This was taken about 5:30 pm, and the western evening sun is shining through the tree branches. Lovely to see, not as pretty as it looks in the morning hours though...the sky is no longer that intense blue we refer to as Carolina Blue.
This is our flowering cherry tree. It has a tendency to sprout straight-up growth at the top, rather than droop like a weeping willow as it is supposed to do. So occasionally the top has to be trimmed back - which we did in the fall. Now it needs to fill out. You can see that our grass is still brown (except for the weeds!). By the end of April - early May, it will begin to green up.
This view is from the deck, looking down at the pull-out of our driveway, you can still see the flowering cherry tree. As you can see, our creeping phlox is starting to pink up. In this area, we call this plant thrift. There is a brick retaining wall, and this plant is atop the wall, sort of softens the harsh edge of the brick. When it's all a-bloom, it's quite pretty..easy care too! Doesn't have a long blooming season though. Will die back once it gets towards the end of April
An Easter lily of some variety, that DH gave me for Easter. It has the most lovely smell. Needs to be repotted though, once it quits blooming. For the moment, it's on our back screened porch, and if we know another real cold night is on the way, we need to bring it back inside!
Hope you enjoyed your little trip around my yard. Happy evening, whatever you may be doing. Thanks for dropping in to visit again today. Hugs