Sunday, May 4, 2008

April Flowers

(I started writing this before I left on my trip but didn't post it because I didn't have time to edit it. Here it is in its edited, publishable form...)

I am convinced that few things are more beautiful than New England in the spring and summer. I drive down the streets in the areas in which I live and can't believe I get to live here! I've lived out West, down South, and in various places along the East Coast, and I think this area of Connecticut is the most lovely place I've ever lived. I'm thankful that I get to call this place home!

This is a bush in our backyard that sprouts these lovely light purple flowers every spring. They only last a few weeks, but they're worth it!
The budding yellow flowers on the tree behind the flower bush are nice too.

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. For now I just get them in bouquets, but I want to start planting them in my yard. They are just so pretty.
Drinking in the sunshine.
Springtime in Philadelphia.

Today we returned home from our trip in the Cayman Islands, and I was amazed at how much had bloomed in a week's time. The beauty of blossoming spring has therefore softened the blow of the end of our vacation. And I have to say that as beautiful as the island was, I missed the towering woods of home. Maybe I'm just too used to living surrounded by trees, but I find that, long-term, I prefer it to almost any other setting. I'll definitely be taking a lot more pictures of nature's beauty in the days and weeks to come. It's one of my favorite things to do!