From a bud, only a promise.
Then a gentle opening;
Rich blooming, bursting fragrance,
The fulfillment of the center.
One of the things I love most about spring is the abundance of flowering shrubs in my yard. The first picture is Bridal Wreath that we have in the front and side of our house and it is in full bloom right now.
These other shrubs in the back of the house are called Amur Honeysuckle. Now from what I read this Honeysuckle bush can be considered an invasive pest in many areas, but in our yard it is definitely a friend.
This bush serves serves as a barrier from our neighbors during the months when we are out in yard, which cuts down on most dog barking behavior. In the spring when it is flowering it is abuzz with bees, as I can attest to while trying to take pictures this morning, and in the early summer when the flowers turn to berries, it is food for the many birds who call our neighborhood home.
We do need to be diligent in keeping it cut back in the spring and fall, but so far it's been all good.
Speaking of birds......my little friends are making their way into their new world!
Last night Hannah came running in to tell me that one of the babies had hatched. This morning when I went to visit, there were 2.
Now mind you, anyone driving by and seeing me in my pajamas with a camera, must have thought me to be insane.....but at least I had on a nice Eileen West nightgown and robe set... :)
One of the things that I love best about the bird world is how Dad sits on the nest and tends to the little ones.
Last year when the last little robin didn't want to leave her nest, it was Dad who sad on the fence urging her on. I am always mindful to make enough noise before I approach the bush where the new nest is to give Dad a chance to gently move away. As I snap these new pictures, he patiently sits on the fencing waiting for me to finish. You have to love that in a man..er..bird!
I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend in your corner of the world. This weekend I am off to Rug hooking classes on Saturday and visiting with fiber friends on Sunday. Enjoy yours!
PS....have I mentioned how much I HATE typepad's upgrade.....because I do!