in the South, they would be Camellias and Gizzy is lying in it:
Gizzy and I had a shower together this morning and he’s all clean and fluffy and King Tut…etc. He knows he’s got it going on! Oh, yeah, baby!
On the way down to the lake I pass several of these bushes in all colors and varieties – one bush even had both kind, solid and striped.
There’s these pretty single layer white ones – one of my favorites, but they don’t seem to last as long.
I was just playing with the photos on Picasa:
Mom, what are you doing?
Anyway, this was just a preview of what’s to come, because I took a lot of pictures today and two movies because I wanted you guys to hear all the birds chirping and tweeting and the bees buzzing – yes, we have tons of bees already swarming around the blossoms of the trees that are starting to open …ok maybe I can do just the bee pictures today and save the rest for later:
I took this photo against the sun, so all you can see is the silhouette of the bird, but he was as happy as I was on this glorious, cloudy and sunny day. He’s just singing his little ole heart out on the tip of that branch – singing his song onto the Lord giving thanks for being alive – that’s exactly how I felt today!
Then, to my surprise, I saw this Bradford Pear starting to bloom and it was full of bees – I actually got some good photos of some of them:
You can see the old fruit from the previous blossoms still on there – they are all still falling off…
I was looking up and got this big ole Zeppelin…incoming!!!!! (look in the center!) That's a honey bee from below!
These photos are of the regular pair tree (don’t know the proper name) but in the late summer/fall, I harvest them and cook them into the best pear compote because they’re not really fit for eating raw…they’re kind of green and hard, but delicious when cooked.
I have a whole bunch more from today and I’m having a problem with signing into my You Tube account to upload my two video clips…when I get prompted to sign in, I get the error message back saying “Account Migrated” – whatever that means…I know I’m at 93% with Picasa/Google/Blogger, so maybe that could have something to do with it. It’ll be my own personal little challenge that I want to forget right now because I’ve got to get serious and do some work!
Hope you enjoyed the blossoms! I figure since I don’t get any snow, I get the white blossoms of the tree and that reminds me of snow, especially when they are all open and in full bloom! Cheerio!