4.01.2009

You Capture: Week Six - Spring

It's funny, not ha-ha funny, but ironic funny that this week's challenge is Spring.
Because today, we seriously regressed back into winter. It snowed here. It did, thank you Jesus, melt before midday.
I AM SO OVER THE SNOW.
Nevertheless, I went outside (brrrrrrr) and tried to capture some Spring.
Spring in these parts is a fleeting thing. But I did find this:

Our Magnolia has buds.
When we first moved in our house, B was about to pull this tree out - it looked dead.
But I asked him to leave it, just till the spring.
When it blooms, it looks like this:

Please excuse the gratuitous baby pic - the tree is in the background...
And another sign of spring at our house? The yard is completely in pieces. We are redoing our lawn.

Lovely, isn't it? But, later in the summertime, I should have some fabulous after shots. I'd BETTER, at least.

For some (hopefully) more spring-y signs of spring, click on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry.

22 comments:

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Great shots. I love the lighting on that first photo!

Nell

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Love the baby shot, the green leaves in the background make me so excited for warmer days ahead.

And I look forward to seeing your "after" shots!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Yes- so over the snow here, too!

Steph

Bacardi Mama said...

Great captures.

Kate said...

LOVE the baby/Mama? pict....too cute, with a fab background!! YAY for spring projects, one of the best parts of SPRING!!!! :D Great job!

Jessi said...

Love the magnolia and that is a very lovely shot :) So sorry about the snow...

Terri said...

Great job with this weeks challenge.

InTheFastLane said...

Buds....I had the same difficulty. But, I love your results. nice job

Erin said...

I love the first shot! My parents have a magnolia tree right off the deck, and it was always a sign of spring that I loved.

Stacie's Madness said...

I love my star magnolia bush...they are pretty!

Great pictures...good luck getting that yard redone!

keli.h said...

Great pics!! I love that bush ... it's definitely worth the wait for those spring blooms.

Christy M. said...

Magnolia's are such beautiful trees! I'm glad you convinced your husband to leave it!

Your yard will be beautiful this summer!! Can't wait to see it!

Allie said...

Sigh ... there are no signs of budding trees over here .... boo.

We hope to finish our landscaping project (once the snow melts) in our yard. We started in Oct of last year and it was a HUGE project. But, once it is finished it will be well worth the sweat and tears put into it!! Good luck with it!

Amy said...

Great shots! And I enjoyed the gratuitous baby shot. ;)

Alice said...

sorry you're still having snow. i love your 'gratuitous' baby shot - the baby's precious, and the tree is pretty, too :O). hoping for warmer days and sunnier skies ahead! thanks for posting this week. i love looking at everyone's shots and you have some beautiful ones here!

my You Capture post this week features drops, buds, and kitties. there is always room for you in The Shadow of the Cross, so check it out. thanks in advance for your visit :O).

Catherine said...

Nice shots! I love the buds on the tree. And that baby is adorable.

rowas said...

awesome shots! I love how green the first one is!

Bellamomma said...

I don't envy you that yard work!!! I love the baby shot

Lyndsay said...

Very cute baby shot!
Good luck with the yard work!

twinsmomma said...

Hey gratuitous baby pics are good too! I definitely want to see the after pics of your backyard!

Mimi's Toes said...

Wonderful Captures. Love the sign of life in the baby shot...makes me smile!

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