How’s Spring Shaping Up?

It is coming along very nicely here in northern Illinois.  Although most trees are still look pretty bare, our magnolia trees have started blooming.  We have a few white blossoming trees in the front of our house and a magnolia tree that produces pink blossoms in the back around our deck.  These blossoms are short-lived so I’ve been cutting  branches to bring inside to enjoy them more.

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Also, today while driving, I noticed clumps of yellow daffodils blooming along the sides of a two lane road.  These clumps appeared quite frequently for a mile or two.  They were a wonderful surprise!  I couldn’t help but wonder who would have planted them there as they didn’t seem to be on private property.  I wanted to stop and pick a bunch, but of course I didn’t.  I picked up a bunch at Trader Joe’s instead.

How is spring shaping up by you?

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4 thoughts on “How’s Spring Shaping Up?

  1. Jevne

    Hi Cindy, I was in northern Illinois over the weekend and enjoyed all the forsythia, jonquils, hyacinths, etc., but I’m hope the next time I go the crabapples along Interstate 80 will be blooming. Something to break up that boring drive. What are you working on?

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    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Jevne. Our crabapple trees are just starting to bud. They have the tiniest bits of green and red on them right now. I am hoping that this will be a nice year for them because they can be beautiful. I just finished up something for the Little Darlings, I also am knitting a dress for her, and I have an outfit for Patience in the works. Have a great day, Jevne.

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