Saturday, April 26, 2008

Why I Like Spring In Illinois

It's finally getting to look like Spring!

All the little wildflowers are popping up all over the yard:


My Lilac bushes have TONS of buds on them this year!


But best of all - -

My poor little cherry tree, which was nearly totally destroyed by the November 2006 Ice Storm, to the point where I told Dear Hubby Steve that this Spring it would need to be cut down (a la George Washington? hee.) . . .


LOOK at this little fighter!


The branches that are left are brimming with blossoms!

Heh. I may get a pie out of that tree yet!


Eileen said...

I'm so glad your tree made it. We have one that has to come down this year and it's breaking my heart. Okay not breaking- but I do feel quite bad about the whole thing.

Ree said...

I hope we have an overabundance of lilacs this year. They, along with Lily of the Valley are my very favorite flowers.

Bina said...

Yea! Spring has sprung! And yea, that tree is a fighter! I thought I lost mine too, but they have blooms on them. But they don't have fruit, just blossoms.