A day or two ago Les challenged us to talk a walk through our neighborhood and take some photos of the last days of winter. I love the long shadows that the morning sun casts on the front walk. This was taken before the walk....the dogs like to get up early, I keep telling them we are retired!
In the back garden the new trellis that holds the Carolina Jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens. This morning it held water droplets from the big storm that blew through last night.
The rising sun plays with the trees in the woods along our side yard.
As we began our walk I wanted to make sure to get a good photo of the tiny green leaves emerging from the brambles along the road.
The sky was so blue after a wild storm last night that produced a tornado or two in the area. We saw some trees down, one on a house in Abbeville. I love the white bark of the Sycamore against the clear blue sky.
You may have noticed I have been saying 'we'. I take the dogs for a walk every day, all three of them.
These last few days I have had my friend Linda visiting from Seaford. Yes, one of my loyal subjects. She agreed to take Skyler's leash. You can see the red in the maples starting to bud and the clean green of the stand of pines.
We have a lot of native grasses that are a beautiful shade of tan/russet/beige, standing tall through the winter. I like these grasses.
Down in one of the swales there is a tree blooming that stands out against all the others. Not sure what it is, YET. Might be a pear or plum -- I will figure it out.
The high winds from the thunderstorm blew some of the spent blooms from the Tulip Poplars into the street.
Once home from our walk we checked out some of the plants in the yard. Jane is starting to bloom!!! What a treat. I love her buds.
Thanks for joining me and Linda on our morning walk with the doggies. How is the winter winding down in your neck of the woods?? (Be sure to visit Les and participate in this challenge)
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.