3/19/18

Blooming Trees

The sun came out yesterday. It looks as if today will be nice as well. Sadie hopped up on the back of the chair and soaked it in. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...


A little later Smitty joined her on Mike's lap. Mike and Smitty have a "bromance" going.


It was chilly, but after breakfast, I engaged in my morning stitching session and then got out for a walk. The trees have been budding out, and their flowers are beginning to open. Most are too high for me to photograph, but this one was cooperative.


There were other things as well. I think this is oleander.


These next two are dianthus, or Sweet Williams.



This one I don't recognize. Maybe one of you will.


And you might think we're still in Texas looking at this one.


This one is aloe vera, but it's mostly bloomed out.


They're very pretty when they bloom. Here's one I swiped off the internet.


Here's a funny little cactus. It looks like it's wearing a turban


Most of the yard art has already been photographed, but there are a few I've missed. These are on the front of someone's motorhome.


I've walked by this one and done a double-take several times. I keep thinking that's a real squirrel inside the feeder.


Yesterday was the first time I noticed this.


It reminded me of a previous visit to Death Valley when we drove past Tea Kettle Junction to get out to the Racetrack.


Okay, now this here...in March...it's very tempting to knock on the door of this motorhome and demand immediate removal of their Christmas decorations. Possibly I should call the police. What do you think?


When I got back to the RV, Mike and Smitty were out for a walk. Smitty heard something under this hedge.

Hey...you in there! I'm coming for you and your children.



I can hear you in there. There is no escape! Resistance is Furtile!



Hm...maybe it's over here.



Maybe if I just reach in here.



Maybe if I use both hands...



As you might guess, this was good for hours of fun. We went out a second time later in the afternoon and did it all again. I heard it too...there really is something there. It's probably a lizard. To be continued.

With so many RV's having left already, there's less activity outside, and he's been more comfortable going out. We took him out a few evenings ago and he marked off some territory. Possibly having staked a claim to some of the real estate, he's feeling more bold. Just the same, we make sure Rocky next door is inside before we venture out.

Today we're heading off to another Temecula winery to meet up with some friends from high school. Social butterflies we are.

7 comments from clever and witty friends:

DeeDee said...

It's a gray and rainy day here in central NC. The pictures of blooming things and kittens in the sunshine are so uplifting. Thanks!

Sandra W said...

I love the pic of the "bro-mance." Smitty is a big boy isn't he?
My mother claims that cats usually prefer men. What do you think?

WoolenSails said...

I can see Mike is really a softy, lol.
What beautiful flowers and unique ones too, fun stroll with all the odd decor, that feeder made me look twice.

Debbie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love Sweet WIlliams - all the blooming things are gorgeous. Tea kettle art - now that's something. Glad to see Smitty is getting some outdoor time now that things have gotten less crowded. Homeward bound soon kitties.

piecefulwendy said...

I've never seen aloe blooming, so thanks for the picture. It's very pretty, as are all the other blooming things you snapped. Yes, I think it's time for that RV to set the Christmas decor free. Ha. I like Smitty's dark streak down his back. He is one big handsome guy!

Kate said...

Glad you were able to get out for a good walk. Love some of the "yard" art. Now I feel vindicated, someone still has Christmas decorations up in March. I'm usually doing good to get mine down by February!

Brown Family said...

THe blooming tree almost looks like a peach tree. I love all of the spring blooms, but they do not like me!. More meds for me! I have never seen an Aloe Vera bloom, either. I have seen century plants bloom, though