Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring has sprung in the Ozarks!

 The girls and I went for a really long hike today to see what the woods were up to.........these buds looked like someone had gone through the woods and hung neon green ornaments on the trees
In some parts it felt like I was in a fairy woods..........so ethereal......
(it was an overcast day btw)..........
trees and bushes were beginning to blossom all around..............
the red buds were popping out their pretty pink flowers..........
I got here just in time!
you would never guess that those dead looking branches could come back to life with such glorious color...even on the ground there were teeny tiny little flowers that were so sweet and beautiful.........all that prettiness packed into a flower no bigger than a thumbtack
gorgeous forsythia as we got closer to civilization again..........
and then my own yard where I am reminded there is work to be done but still.....there is nothing like Spring in the Ozarks............
I even found grape hyacinth growing in amongst the grass...(not in this picture)...this is ajuga (sp?)...the purple flowering plant/weed
the sugar maple is "coming out" and the trees are beginning to flower............
I never really liked Spring that much until I moved here.....Spring in the Ozarks is one big beautiful celebration!
We got home just in time as it poured buckets right as we got in the door....someone was looking out for us.  It is starting to storm again now with severe thunderstorm warnings.....another sign that it is "Spring in the Ozarks".
Happy Trails!



16 comments:

  1. It's neat how you get to see how the woods are transforming right now.

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    1. Hi Kepanie! I have to tell you...read Deep Down True.....it was really good...review on Monday! Happy Easter/Spring to you and your family.

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  2. Beautiful! Spring is my favorite seasonbecause it means winter is finished. Alrhough we have a hard freeze warning here tonight. I'm so ready for "real" spring. I enjoyed seeing all of the buds and flowers around your home.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Isn't that funny...I so miss Winter...Fall and Winter are my favorites.

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  3. You have spring!! I hope you have a Happy Easter! :)

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    1. Same to you...I'll be over in a bit...I have LOTS of catching up to do with you!

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  4. I'm hoping winter has finally left us. I have so much to do outdoors this year. I do wait until Mother's Day to avoid frost, but the last few years, we got a frost late May. So unpredictable. The spring blooms in your photos are so pretty.

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    1. I know, I have lots to do both in and out so either way I am kept busy! LOL! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  5. We don't have the redbuds here but I always love seeing them scattered through the woods. I'm glad you had a nice walk and didn't see what I saw in the woods! hahaha! I posted my pics today too. Enjoy your day my friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. oh my....I best check up on what you've been up to plus I want to check your book recommendations. Happy Easter!

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  6. Such a glorious time of year, spring!
    Thanks for sharing your spring pictures with us :)
    Happy Easter.

    ~K.

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    1. Happy Easter to you and your family too!

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  7. So many beautiful signs of spring in the Ozarks, Sam! I enjoyed seeing the flowers, trees and blossom on your lovely walk. How pretty the redbuds are and those sweet little blue flowers. Happy Spring!
    Helen xox

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    1. Happy Spring to you and your lovely family with all those little ones you will have a great one! I'll be over to see what you've been doing...something pretty I bet!

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  8. I'm in the Ozarks and enjoying spring, too, even if it is so muddy outside the horses are knee deep at their gate, lol. Our redbuds aren't open yet, but the trout lilies are blooming like crazy in the woods, and the bloodroot too.

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