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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Now blooming in West Milford!

Here is a small taste of some things in bloom around my town right now.

This beautiful dogwood tree in front of the town hall.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

A weeping cherry that is so large you can’t see the house behind it! I love this tree.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Can you see that someone tied lavender ribbons to its branches? Probably for Easter. The year we moved here it was Easter weekend and they had little eggs tied tied to its branches.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Not sure what this is, but it’s a miniature waterfall of white blooms. Maybe a mini weeping cherry in white?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I had to include this creepy sign for the florist. What do you think of it? I guess it’s been a landmark for years, only Kim tells me that it used to look even more like Michael Jackson than it does now!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I stopped by the local nursery to snap some pics of what they have out now. An explosion of color! (The daffodils in my header were taken here.)

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I don’t know if it’s my over active imagination or what, but these daffodils look to me like they are trying to look around in every direction and saying ... hellloooo!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

And last, but not least, this sleepy bee found a great napping spot. At first I thought he was dead but when I stroked him with my finger he moved his legs a little bit. Lazy spring bee!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

They call us the Garden State for a reason!


Makes me want to work out in my yard.  I’ll take one of these, one of those, two of that one…wow.

Debra, the only work I’ve been doing in my yard over the past few days is raking out the flower beds. Dead leaves, the mess left from the ferns, etc. Getting ready! I think our last frost date is sometime next month.

What a great set of shots, I love the group daffodil shot… really made me smile, I could see it too!

Nice that you name all those trees, I don’t know the names of so many of the trees and plants I see. Have a great day.

Margaret, thank you! Glad I am not alone in thinking daffodils can talk. And, I wish I knew the names of more trees here in NJ.

I love that sign!  It looks way more like spring there than it does here.  It’s a cold windy mid-40’s day.  Thanks for the color.  I needed to be reminded Spring is out there.

Wow. Gotta love the West Milford florist and gift shop sign. It is totally surreal.

Dogwoods this early in the season? They’re blooming here, too, but it seems early to me. But maybe my memory is faulty.

Happy spring!

Reya, a little to surreal for me!

Yes, everything here is on fast forward. I think all our rain has pushed things forward more than normal.

frost free date = 5/15 - but I usually wait a few days as I’ve been hit on the 16th once or twice.

Have just read your last 3 posts - love the photos of Spring.  Spring is a little late coming in Scotland - the weather has been so cold.  Love the Mia post, it will be great to follow your drives through your photos.

You are braver than I am to pet a bee!!  Lovely trees, especially the cherry!

Maggie, somehow I figured I could count on you for the frost date!

Joyce, our spring is very early! The past few days have been unseasonably warm. We can’t wait to have more adventures with Mia!

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