This is our first post on our new computer! Almost 2 weeks ago, our old old old computer crashed and burned and bit the dust. It also took with it over 5,000 photos that were destroyed. The photo files were even corrupt on the last few backups on our external hard drive. Most of these photos were the ones taken in the last year which included many of Sparky's puppy pictures. Mama was soooooooooooooooooooooooo mad!
Since Mama is part GEEK, she took the old puter apart, tore out the hard drive and hooked it up to the new puter to see if she could restore any of the corrupt data. No such luck! Gone forever. Luckily we could copy many of the photos from our blog this past year and facebook posts. So at least we have some of our favorites back.
We decided to post photos of our many flowering trees today. This year our trees have bloomed a full 6 weeks ahead of normal due to our mild winter. Now we must worry about the frost they are forecasting for tonight. We sure hope it doesn't hit as it would probably ruin the flowers & buds and many of the new young leaves on some of our trees. The bees have been busy pollinating our apple trees so we hope they will be ok.
First here are our Magnolia trees, a pink one and yellow one:
Next are the Redbud trees:
Now this is a closeup of the flowers when they first start to open:
And this is what they look like fully opened:
Here are some Canadian Geese that landed in our ponds a few nights ago:
Here are some pictures of the flowers on our Flowering Crab Apple trees and Apple trees:
We still have 2 more flowering Crab Apple trees just starting to bloom. So we'll wait to take photos when the flowers are open a bit more.
When we were walking around taking photos, three deer were sleeping under some of our bushes by the apple trees. We scared them, so they ran to the back of our land just behind the fence. We caught a photo of the Mama deer staring at us:
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek