With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Raindrops on Redbuds

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Raindrops on Redbuds

Considering yesterday hit 85 degrees it is a little crazy remembering how chilly it was last week!
The temps are really bouncing around ~ heading to the mid 60's for a high by Friday.
It was pretty dreary most of Saturday. Drizzly and cool.
But wet ground makes digging in Marl, the soil in our area, much easier than when it is dry and rock hard. So John used the time to shovel out some patchy lawn to make way for a new berm where
summer drought makes growing grass a problem.

I played in the drizzle with my camera capturing rain droplets on our Eastern Redbud tree.
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Last summers drought took its toll on trees and brushes.  Drive through the neighborhood and you will see  many that did not survive.  There is only so much water that we were willing to pour on the lawn but I did try to keep a slow drip on the trees and bushes.
It was a chore moving the hose from plant to plant day after day but a necessary one.
I had to cut a lot of dead branches from the Redbuds this spring.  One looks good.  One looks pretty bad but showing life at the tips of the branches.

A cropped version of the above shot.


The blossoms remind me of tiny butterflies.

25 comments:

Abounding Treasures said...

These photos are magnificent!! I especially love the last one as I am partial to *butterflies* :)

Glad you had such a wonderful time with your delightful grandchildren ~ they are truly a blessing!!

Mildred said...

What pretty photos. I remember visiting Monticello one Spring and seeing so many Red Bud trees.

Susan said...

Oh man, LDH, the photos of the redbud tree blossoms are enchanting. Where are you guys located? I couldn't find the location in your profile. Do you tell? Is it New Jersy? Take care and have a sweet day. Susan

Julie Harward said...

Very beautiful pictures here...do you use pots then with it being so dry there? We woke up to everything covered with snow this morning!!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How beautiful...we use to have red buds and I so loved them every year. Our state is under a drought also, so each rain is an answered prayer...beautiful pictures.

Glaucia said...

wonderful photos! thanks for sharing :)
here in Brasil we are in the beginnings of autumn, but until yesterday it was just like summer and today is the first day the the temperatures went down a little bit. Yes, it seems the weather has been a bit crazy everywhere...

marie said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!! Love the sweet "butterflies"!

Sandi said...

Those trees are just beautiful!! We had a redbud once that bloomed beautifully after the third year and then it died! I was so sad. Haven't tried to grow one since, but I love them!!
Blessings~
PS Oh your brownies...goodness girl. How can I be GOOD when you show those yummy treats! :)

The Fajdich Times said...

Your pictures are beautiful:)

Janice said...

Stunning photography Lorraine!

Ann said...

What gorgeous pictures. The buds are lovely especially with the water droplets. I love going out and taking pictures after the rain.

Debbie said...

oh my goodness, the tree and flowers are just GORGEOUS!! You take really good pics. Yes, So. California too is just one big giant drought...soo hard. We had more rain this year then in a really long time, but still not enough. I enjoyed this...

Valerie said...

So delicate and beautiful. (My favorite colors too!)

Dimple said...

Your title brought a song to mind, the second line is "and whiskers on kittens," :>)

Lovely, gorgeous, wonderful pictures!

Penned Pebbles said...

Wow! Your photos are so incredible!! I love what I have seen of this blog thus far. Thank you for introducing yourself to me! Blessings!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning! I love the little drops of water.

Diann said...

Oh, what gorgeous photos!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Your pix are just amazing Lorraine! The color and clarity is glorious...thanks.

Julie said...

Amazing photos! Redbuds are my husbands favorite Springtime tree.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love dew drop photos and yours are beautiful!

Garden Lady said...

These photo's are beautiful! I love the ones with the droplets of water on them...maybe winter is finally loosing it's grip.

hip-chick said...

oh my they look almost to pretty to eat. And the flowers are beautiful as well.

Kristen said...

These photos are gorgeous! Thanks for the kind comment on my cork heart!

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

Soutenus said...

How lovely!
I found your blog via your Moravian Star post! I have always wanted to learn how to make them. THANK YOU!
I have been looking through your blog and finding post after post that I have enjoyed so very much.
I knew that I recognized your accent!! You sounded like "home." I am originally from near Philadelphia -- now living in Texas.
Your post about walking through your childhood home made me tear up.
I can't wait to come back and read more soon!

avocadopesto said...

These photos are absolutely amazing. Great job! I am absolutely stunned by how good they are. And thank you for the nice comment on my blog and for taking the time to look around!

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