Sunday, May 4, 2008
My cherry blossoms were on their last legs, but we had a visitor from Japan who wanted to see my cherry tree. He was quite fascinated saying he'd only seen pink blossoms but he had to concede that white cherry blossoms were beautiful also. Can you imagine me grinning ear to ear?
My lilacs won't be ready for their showing for another week or two. With the cherry tree gradually losing her petals with each gust of wind, the apple tree is starting to show a few buds. Surprisingly, there's not many buds. I wonder why. The Lilies of the Valley are also showing the promise of some heavenly scents and the Fothagilla is already presenting its brush flowers for everyone see.
I made a concerted effort to notice how many different kinds of birds fly through my back yard. I was happy to notice a cardinal, 2 blue jays, sparrows, a red-wing blackbird, robins, mourning doves, starlings... and that's about it. My neighbor said a woodpecker poked a hole in the siding of his house. Hmmm.... I don't think I want to see that in our property.
P.S. I made my super duper frappaccino (I really need to learn how to spell that.) for my Japanese guest but he said it didn't have enough of a coffee flavor in it. I ended up giving him plain iced coffee which he liked even better. Oh sheesh!