Just had to share the Spring blossoms I saw on a stroll in my neighbourhood. They are just too glorious to rest unacknowledged in an archive. I do not know all the common or botanical latin names for these trees and shrubs, so I have named none (I do know the common names of 4, 5, and 8). Those of you who have all that amazing information tucked away in your brains, can share it in your comments if you are so inclined. (Friko? Are you there?) I will post the names you offer under the pic, and have numbered the pics to facilitate your efforts. Since I really do not know all the names, I will be counting on your accuracy. Okay class - you now have your assignment. ;o)
A song that keeps haunting me in a slightly pressure-filled way is from My Fair Lady.....I think:
"I'm getting married in the morning,
Ding, dong the bells are going to chime
But get me to the church on time."
It's that last line that tells of my preoccupation these days. No, it is not me who is getting married. No, the marriage will not take place in a church. But it will take place 1500 miles from here (in less than 3 weeks) and I am very much aware of the need to get my act together to get to the plane and the wedding, prepared and on time. I feel blessed to have this kind of sweet pressure!
Enjoy the spring blossoms!
2. Spirea - Bridal Wreath
6. Spirea - Snowmound
9. Prunus - "Ornamental Cherry"
A big thank you to Sarah and Friko for supplying the names to these trees and bushes. Thank you Jazz, for giving us all a good laugh with your interim appellations...and 'stuff'! A big thank you also goes out to Barry for supplying the missing lyrics to the song I cannot seem to stop humming. What a relief! Another thank you to Hilary for another verse from the same song in My Fair Lady. I think that was the verse I was trying to drum up ... I would guess Barry's verse would have been the grand finish to the song.