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.
We need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it. ~Mary Oliver, American poet
Oh my Azalea
How big and lovely you are
Wish your blooms would stay
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.
Can you stand more pictures of Spring in Central Illinois?
I hope so, for I wanted to share these before the weather gets too hot and the newness wears off! Please enjoy:
“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”
― Bern Williams
Is anybody tired of Spring photos? Can we ever get enough of the beauty of this season, with its new beginnings, its promises, color and warmth?
Today is gray and gloomy. Rain showers and possible thunderstorms are rolling around, and I for one need a reminder of prettier days past. Join me, won’t you?
Looks like some sort of crocus
Solitary pink tulip
White dogwood against a blue sky
Fence row of colorful tulips
Pink flowering tree
Purple and yellow tulips tower over white flox
Azalea in bloom
There, now, don’t you feel better? I know I do!
I’ve got a case of the lazies right now (let’s just call it Spring Fever!). It’s hard to be inside working when the sunshine is calling, birds are chirping, and nature beckons.
Anyway, with Domer home for a short spell and all the church obligations I need to participate in over the weekend, I decided I’d take the easy way out and post some spring pictures. You enjoy pretty pictures now and then, don’t you?
Here’s hoping everyone has a beautiful Easter!
Pair of pink tulips
I think this is a rhododendron
No clue what this is, but it's a mass of lilac-colored blooms!