It’s Beautiful Everywhere


One great thing about spring in Virginia is how pretty it is everywhere. I thought I’d show you what I see as I’m driving around! A word of warning though – these are not drop dead gorgeous shots. They can’t be. The locations are bad and on the days I shot these, so was the lighting. But it had been raining and more rain was coming. So it was either take the pictures or have none.

But back on topic – it’s pretty in front of the bank.

Flowering trees at the bank

Flowering trees at the bank

And the road going into the strip mall down the street, the one with the grocery store and other places to shop and eat.

I see this when I drive out of our subdivision,

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this when I walk the dogs,

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and this when I look at the corner of our backyard.

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The edge of the parking lot at the park where I walk is even lined with flowering trees!

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Driveway at Deep Run Park

I found these tiny flowers on the forest floor, surrounded by leaves that only recently came down from the oak trees.

Of course, if I’m willing to put in the work, I can get some spectacular flowering trees to show you as well:

Overlooking Lake Sydnor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Virginia

Overlooking Lake Sydnor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Virginia

The trees are leafing out more each day. I went to the botanical gardens yesterday and these trees are no longer in bloom (only two weeks difference!) but other things were blooming. And of course, the pollen is everywhere. My car is burgundy color with powdery yellow streaks and splats.

Sit quietly, doing nothing,
spring comes,
and the grass grows by itself.
– Zen Proverb

Have a good week!