Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sunrise Surprises

As I mentioned the other day, there is something new to see each sunrise around here, and this morning was no exception.

First off, hello moon!

You might recognize the bright greenery in the foreground of the first three images belonging to one of the many mystery trees we’ve been exploring. I am now even more confident that this is some type of maple, given the shape of the leaves. I’ve seen a few different maples around here, and I’ll be sure to share more with you in the future.

Our next door neighbors had an Easter egg hunt for their grandkids, and this morning I found “number 30” for their granddaughter hiding in the blossoms of one of the fruit trees along the driveway!

Next to the fruit tree we have another blossoming tree which only yesterday was covered in tiny pink buds. This one, I believe, is a type of wild cherry (although I may be mixing them up).

It’s getting hard to keep up with all this tree activity around the farm. I fear we may have an arboreal backlog!


  1. Isn't green just an amazing colour?

  2. Ah, Spring continues on. Great pictures!

  3. Hello, Moon!

    ”I found ‘number 30’ for their granddaughter hiding in the blossoms of one of the fruit trees along the driveway!”

    Ha! Did you leave it there?

  4. Thanks Crystal!

    FrankenGirl - yes! I thought it looked so great there that I'd just leave it for the next person to discover. :)

  5. Definitely a maple, although it's funny that I've never really noticed flowers on a maple before.

    Heh. I had the same thought as frankengirl about the egg. Smart of them to number the eggs.

  6. Hi LilyB! The flowers on maples are rather short-lived, and especially in the case of the big leafs in WA, rapidly overcome by the leaf-burst!

  7. Wild cherries poisonous to eat or not?

  8. Good question UltimateWriter. As I was discussing with my neighbor this morning, the wild cherries are edible, but very bitter. He recommends using them to make wine or beer, but that you have to beat the birds to the punch as they are a favorite among the winged.

    I'm wondering if maybe I could cut in a heavy helping of sugar, or perhaps another very sweet, mild sugary fruit, and bake a mean cherry pie! We'll have to see what the birds leave for me! ;)

  9. C’est très beau chez vous !

  10. Merci Manu! Je sais que je suis très chanceuse.

  11. The colours of nature.They never cease to amaze me.

  12. Couldn't have said it better myself Tahrman!


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