May 042011

We’ve had a late spring, as far as trees blooming.

Normally this time of year, the trees are starting to really show that they are coming out of hibernation and you can see some color coming from the branches as you drive down the road.  I’ve had years that I’ve been so busy with my life and didn’t really take time to notice, and by the time that I really let it register, it’s June and every tree has sprung their leaves and I didn’t even get a chance to watch it happen.

As I was driving the back roads on Monday, I really took notice that there is still so much bareness to the woods .  Sure, the pines are green as usual, but it really isn’t Spring until the other trees start filling in the gaps.

Plus, it has been so cold and gloomy lately, that I haven’t really paid attention to my natural surroundings when I go out and bring in firewood after work.

Except for today.  Today was SUNNY and in the 50s! *happy dance*

Going out for my nightly chore provided something wonderful to be seen.

The maple trees are showing their brilliant red color and welcoming spring to the Northwoods.

No other tree or bush has dared to show any sign of waking up yet.  I guess I can’t blame them with the way that the weather has been doing a roller coaster this year.

Maybe now that the maples have showed how brave they are that the rest will follow suit.

I just hope the grass doesn’t get too excited… we still have to fix the lawn mower.

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  1. The picture is awesome, Mom! So pretty! And as for the weather, I believe Mother Nature was having a mood swing or something!!! 😉

  2. Thanks honey! Hopefully we are on an “upswing” in the weather department now 🙂

  3. You are making me want to go out and check our maple trees right now. That would be fine, if it weren’t already dark. We’ve been waiting so long for the snow to melt, that I haven’t thought to check the trees yet. Here’s to hoping that spring is finally made it up north!

  4. Beautiful picture Mom! Love it, and I can’t wait to be able to see the trees around here doing that.

  5. Me likie! 😉

  6. We are getting rain today, so I hope that will coax the rest of the trees to open up.

  7. I would have thought that your trees would have already started since you live south of us. Shouldn’t be long for ya now!

  8. Thankie 🙂

  9. Well, the one tree is doing what I call “bubbling”, where the branches have bumps all over them. It’s a weird tree. I’ll start looking at the trees when we’re driving tomorrow. I will, of course, be bringing my camera!!!

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