The redbud trees are in bloom!
|My jacket is the same color of the trees! It's like cammo!|
Never understood why this tree is called a redbud tree, since the blossoms are a purple or pink shade! It is always the very first one to bloom and for me, this year, these blooms have been a very welcome sight! This has been the strangest winter I have ever known in Georgia...this past weekend, we had temperatures in the 70's, but today it was in the 40's with a very cold wind and rain. However, it will be sunny and 70 degrees again by Saturday! I am not complaining, mind you, I heard that this past Monday, there was snow on the ground in the whole country except for FIVE states, and am happy to say that Georgia was one of five WITHOUT snow! I have truly felt for all my blogging friends in the rest of the country with all the snow this year! I am ready for the end of winter!
"A breath of fresh air after a long winter".
"One of the most beautiful native trees".
Above are a few of the things that I read about the redbud tree...and I agree!
(Both of these photos were taken at Stone Mountain Park...you can't see Stone Mountain, but it's there, I promise! And notice the stone wall, and the large rocks placed near the trees, all from Stone Mountain, which was quarried heavily.)
|Don't be shy little redbud, we can see you behind that tall pine tree!|
I was THRILLED that the winner of the giveaway, Sue from Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness
did a post about receiving her little package! (I mailed it on Saturday and she got it on MONDAY! How can that be??!) Please, click on that link and read her post! Sue has been dealing with health issues regarding her Father, so I am thankful that such a tiny little package could bring a small bit of joy into her life.
Wishing all of you joy and pretty blossoms!