Here are some flowers and blossoms I saw on our walk:
The above photos are of the Japanese Magnolia (not Tulip Tree) that bloom every spring and later fill in with their leaves; whereas the Tulip Tree blooms with their leaves on and in another color, generally yellow. We do not have them in this area, at least I have not seen any.
Everything's popping open - I sure hope we won't have another cold front coming in...not for me, because I'd like it, but I don't want the flowers to shrivel up and die.
We had some very choppy water today...it was quite windy!
Gizzy pulling "duck duty" (LOL) keeping them in the water and out of the street!
(what have we here?)
I sneaked up on this turtle as quietly and gingerly as my body would allow, but just one step further and he hopped off his perch and plunged into the water...glad I got this shot!
Gizzy looking all clean and fluffy - he just loves these long leisurely walks around "his" lake!
OK, one more...
(Not bad for 13, don't you think?)
I love this mirror image when the clouds and the tree reflect in the water!
I was walking with my head up in the clouds!
Some were actually quite dark and threatening looking, but it never rained!
The last video is of the bees and the buzzing sound, but there was quite a bit of static/rustling sounds due to the wind. It was pretty windy, but you may still be able to hear some of the buzzing as the birds sing and the bees dart in and out of the branches.
Hope you enjoyed these images - also, the winner of my January Giveway is:
Rudy's raiser of Rudy - the dog with a blog!
CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy your pretty nails!
(I will e-mail you now!)