Central Illinois Spring

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb

I’m up to my ears in web design projects right now, but I figured if I didn’t get these Spring photos posted, it might be Summer before I come up for a deep breath!

We’ve been fighting our share of wind, rain, and coolish temperatures, but Mother Nature knows it’s time to put on her striking glory. See if you don’t agree:

Not sure but I think this might be a magnolia. Yes, we have them here! This one was in a little park outside of the business district.

Pink Dogwood blossoms

Rain droplets on leaves of Stella D’Oro Daylily

Redbud tree

Yellow Daffodils

Weeping Cherry tree blossoms

Blue Hyacinths

Ivy Geranium in hanging basket

White Azalea

Lilac bushes (and yes, the scent was Heavenly!)

Note: Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, whether to fur-kids, the neighbor kids, or their own brood!

13 thoughts on “Central Illinois Spring

  1. I know our Texas springs are beautiful, but to me, this is what spring is “supposed” to look like. So many of those are familiar, and sometimes I miss them — especially the lilacs!

    • Thanks, Linda. So many years, Spring is an iffy proposition, and this was one of them. Too much rain, not enough warmth and sunshine. Nevertheless, things are certainly green, and the flowering trees put on a real show. Now, if we can get the fields planted and my tomato to grow!!

  2. Debbie, I was so happy to see that you had posted your Spring photographs. They’re so beeeeeeeautiful! Such vibrant colors!

    That white magnolia tree is gorgeous. Also, I love the Pink Dogwood blossoms! I think we have them here too, but I haven’t seen any this year. Such stunning blossoms! Aren’t Redbud trees beautiful? One of the parks I walk through has several of those trees, and when they blossom, the park is filled PINK! Don’t you just love the smell of Hyacinths? Instantly reminds me of Easter during my childhood.

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty of Spring in your area, my friend! Enjoyed this post.

    And Happy Mother’s Day to you!


    • Aw, thank you, Ron! Glad you found them enjoyable. Every part of the world has its own beauty, and I love seeing what’s in my blogging friends’ backyards. Your Spring photos were heavenly — I, too, am transported to my childhood when I catch a whiff of lilacs and hyacinths.

      Today I’m thinking of all the people I know whose moms are no longer here (and I’m saying a prayer for them). Despite a few rough patches, I’m glad my mom is still here for me to celebrate with. I hope you enjoy this Mother’s Day and the rest of the week! xx

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