Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Friday

It's Friday and we are thrilled!! This morning, as Mommy was enjoying her coffee, we saw that is was snowing in the northern US. We looked outside our window and wondered if it was snowing here. Here's what we saw in our yard in Georgia this morning.
Yeah, this kinda looks like snow but its not. This is the underside of our Japanese cherry tree in our front yard.This is our very favorite tree at our house and it is in full bloom right now. As you can see, its even taller than our house (sorry the pic is dark, it was taken at sunrise).

Daddy took this close up picture of the cherry blossoms. Mommy thinks its very artistic!

This is what the flowers look like. The whole tree is covered in these blooms. When they begin to drop off of the tree, it will look like its snowing. And oh, the blooms smell so very good and sweet.
Here are some flowers that are growing in one of our front flower beds. When the flowers in this bed start coming up, Mommy says she knows warm weather and spring is right around the corner.
Georgia, and the rest of the American South, is well known for the azaleas and ours are just starting to bloom. Daddy hates azaleas but Mommy loves them so he is not allowed to get rid of them, ever!
Aren't they so pretty? Ah, it's spring and it's going to be about 75 degrees today. We wonder if the Beautiful Pearl and the Magnificient Lady Boo would like to come over and spend the day with us? Happy Friday everyone. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

22 comments:

The Meezers said...

we has 6 inches of snow today!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Poor Meezers--we had only a few scattered flurries, though they had an inch or so up where we work.

Daisy said...

Those cherry blossoms are so pretty! I like the azaleas, too.

Tybalt said...

We love cherry trees and azaleas, too! How can anyone hate azaleas? Your daddy is silly.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Those are very pretty flowers! We aren't sure what that temperature is in Celcius, but it was +10C here today. Spring is definitely here, with lots of flowers blooming.

Enjoy your flowers and your nice weather!

The Furry Kids said...

Pretty!
We had more snow last night. We love seeing pictures of pretty flowers and warm weather!

DEBRA said...

Aren't those beautiful...oh my how gorgeous. I will have to come over and visit your cherry blossom tree...that is really gorgeous. And all of those lovely azaleas... just spectacular. Oh Capt'n Jack we need to talk a stroll in your garden...

Have a great weekend!

Purrs and Headbumpies
Your loyal and devoted pirate lady love
Miss Boo

Lux said...

That tree is very beautiful - enjoy the day!

topcatrules said...

Mom says she has had a cr#% morning so looking at your pictures made her feel a bit better. (Mom has 2 teenage boys with driving licenses, *sigh*.)

Derby said...

We get pin confetti when our tree finally blooms. That should be early May.

Mum loves azalea's too, she found a couple that are winter hardy. She uncovered them today from their little blankies.

Karen Jo said...

I am jealous. The crabapple tree next door and our forsythia bush, which are the first trees to bloom each year, don't even have good buds yet.

Adan*Michico said...

Happy Happy Weekend to you as well~!
I love seeing these flowers so much~!! Spring is already here making the magic!
Thanks for posting these photos to cheer everyone up!

meemsnyc said...

Wow, what pretty amazing flowers! Cherry blossoms are great!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. Soon it will look like that here, and I can't wait ;-)

PB & J said...

The cherry blossoms are so pretty - we like your kind of snow much better!

Dearest Dante,
Mommy didn't helps us with the computer yesterday, so I couldn't tell you how much I wanted to come down and wander the gardens with you. Purrhaps I can come down today and we'll nap beneath the cherry tree?

Purrs and Nosekisses,
Your Pirate Princess Pearl

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

Wow, what stunning flowers. You are so lucky to be able to see them right outside your window!

Tyler said...

Thank you for the lovely flower pictures. They brightened up my mood.

Parker said...

Sigh, that looks soooooo warm and nice...

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

OH YEAH! We gots flowers outta the ground and flowery trees. It is SO pretty!

Camie's Kitties said...

Those look very pretty. Mom will be seeing some of the Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC in a week.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

TT said...

When Mommy Bean was younger (like a squilliion years ago) she lived in Georgia. She still remembers to this day the Cherry Blossom Parade in which a Sally Jessy Raphael was in. She loved the Cherry Blossoms too!

Forty Paws said...

That is a beautiful cherry tree! All of your flowers are gorgeous!

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