Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cherry Blossom Pink

Look what happened in time for Easter! When we moved in fourteen years ago, I planted Yoshino Cherry trees along our driveway instead of the ubiquitous Bradford pears. Only two survived, but they have become lovely mature trees which add fragrance and beauty to our yard. They do not have edible fruit, but the blossoms are worth growing these trees. In fact, this is the same variety that graces the National Mall in Washington, D.C.While I was photographing the cherry trees, I kept noticing bluebirds flying from tree to tree in the front yard. It is time for the annual battle for the birdhouses between the bluebirds and the house sparrows. If you look carefully, you can see both in this pecan tree.
One more day of school until spring break! Last night I worked for about an hour on the next lesson in my Think Like an Artist quilt workshop. Nope, not going to show you yet! This one is supposed to be a self-portrait. Well, a self-portrait along the lines of Domestic Goddess in yesterday's post. Suffice it to say, this does not look much like me! I am not happy with it yet and make totally scrap that one and start over. Our teacher spent the day traveling to Florida and has not made any more comments today. I can tell you that this class is stretching my comfort level!


D2Quilter said...

I love all your creative quilting. I was wondering if you mind if I "tag" you in my upcoming post?

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Hi d2quilter,

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you are talking about the "7 Things You Did Not Know About Me," I posted that on February 20

Maggie said...

what gorgeous trees. no sign of spring here is Ontario yet. thanks for visiting my blog. I've gotten very behind in the class work