People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish novelist
I’ve been putting off as long as I dare the process of buying a new smartphone.
Call me cheap (I prefer frugal!), but I don’t like turning loose of my money or having to get used to something new when I’ve been able to operate mine practically blind-folded for years.
My poor phone regularly loses its charge, so I’ve been babying it to conserve battery life. Meaning I haven’t taken as many pictures as I normally would.
Still, I’d like to think some of you, at least, might have missed seeing signs of spring in Illinois.
Let’s remedy that, shall we?
This is my neighbor’s apple tree in full bloom:
Next we have a pink Dogwood:
Here’s a pretty planting. I like the lone red tulips amid these blue whatevers:
This one seems to be losing its blossoms:
And this must be some type of flowering fruit tree:
Who can resist a pink geranium?
Another pretty decorative yard:
I don’t know what this is, but the scent was intoxicating:
Last, but not least, a stunning beauty indeed: