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.
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,
this when I walk the dogs,
and this when I look at the corner of our backyard.
The edge of the parking lot at the park where I walk is even lined with flowering trees!
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:
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,
and the grass grows by itself.
– Zen Proverb
Have a good week!
Flowers Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Richmond Virginia crabapple trees Deep Run Park dogwood trees flowering trees forget-me-nots Lake Sydnor Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens spring violets
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Great photos. Love the Zen quote. Thanks for stopping by Poemattic. Happy Summer!
Thank you! I’m glad you liked the post and thanks for visiting me back.
You have a good summer also.
I really like the one with the shot of the lake–so inviting!
I agree with you on that! It’s a gorgeous view at Ginter when those trees flower.
Beautiful pictures!! <3
Thank you! So nice to see you again. I’m glad you didn’t give up the blog.
That lake shore looks like a movie set! Amazing. The pink trees are punctuating the scenery these days. Lovely.
It does look like a movie set! It almost looks fake with how pretty it is. I’m sure enjoying all those flowers. The pollen, not so much.
Sneezing along with you. Have a great weekend!
It is truly beautiful everywhere this time of the year when practically everything blooms! Wonderful captures, Nancy. They remind me of our garden and neighborhood in Maryland.
Hello there… Virginia is beautiful and the neighborhood is so chic… It seems taken from a movie….
I love it!!!! … Plus the blooming pink trees are glorious.
All my best wishes. Aquileana :D
It is beautiful here, so my post conveyed what I was trying to do – thanks for stopping by (as always).
This is a wonderful array of “real life” photos! And how I love the redbuds that line our roads frame our buildings like icing on a cake. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Dor – glad you liked it! I just love looking around and seeing all those flowering trees. The redbuds are great eye candy. I’ve probably seen some, but not when I was out taking my pictures.
Gorgeous pics…here in Australia we are trying to come to terms with the approaching winter!
Thanks Anna! Yeah, I felt that way last fall when you were so eagerly looking forward to spring and I was not looking forward to winter. Winter brings it’s own beauty, but it’s hard to put up with.
Oh my goodness! This is just a bunch of gorgeousness, Nancy – there is nothing better than trees in bloom in the spring – crabapples and plums and redbuds and cherry and dogwood – beautiful beautiful beautiful!
Isn’t it just great? I couldn’t resist trying to show everyone all the beauty in the common everyday life. I’m glad you liked it!
what a lovely view…a nice place to walk and look…….thanks for sharing…love, Mom
I love these springy pictures. The blossoms make it look like a wonderland. The pictures look great in spite of the rainy weather. It looked like this during my visit to Vancouver, BC a few weeks ago. Enjoy.
Thanks Darlene! I’m glad you enjoyed them and also enjoyed your trip home. The family was all looking good in your post!
You are sooooooo lucky to have spring. The pictures are gorgeous.
We’re still waiting for the flowers in the Toronto area. Forecast is possible flurries at midnight!
I lived over the border from you in Rochester, New York. You have my sympathies. It’s a great place to live and wonderful quality of life, but the weather pretty much sucks. Rochester snowed from Halloween to Easter (every day too!) and trees didn’t get leaves until mid-May. Being from the Chicago area, I was used to it, but winters are long that far north.
I’m glad I could give a little brightness to your day!