My beloved Star Magnolia is one of the earliest trees to bloom here on the farm. I'm glad I took these photos on Wednesday after swimming as we're in the midst of a wind storm this morning and I have a feeling these pretty white blooms will be a bit bruised now. Aren't they just lovely and white?
It's kind of funny as the flowers burst open before any leaves are on the tree and to be honest.. the tree looks kind of scraggly.. lol. So the flowers really do look like stars sprinkled across a dark background.
The tree is right next to the red azalea which is also coming into full bloom. We planted the magnolia, it's kind of neat to add new things to this old farm place.. giving it our stamp so to speak.
We planted all my pink daffodils at the base of my dark purple French Lilac tree/bush.
Each Spring I see these little patches of a weed in the grass with adorable little purple flowers.. I just googled that very phrase and have identified these as "Corn Speedwell". :-)
Now.. if we have sunny weather my dear husband usually mows these babies down without a second thought before I can get a photo. But this year we've had many cold and damp days so these little pretties have managed to escape the ravages of his spinning blades. The flowers are as tiny as your little fingernail.. made ya look! :-) But aren't the blooms delightful?
We attended the Portland Women's Forum meeting yesterday - and I found two new treasures on our White Elephant Sales table. A pot of Shamrocks and a vintage Corningware Saucemaker.
This came with the twist-on handle, too!
What sold me on this is the measurements inside, this will come in handy around here.
I plan to re-pot my old shamrock and add this into the pot to fill it out a bit. The green shamrock has white flowers and the red plant has pink flowers. I adore them.
Then last evening the boys had a Spring concert at their grade school. Can you find our guys? LOL!
There's Caleb on the far right.. I think he's spotted me with the camera. :-)
Here is Hayden mid-song. The songs were all about rocks and geology.. it was so cute!
Both boys got to play musical instruments during the program, here is Hayden playing a wooden xylophone. I love the un-posed smile in this photo.. he's just having fun.
Caleb and the boy's good friend Aiden both played the drums during one song. It was "We will Rock You".. with different lyrics about geology terms. Very fun.
We have a very exciting day planned.. right now we have a pond maintenance tech here cleaning our pond and power washing the stream and pond beds. Then we are also expecting the delivery of our new chicken coop!! I should have some play-by-play photos for you on Monday. What are your weekend plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)