birds, blooming, besotted

Sunday, May 23, 2010

apple blossoms - everywhere - their scent blowing around the village this early morning

Mr. & Mrs. Common Grackel - who build their nest each year at the peaked roof line of this old brick house, deep in a sheltered tangle of Virginia Creeper vines - are freaking out this morning because Bleet is out in the garden sunning himself or plodding along one of his his well worn paths. Their babies are getting ready to fledge and the site of a cat sends them into a tizzy of chattering, swooping madness. They don't realize that the big, fat, black velvet chicelet has long lost his interest in birding. Thank Goodness !

Everything is blooming - the lavender and white lilacs, the palest pink apple and pear trees, big poofs of pink and magenta flowering crab trees, wild plum ...

And I swear I love that man and our new life together just a little bit more, a little bit deeper
each and every single day. We're having so much fun working away at the yard and gardens.
Sigh - a big ol' tres happy sigh.


  1. Susan, such beautiful photos of those flowers. It is steamy hot and humid the 90's the last few days!!! Venturing outdoors brings you back in quickly, drenched in sweat!!! Thank heaven for air conditioning! Enjoy your work together...we certainly do...makes any task half the job and double the joy.

  2. Wow those flowers! Wow that happy sighing!

  3. Beautiful shots once again, Susan. You never cease to amaze me with your skill/talent. Say, guess what? A friend and I were thrift shopping yesterday and I found an old polaroid camera. I have no idea if it really works, but I thought I'd give it a shot!! :)

    Happy Sunday to you. Always thinking of you, even when I don't make it by every day to write/chat.

    Much love to you and the furry gang! xo

  4. there's nothing any prettier than apple blossoms!!!!!

  5. I agree....almost too beautiful "to stand."

  6. These beautiful photos cheer me up out of a a temporary bout of blue! Thank you dear Susan x

  7. the blossoms are so beautiful..


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