Cute title and nice photos, Laurrie. I can just taste the fresh maple syrup that it looks like you are collecting.
Donna, I wish that sugar maple and house were mine, but it's a house several streets away. They always tap their trees but I think they sell the sap to outside syrup distillers. I don't see any sugaring going on in the neighborhood!
Great photos. I could get lost all day doing similar things.
Such a sense of expectation --- waiting, waiting --- in this season.
Love that last photo. So moody.
Lisa, thanks! One of the few times I have been up early enough to get a photo at sunrise as the rays hit the tops of the trees.
No, no. Thank *you* for such delicious images.
Lee, Happy Spring!
Such an awesome time of year!
Forest Keeper, I agree!
I love it Laurrie--I was having just the same thoughts but hadn't gotten out with the camera--and you've done a much better job than I ever could. This is such a great time of year when there's just a blush on the landscape and the promise of spring!
Karla, I do love this expectant time of year too.
how wonderful to see signs of the season coming. Is that witchhazel with all the lovely colour? Haven't had a chance to go outside in days now but we have clear weather tomorrow and I think a walk in the yard is called for to see if I can spy any signs yet.
Marguerite, the lovely red color is a red maple in flower. People don't really notice when the red maples bloom, and don't think about maples having flowers at all. They're big trees and you have to look up to see the tiny red flowers. They are always early, providing a red haze in the sky in March here.
I can't be quiet, it is too soon!
Layanee, I know!
Beautiful, Laurrie! I've noticed in just the last two days that several of our trees are beginning to leaf out as is the old lilac bush. We are at least a month ahead of schedule; I hope a late frost doesn't hurt anything.
Rose, I too am worried about frost. Our warm lovely weather can't last, and I know we still have cold (and frost and snow maybe) in our future.
You have a great sense of humor! I'll be thinking about how hard the trees are working from now on - thanks for the visual!
Cat, It's kind of amazing at this time of year to think of the physics and hydraulics going on in every tree out there. They do work hard!!
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