The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke, American author, educator, and clergyman
I’ve been waiting for a pretty day to capture some of Central Illinois’s Spring beauty, but alas! By the time that rolls around, all the good blooms will be gone and it will be 90 degrees outside!
So I’ve decided a nice walk around town in search of blossoms, Easter/Spring decorations, and such will have to suffice.
Let’s get started.
Oh, look — somebody’s decorated their lamp post with glittery Easter eggs and garland:
Hey, Easter Bunny, be sure to stop here — don’t you love the carrot growing out of the blue pot:
Here are some wild Violets:
And some Daffodils:
And I believe this is an Azalea:
In the next photo, somebody obviously planted some bunnies and now has a nice, colorful crop:
The face isn’t very clear on the next one, but I think it’s a statue of St. Anthony. Not entirely sure what’s supposed to be lost in the planting though:
I call the next one the Humming Tree. When Monkey and I passed beneath it, we heard a LOUD humming, looked up, and there were bees. Hundreds of them … and they were eagerly feasting on these sweet white flowers:
And these are blooming all over town:
It occurred to me that you might prefer a closeup of the first tree in this post. It’s my Weeping Cherry:
And just look at this Pink Magnolia blossom:
Happy Easter to everyone!I’ll be in Church much of the rest of the week, but I’ll get to comments as soon as I can.