Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Kind of Germ Sure isn't the Swine Flu!


Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. -Pearl S. Buck


Red Oak




Sugar Maple



Scarlet Maple

Red Pine

Blue Spruce

Ash- enlarge to see the cute bee peeking around at the camera

Buckeye

Ginkgo

We caught the germ of happiness today while on a new growth scavenger hunt. I don't think we will be recuperating anytime soon! :)

20 comments:

Colleen said...

isn't it so lovely seeing everything in bloom again.

great photos. i especially love the gingko leaves.

Tan Family said...

What gorgeous pictures! You live in a beautiful place.

dongdong said...

I noticed the red pine too. Ours are more red but few are that beautiful purple like in your picture.

I love gingko nuts and that is one of my favorite shaped leaves. We cook and eat them.

Are the "airplanes" maple? We like playing with them. :)

I'll have to post some picture of some trees as I have no idea what they are even though I bought them. *sheepish grin*

Lisa said...

yes, those airplanes are maple seeds D.

Anet said...

I have a buckeye in my front yard near the road. The city planted it there. It took me a few years to figure out what it was. Last summer was the first time it had buckeyes.
Your photos are so lovely. I'm so happy it's spring!

Joy said...

It must be a tree kind of day. :) Yours are beautiful.

sunnymama said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm so enjoying seeing all the new growth in our garden, and on people's blogs, this spring :)

Joyce said...

beautiful shots!

Artistmama said...

Spring is looking beautiful there in Ohio! Have I told you we used to live in Columbus, OH? We miss it, tho love our beloved SW as well.

jumbleberryjam said...

I love ginko!! :-) Another amazing day for you and your girls. Thanks for sharing it!!

Super Fun Mama said...

Oh, you guys have so much fun outside! Do you live in the country?

Lisa said...

Super Fun, yes we do. We are on a dead end street, the lots on the street each have 5 acres (former farmland). Lots of rolling farmland still around here and a couple patches of woodlands. It's very lovely.

Lisa said...

Becca, how long ago did you live in Columbus??? Were you raised in Ohio?

Stephanie said...

Lots of plants that we don't have around here!

Momma Snail said...

We are studying seeds right now. And a new growth scavenger hunt would be great! I love these pictures!

Artistmama said...

Lisa-

No, I grew up in Western New York. I went to art school in Cols and was there about 7 years. My husband went to the same art school, we loved it there. My dh proposed in Deaf Park, we have such fond memories.

A Day That is Dessert said...

I love this: "we caught the germ of happiness"

Tara said...

Delightful photographs.... it is so nice to see all this fresh, new green springing to life!

Sara said...

So lovely.

Adrienne said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics!