Tuesday, March 16, 2010

For the Love of a Tree


I took them for granted all my years in Kentucky --those glorious Redbud trees which grow best on their own in the wild. The east Kentucky hills are simply abounding in color at this time of year, and the drive from Ashland, then Morehead and into Lexington is about the prettiest drive in the world. When I moved to Michigan I looked, but there were no hills decorated with those delicate trees. Every spring I get a little homesick and to fix that, I'm going to Kentucky in a few weeks. I haven't been brave enough to ask if the Redbuds are still in bloom, but I surely hope so.
Now it's your turn: what picture makes you happy? Then click over to Leigh's to see what ups the happiness factor for everyone else.


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21 comments:

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous! I hope they will be blooming for you when you visit...

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

So pretty!! Maybe they are blooming late this year because of the weather?

The Cotton Wife said...

I love the daffodils in bloom. Now I wish ours would bloom so that I can stop trespassing in order to photograph other people's.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful tree.

Lucy and Ethel said...

Kentucky's purty close to North Carolina, in case you'd like to take just a tiny side trip....

Lucy

The Incredible Woody said...

No redbuds blooming here yet:(

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Our redbuds are not blooming yet. I am waiting......
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Teddy Started It said...

I love the redbuds too -- especially on a rainy day when the trunks and limbs are dark w/moisture. Ours haven't started blooming yet either. I hope the ones in Kentucky are waiting for you:D

Betty said...

Blooming trees make me happy too. especially cherry blossoms. I´ve never seen redbuds in real life, but they look lovely.

parentingBYdummies said...

Man can't wait until things start blooming around here. I'm 100% over the brownness.

Jientje said...

Aaaah trees in bloom, lovely. I visited the fruit region in our country last year and took a gazillion pictures of the trees in bloom. I'm SO looking forward to do this again this year!

Much More Than Mommy said...

I wonder if I ever left Florida, if I'd miss the palm trees...

Nancy C said...

Blooming trees make me incredibly happy. It's joy on a vine.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope for Kentucky's sake, those trees are still blooming for YOU.
They are gorgeous.

Kassie said...

Beautiful tree!

Lora said...

I grew up in Southern Indiana and that was one of my favorite signs of spring :)
my absolute favorite though was the jonquils (daffodils) blooming. Because my birthday is in late March and they would start blooming just a few days before, I considered them my 'birthday flower'
:)
Strangely enough, I see a lot of jonquils around mid-TN but not many redbuds...

w said...

so pretty! hope they're blooming when you get to kentucky!

visiting from leigh's!

leigh said...

Wow, that tree is beautiful. Except...it kinda makes me want to sneeze!

Mrs4444 said...

What makes me happy is being your friend. Muuaah! :)

Debbie said...

LOVE these..... LOVE the color!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

when is a few weeks... please say the week of april 12th through 17th... cause i am heading north them and WOULD SO MEET YOU SOMEWHERE if only for a HUG!