Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our First Spring in Iowa

Seeing as the first day of summer is this week, I better get my springtime pictures up before they become totally irrelevant. As many of you know, this was our first spring living in Iowa and in the Midwest. It was very pretty--everything gets really green and blooms like back East. And living in a new house is cool because it's neat to see what blossoms up in your own yard...

This is our "popcorn popping" tree!

It was good that I took pictures of this pretty flower bush/tree when I did because the next day almost all of the petals were gone from a big storm we got...


This beautiful flowering tree is in the field next to our house. I wish it looked like this all summer!




Dainty little lavender flowers...


This is part of the backyard and was taken in later spring when the trees had finally gotten all green and full again. Green is my favorite color!


It's been a lovely time of year, and now I'm looking forward to the beauties of summer, which is my favorite season. The fireflies have already started flickering at night. Life is so good in the summertime!

4 comments:

Me (aka Danielle) said...

These are some great photos!

dougandcheryl said...

Pretty! I am so envious of your yard! It's so big! I love the fireflies. I hope we start seeing them soon too.

Donna said...

The fireflies here are amazing! I've never seen anything like it! I don't know if it's because there's a field behind our house and next to our house, but there are tons and they light up the night. I love it! I hope you start getting them up in WI soon too!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You're backyard is awesome. I miss all of the green and the fireflies. My kids don't even know what those are!