Saturday, May 8, 2010

Springtime in Northern Colorado

I should always take my camera when I go for a walk. Even though it was a little breezy on this day, and a lot of the trees were blowing just enough to make my photos blurry, I was able to bring back a little color for today's post.

This was one of the tulips right outside our front door. I found the yellow center in the red cup interesting.

There was a robin in our apple tree. Our robins tend to be tolerate of humans and stay close when they think there's something interesting going on. If I open the lid to my compost bin and expose the worker worms inside, there's sure to be a robin or two edging closer and closer.

It was a beautiful sunny day. The sky really was this shade of blue.

The colors are stunning this year and the trees full of blooms. This tree, its branches conveniently hanging over the sidewalk, lives a couple of blocks from our house.

I have full-sized pansies in a pot in my yard, but I a neighbor grows these miniatures in a bed near the sidewalk.

Springtime in Northern Colorado is beautiful, but also a bit unpredictable. We may still get another snow, and we can expect occasional freezes and frosts until mid-May.



A wonderful read and a very colour post.

Enjoy your week-end.


Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful photos. Amazing that you could still get another snow this late in the year.

Thoughts in Progress

Jeanie said...

Your photos are beautiful. It was a beautiful day yesterday. We woke up to just a dusting of snow, making everything look like it was sugar-coated.

Kerrie said...

Thanks for capturing all the spring beauty. I am anxiously waiting for my lilacs to bloom so I can enjoy their flowery aroma.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. We don't really have much of a season change where I am. Being from Michigan I sure do miss the blooming of the trees and flowers. Thanks for the pics.

Stephen Tremp

Michele Emrath said...

Beautiful! Your spring is about a month behind ours. It's nice to have a glimpse of someone's flowers as ours are beginning to fade out. More snow? Hard to believe! I hope your beautiful tulips don't freeze.

Thanks for sharing!

Cricket McRae said...

Great photos, Patricia! And a lovely post. We actually got a little snow on Thursday night, though temperatures remained above freezing. Crazy.
Hearth Cricket

Clarissa Draper said...

Those colors are breathtaking. I should take some picture of the flowers here in Mexico.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Did you all see the pictures of Rayna's jasmine (in India) last week? That photo was awesome, so copy and paste this url if you want to take a look: