I know I've been revealing Connie and Chris's Vermont country house....
but today I just have to share my apple blossom orgasm!!!!!
This is right in front of my condo in Massachusetts!!!!!
I am normally in Florida when these babies bloom, so I miss this.
But this year, because of family stuff, I am up here for the show.
I am sooooo in love with them, that I took lots of pictures that I will now
make you look at share with you guys!!!!
This was the view last evening from my front door, while it was drizzling.
The shot was even taken with the storm door closed!!!
Here's the view across my driveway to the little pond that is starting to scum over for the summer.
Notice how we are good little earthers, and have our recycling out!!!
This pond is slowly turning back into wetlands, so in the cooler months, it has clear water, but in the warmer months it has a solid sheet of scum.
I try to convince myself that it's a nice green expanse of lawn!!!
Looking back up towards my home.....
I feel so lucky to live here.
It took me a while to adjust to the idea that I no longer lived in a house, but a condo......but it's almost like a house.
My parents unit is right next door, just to the right.
I got them to buy it several years ago, in case they needed to live closer to our family.
And they did.
So now they do!!!!!
My mother tells me to be careful what I wish for......
because I wanted them to buy the unit.....
But they're not that old.....
My dad will only be 98 this month......
Now for some more apple blossoms!!!
Looking at then against the sky,,,
Looking at them close up.....
I went under them and took a picture looking out!!!!!
Because I was here in the early spring, I had a chance to do some decent spring pruning.
I had to share a picture of my foundation flower bed, to show what a good girl I am.....
Those are Knock Out Roses between the hosta and the rhododendrons.
My brother, who is a wise guy, calls them Knocked Up Roses.
Here's a shot of the azalea next to my mom's front door.
She wants me to prune it when it's done blooming.
I need to read up on how to do that.
Don't you love google?????
The same day I took these shots.....
I was lazing on my back terrace.....
and I looked up at the extremely blue sky from under my new red umbrella....
and had to run and get my camera, because it was the same red as the Japanese maple against the blue of the sky.
Of course the camera couldn't catch the wonderfulness of this,
but I tried, anyway.
Then I tried to take a lower view picture of my iron dog...
Those are decorative strawberry plants around it.
The chipmunks like the fruit.
It's really inedible for people.
The pink flowers are pretty!!!!!
That's why I planted them.
I don't need no stinkin' strawberries.
I was getting a little delirious by this point, so I took a shot of my feet.
The reason I did this.....
(Yes, there is a reason....)
is that changing from my fuzzy moccasin slippers to my rubber and plastic flip flops, is the real official start of the warmer weather!!!!!
I've had these sandals for over 25 years.
I got them at a discount store.
They are old and dirty, but I love them.
THEY HAVE BOWS!!!!!
If you watch Dr. Who on TV, you know that bows are cool!!!!!
OK, I've obviously lost my mind,
so on that note.....