Sunday, April 20, 2014

spring sightings

I hope everyone had a nice Easter. I thought this was such a beautiful idea. Each year on Easter Sunday, an Atlanta church erects a wood cross, wraps it with oasis and wire mesh and the congregation then fills it with flowers. Read more about it here.

After several days of dark skies and heavy rain, the sun shined on Easter Sunday afternoon. We got on the bikes and explored our soon-to-be neighborhood.  

Everything has turned very green! 

We happened upon some mating dances being performed by a group of wood storks. You can barely see them in the distance at the end of the pond. This is a different pond than the one I showed last week. This one has huge water lilies.

Two males were strutting around with their wings fully extended while the females just stood nonchalantly looking the other way.

This swing is in the lawn across from our lot.  It faces the marshes of the Broad River. 

We decided an Easter treat was in order so we stopped at Bruster's, our local ice cream stand, and were excited to see a bed of several striking Bottlebrush plants (Callistemon). Perfect compliment to Bruster's awnings.

What are your favorite spring sightings these days?

Melanie, of The French Cottage, won the giveaway bag. Thanks for entering to all those that left comments.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. The new neighborhood looks absolutely beautiful!

  2. Just wanted to pop back over and say thank-you for the bag. It's lovely! And the view around the neighborhood is too! It's always nice to stop and smell the roses and I love that you guys get out on your bikes and do that.


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