - it looks wonderful!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful scenes from nature. Very pretty.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful scenes from nature. Very pretty.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carver, I love all the beautiful blossoms. The pollen is doing a number on me, my eyes feel awful. The shot of the geese on the hill is great. Have a happy week ahead!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful nature shots! Divine blossoming of Spring!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sylvia K said...

Spring at its best, Carver!!! Such beautiful trees and flowers and heavenly colors!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Amy Franks said...

oh wow! beautiful scenery! you live in a lovely spot

Fun60 said...

Such beautiful blossom on the trees and you are right everywhere is now covered in greenery.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I am happy that your weather is so good and hopefully there won't be a freeze. We risk one until near the end of May... I love the colors... Beautiful... Michelle

maryaustria said...

Amazing blossoms and colors! Gorgeous shots!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I love the assortment of colors in your neighborhood. Around here we have far too much pink. Have a nice sunny day. We are due for rain later this week, but April showers bring May flowers or so they say.

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

I'm glad you've had a fantastic April thus far. It's not been too bad over here in Hong Kong also -- in fact, this past week has been really beautiful weather-wise! :)

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