Usually when I travel, the only changes I notice at home when I get back are a pile of mail and a lawn that needs to be mowed. But springtime is different – four days on the road and it’s a whole new world . . .
I love red dogwoods – this one is called a Cherokee Brave and the caps were just getting ready to open when I left. As you can see, it’s just full of blooms this year.
The blooms on the white dogwood are also very pretty this year . . .
Unfortunately, there are only seven of them – which I guess is proof that it was a hard winter. I’ll probably have to feed it a little more this year. The picture at right was the same tree last April.
At left is our redbud – this is the first year it has had more than a few blooms. It is the offspring of the redbud in my neighbor’s yard (at right).
Even the phlox came out while I was gone, as did the stuff at right (and I have no idea what it is, but it looks nice in the landscaping).
Now Zoe did not change while I was gone. But she looked so cute when I picked her up at the kennel that I couldn’t resist shooting a picture with my cell phone before we left.
Then I went by the store, and the first thing I heard was “Did you see the new sign?” Of course not – I went in the back door! But now that we have a sign for the new space next to the store, I guess we’ll have to fill it . . .