Today was so beautiful I wanted to twirl around, arms outstretched, like Julie Andrews in that movie I don’t like but everybody else seems to. What a clumsy sentence, just because I can’t mention a movie without injecting my petty opinion. Never mind. I took a lot of pictures that I would like to share. On with the post!
There are actually two bushes like this.
I first wanted to go to a house on my street that seems to be unoccupied. Perhaps the residents are merely elusive. In any case, I took a picture of a bush on their front lawn and made bold to go up their driveway for a picture of some tulips I had noticed earlier.
I spy some hyacinth, too.
I continued down Bellinger Street in search of a magnolia tree I had not checked on lately. I noticed a magnolia tree in full bloom on German Street during my run this morning so felt sure the other one would be photo ready.
I took two pictures and continued down Bellinger to St. Francis Church, where I had seen the Saint himself following Covid Protocol.
I appreciate those who set an example.
I also got a shot of the tulips in front of Francis.
I positively must plant more tulips in my own yard.
I continued on through Meyers Park to take a picture of the statue of General Herkimer.
This is a true patriot.
I walked down Prospect to Albany Street, where I saw a flowering tree.
I LOVE flowering trees!
I saw a person ahead so, with social distancing in mind, I ducked into the alley behind the stores. This was delightful to me, because it is not a route I have taken in recent memory. Imagine my surprise to see a Christmas decoration!
I often say we must take our joy where we can find it!
I continued on up Main Street and through the park by Basloe Library. At the beginning of quarantine, it was only when libraries closed that I said, “Shit just got real.” However, I was able to enjoy some perennials in the flower beds.
Tulips next to daffodils: nice!
I leaned in to get a shot of some grape hyacinths in the same bed.
These tulips were a little further in.
I got home without further photo ops, then proceeded to my back yard, where there are some different flowers under my rhododendron. Previously there have been forget me notes, but I do not know what these are.
At least they are pretty!
I close with a shot of my one hyacinth, taken previously and inexplicably not used in a blog post yet.
SO delighted it came up again!
I understand the weather is not expected to be as delightful in the coming week. However, I feel I can rejoice that I sufficiently appreciated today. Happy Sunday, all!