Now for the tulips

As my dear wife Karen and I were tooking around the backyard this weekend, we noticed the emergence of the gorgeous red tulips. Happy new month it is.

Dogwood time!

My yearly cheer for our front-yard dogwood blooms has arrived. Can you hear the happiness? Like the time span of these flowers, my voice of approval is also short and sweet.

Proud still

The yellow of the front-yard daffodils stands out distinctly after the first mow of the season. I’m impressed how long they’ve endured this year.

Our first blossoms of spring

Our front-yard daffodils once again bless us this time in April as our first blossoms of the year. It’s like saying hello to trusty, old pals. They’re bending a bit with their age, but they sure do know how to make me smile.

Let the tree debate continue

The last time I put the near-buds up here, people told us we did not have a lilac. We had a magnolia. This came after a couple years of my dear wife Karen and I calling our front yard spring-flowering tree our lilac. All because that’s what folks on social media told us it was.…

More cheer from our yellow flowers

We were able to appreciate a warm late-April-like day Saturday, with our Central New York temperatures at last reaching into the 60s. It surely has been an up-and-down spring, with several runs of snow, including just this mid-week. A check around our yard yields yellow as the primary color. The front is vibrant with it.…

The winners up front are yellow, too

My dear wife Karen requested a good look from me before we departed on our 4 p.m. walk with our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. She pointed out the first flower power of the spring up front. Yes, yellow sprouts again. Just like out back.