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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung...

...the grass is green.

 I still don't know where the flowers are.
My Mountain Ash in the front of our house is beginning to bud, though.

 It's a grey day, but the colors are just that much more brilliant against the back ground.

I'm taking you on my walk today along the street that runs parallel to the Red River and then along the walkway through the park that runs along the river.
I never get tired of seeing these sights. I appreciate the order of the cut grass and the walkway, it's nature, yet in a very controlled way.

 I love how green everything is, I revel in it's beauty!

I offer you lots of photos today, I want you to feel the beauty of the green that I enjoy so much.

The flowers aren't up yet, they take their time here in Manitoba. But once they are set to bloom, every yard is filled with beautiful colour.

These are the first Spring outdoor photos that I've shown this year, so far. 
I will be gone most of the next month, Our youngest daughter is here for a few weeks before she goes to her job on a remote lake in northern Manitoba. Starting in two days, I have a ladies Conference to attend and help with, I'm the registrar. 

A week after that, I will fly to the west coast and visit my oldest brother (whom I have not seen for four years) and his wife for a few days. I hope to meet up with a couple of bloggers that I have met through their blogs. I am so excited to meet Melissa and Pamela. It won't be long now!!!
Then I have a wedding to go to and a mini-family reunion.
After that I will visit with my oldest daughter and her sweet family, storing up all the hugs and kisses that I possibly can.

So if you don't see me post much in the next month, don't give up on me...I will be ba-a-a-a-ack!!!

Enjoy your week my friends!

Hugs, Cindy

I love this tree, not sure what it is, but it's so pretty!


Anne said...

Oh I love that lacy look that trees get when the leaves are just starting to form - so beautiful!

Thanks for sharing this!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Isn't it amazing how it is all of a sudden *green* one day! And how much we appreciate it after the brown?!
Have a wonderful time of traveling and seeing all of those loved ones!
Happy May Day!

Pondside said...

Your neighbourhood is really pretty in its new green wardrobe!

Betty said...

Thank you for taking us on your walk. Such beautiful trees in so many shades of green.
I hope you enjoy the next month of travel and of visiting and look forward to your posts when you return.
Happy days,

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hope you have tons of fun with all your pending adventures, Cindy!! One of the things I love about blogging is that I get to see spring extended over time!! beautiful photos. blessings ~ tanna

All Things Chic 2 said...

I'm your newest Canadian follower!!!
And a lover of our Lord as well...
Stop by my world too sometime...
Blessings Lori

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow, you have a packed schedule Cindy! Hope you enjoy every bit of it. Thanks for the spring photo tour-the colors are wonderful. I'm amazed each spring when the grass is so vibrant. The white flowering tree is beautiful.


Wow, that's quite the schedule, Cindy! I hope your have a great time.

If you're ever out my way, we'll have to hook up!!!


Rhonda said...

all that green is so refreshing after a cold winter.

We will miss you and I know your husband is really going to miss you.

have a wonderful trip!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Lovely green avenues and beautiful trees in bud! Have a lovely time visiting your family and friends! Sharon x

Elna said...

Lovely pictures and yes now it's spring. Have a great time.


Pen Pen said...

Welcome, Spring! It's hot here today in NC; 90 degrees! We admired an Ash tree recently that had beautiful yummy smelling white that the same tree you have?

Sue said...

I love spring! It is one of my four favorite seasons!! :) The lacy look (as one of your friends described it) and the different vibrant shades of green never fail to amaze and warm me. God is such an amazing artist. So excited to see you in less than 3 weeks!!
xoxo Sue

Millie said...

Hi Cindy
Your photos today are beautiful! Enjoy your time away...maybe when you get back we could get together.

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Julie Harward said...

I LOVE the bright green! We are just now getting it too but where our new little home is, it's totally summer! Have a wonderful time on your trip, it all sounds like so much fun! :)

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, celebrated as much as your green! beautiful photos with a special green! so green!! intensely bright. IS a blessing. I hope you have fun and have this month to receive and give love to your beloved family. I hope you back! hugs. Rose M

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures Cindy! Enjoy your time away especially with your family! I'll be here waiting to hear all about your wonderful trips. Enjoy your time and blessings to you my friend, Gail

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your area is beautiful, Cindy! I like your walking path.

Enjoy all your special family times! My daughter's wedding is in three weeks so I will also be quite busy very soon. We will have to catch up with each other in a month or so's time!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Looks like things are greening up your way!

Enjoy your time away!

Faye Henry said...

Hi Cindy.. Your trees look like ours.. We must be much the same..Your pics look like our capital city of Fredericton with the St. John River flowing through it..I was there for ladies retreat last weekend..
Have a blessed time.. So happy for you to see your dear family..
Love and Prayers..

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Cindy, I love these beautiful photos of green. There are so many shades of green in the spring aren't there? We haven't reached that stage yet here but maybe by next week. I'll miss seeing you here while you're away but I know you will be having a wonderful time with your family. Blessings to you and safe travels my friend! Hugs, Pamela

Greet Lefèvre said...

Your house and neighbourhood looks very beautiful! Much more as ours here at the moment!! It is all so wet, it rained for days! You should see it! I love the pictures you showed us here!! I am so looking forward to summer! We do need sunshine!
Well well you are a busy woman my friend! Parties, visits, ....!! Enjoy all of it! No I won't give you up!! Are you kidding?!!!
Big hugs,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I can see why you never tire of the is so lovely where you live! Your travels and visits sound wonderful...hope you have a wonderful time!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Beautiful photos! The grass sure looks greener on the other side! My grass is looking pitiful. The sun is parching it already.
What a fun and busy schedule you have! I see you're having the same speaker as we had. She's awesome. Hope you enjoy every minute of your excursions!

Carol said...

Have a wonderful month! I love watching the daily changes in the seasons. Another evidence of our faithful God.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Everything looks so green and pretty! Have a wonderful vacation and tell us of your adventures when you get back!


Pamela said...

I love where you live Cindy so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing these great photos!
Melissa and i look so forward to meeting you! Melissa is also glad for a ladies day out away from her house lol !!!!!
Pamela xoxo

oldthings said...

Dear Cindy
Wonderful walk. I am sure you enjoy it! I wish you a wonderful time in your journey and look forward eagerly to post your wonderful moments.
Have nice vacations

Ana said...

Oh Cindy,
I love all the green. You are surrounded by so much natural beauty. Thank you for taking us along with you on your nature walk. Beautiful pictures my friend. Wishing you a wonderful month...May it be filled with tons of blessings. Enjoy your time with family and friend. Sending you a great big hug.

Much love,

Brittany said...

Spring is my favorite time of year! I just love how green the grass is when it's fresh =) Love your pictures!

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for your visit! You have not yet gone on vacation? I hope that all this wonderful time! blessings! Rose Marie

Ioana-Carmen said...

Very intersting! follow each other darling?:X

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

You live in such a beautiful area, Cindy. I especially love your tree-lined street.
The green colors sprouting up everywhere are lovely and they give us a taste of the beauty that is to come. Isn't God good?
I don't think you have enough on your plate for the next month or so! ;) Goodness, girl! Happy times and I'm sure you are so excited especially to see your loved ones. Have a grand time, dear friend.