Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Things I am thankful for: Spring Trees

Sorry to have been AWOL the past couple of days. There is not much stitching going on in my life. I did get some stash last week, so I will share that tomorrow, and I am doing some stitching on a penny rug (felt embroidery with pearl cotton #5). That is going so quickly, that I thought I would have a finished project to show you, but again, not a lot of stitching going on. I have a feeling it is a combination of getting over this cold/cough I have been fighting, and the totally gray weather we have been having. They promised sunshine today, but in this zip code we haven't seen it yet.

I am enjoying the unfurling of spring in this area. It started a couple of weeks ago, when the grass turned green, and then you noticed that the tree branches were not as stark as they had been a couple of days ago, just a little softening of the outlines of the branches. The next sign was the willow trees turning a bright yellow-green. Most of the year willows are sad and dull, but in the spring they lead the way. By now most of the trees are showing some growth, either their very plain flowers, or the seeds that will soon be littering the ground and filling the gutters on houses. Fruit trees are showing their very beautiful flowers, cherry trees, apple trees, and crab apple trees: pink, white, and more pink! I wish I had pictures to show you, but I am not a good enough photographer to catch the nuances, and they change every day!

I see sun!

1 comment:

Moonsilk Stitches said...

A few year's back I crabbed all summer as they blocked lanes all down Stony Island to landscape the median from 95th to about 70th or so. Waste of money I said. Well, I was a fool--ever since each spring each median section sports gorgeous patches with a variety of daffodils, jonquils, narcissis, and pink, red and yellow tulips. They brighten even gray days and make my commute a joy.