29 April, 2011

spring snow crabapple

The "spring snow" crabapple tree blossoms looked especially beautiful  against the bright blue Colorado sky this morning.

Such cheerful blooms!

This tree is centered on the little patch we call our "front yard."  It shades the house from the afternoon sun all summmer long.  Songbirds often nest within its branches.

And this year we'll be enjoying our newly paved street, along with the new sidewalks and curbs put down last Fall.  (An entire neighborhood perk due to living across the street from a squeaky wheel.)