Saturday, May 3, 2014

Spring Landscaping

 The landscaped flowers are in bloom!


The gusty winds from earlier in the week have subsided
and the cooler temperatures are giving way
to the warming rays of spring.



Today was finally a beautiful and perfect day
to be photographed among the flowers.



The roses are beautiful and smell just a sweet as they look!









I don't know the name of this amazing purple flower,
but it had a lot of bees around it!







 The shadow over this flowering bush is the flag on the flagpole.
Do you see it? 


Pansies seem to be a hardy enough flower to survive in New Mexico.


The trees are almost fully green again.


I found a great place with a view of the city.




Did I mention that it was windy earlier this week?
Gusty winds bring blowing dust,
which creates less than clear skies and poor air quality.
The bosque (forest along the Rio Grande) is green,
but the sky is still hazy.


Before I went inside,
I found a pigeon feather in the grass.
Are they good luck?


I am looking forward to more days spent outdoors
for spring and summer.











Saturday, March 29, 2014

Signs of Spring


Rio Grande Botanic Gardens

Today was a beautiful spring Saturday to go to
the Botanic Gardens.



The flowers in pots or planters were brilliant.







The planters along the grass were lined with Easter flowers.
They reminded me of how special early spring is!
















Trees were starting to bloom and bud, too.



Heritage Farm









Sasebo Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden had the most beautiful trees
with blossoms that looked like paintings.


















Some leaves were turning green,
and some buds are just about ready to blossom!





With the warm spring weather, flowers, a train exhibit,
and it being Saturday, the Botanic Garden
was a busy place to visit today.


I met several people. Several little girls asked about me.


 One "dude" even asked about me.
He wondered if my person had brought me,
or if I was already here.
My person laughed and said that I had come out to enjoy
the spring weather like everyone else.
People are funny!
Yeah..I just come here by myself and hang out
and the lady photographing me just found me here.




Do you see the nest?
I wonder if any birds are living here.


Has spring come to where you live,
or are you still waiting?