Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dogwoods, Redbuds and Hollow Logs



Instead of the blazing oranges and reds of fall, the spring trees have soft pastel hues of light greens, pinks, whites. We have one redbud in the yard but over a dozen dogwoods.



The dogwoods show up like drifts of white snow drops on the hillside against the still bare tree branches.







Our local pileated woodpecker has been making a wood chip pile of this old log. We hear him but never see him hard at work - very sneaky guy!




The tiny wood violets (the yellow ones, I think) and clumps of deep purple ones scatter along the trail up the hillside behind us. I love their deep color and tiny size.







I hope you have enjoyed the visit to my spring yard - do go to Scenic Sunday and Today's Flowers for more lovely scenes. Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Catherine said...

Wonderful photos! So many things to see and so many beautiful colors in your yard ~ lucky you!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww - the dogwoods are beautiful - such delicate colours - all pink and white! And the flowers are just well - they are lovely that close up - perfect petals, perfect colours. And so tiny things too! They really brighten up the bare trees and ground.

I'd love to see this woodpecker hard at work! That's some wood chip pile!

Take care
x

life's journey said...

They all pretty...happy SS!

noel said...

aloha,

very beautiful flowers on your dogwoods, i love the colors and spring coming into your garden, thanks for taking us on a tour.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous series of photos, maybe someday you will see the Pileated woodie.

siromade08 said...

What sa beautiful season a spring can bring us, you can see all the beauty of God's creation especially the blooming of the flowers, your's are just gorgeous, very colorful. Thanks for sharing to us.

Denise said...

We hear our woodpecker sharpening his beak on the eaves in the early hours. Haven't seen him yet either ;) Really appreciate you sharing these lovely photos and flowers with Today's Flowers.

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