My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Has Finally Arrived

Yesterday I was able to get out into the yard to photograph the spring growth in the yard. It felt wonderful! Anyway, I'm sharing a few things today. Also, a friend, Stacy, who is a professional photographer, came over the other day and showed me some editing features on my iPhoto that even I didn't know. She's so very good on her computer and really put me to shame showing me things that I sat in stunned silence for several seconds since she isn't even on a Mac. I'll be doing more practice with my camera around the house today. I'm very blessed to count this young chick as my friend.

This is our apple tree blossoming out.

Using my close-up setting on my Canon proves you can get good up-close photos.

This wasn't the best up-close photo but I'll share my failures as well as my successes.

Our new cherry tree.

My favorite tree is Quaking Aspen. I just love how the leaves flutter in the slightest breeze.

Hubby's Concord grapes are budding out also. Did you know you can actually watch grapes grow as they grow so fast, probably an inch every few days and can easily grow 15 ft. in one season? (Nope, I didn't focus correctly on this one either.)


  1. Captured beautifully, Connie. Hope today is a better day for you.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I wish spring would be here in Michigan! It is about 40 degrees out today. Too cold for end of April for me! Love the photos!

  3. Spring is looking pretty at your house! Love your new photo skills. My camera is getting rather old and I have "new camera" on my brain. After seeing your pics, I really have "new camera" on my brain.

  4. Hi Connie Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful share today. I love seeing the beauty that surrounds you. It tickles me pink that you were able to get outside. Yea!!!! I know you must be stir crazy by now.

    Your trees are magnificent. I love seeing the beauty that God surrounds us with each day, if we but open our eyes a peep and look.

    Can't wait to see those buds open, so keep your eyes on them. I want to see it all.

    I continue to keep you in my prayers sweet one. I can't tell you how tickled it makes me to see that you ventured outside today. Fresh air for you sweetie. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry


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