We've had a good bit of rain here this week and that's a good thing because it quenches the thirst of the flora and fauna and makes everything look fresh and revitalized. I spent a few minutes this afternoon taking some photos of a redbud in our yard that grew from seed. We have lots of redbud trees now because we keep letting them reseed. I love these trees so much and was thrilled that I could catch some of the raindrops on their petals. There were honeybees buzzing about among the flowers, but they were camera-shy and didn't want to pose. I was so excited to see them looking for nectar and pollen since there is a nasty little mite that has threatened their well-being.
The photo above shows several of the trees next to our drive. I tried to capture the effect of their branches so laden with their beautiful flowers. I loved the way the pink of the petals plays against the gray backdrop of the overcast day.
I came back inside and took a photo of a little niche in our dining area that I have decorated for Spring. Through the window you can see some of the dogwoods that are just now beginning to come out. I took the second picture a little later this afternoon and turned on the little lamp I have in that niche.
Just like crows, I love all things sparkly and shiny. I love feathering my nest with all kinds of delicious baubles and treasures I've found on my journey. Some of my passions include lampworking, painting and creating adornments for my home. Richard, the man I have been fortunate to have as the love of my life for these many years lights up my days. Our daughter, Sarah is the other joy of my life. I welcome you to stop by and visit me here anytime. I hope you find something you enjoy!