Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nature Sent An Early Spring Gift

Posted - one year ago
as of this morning
nothing blooming here by the woods.
A cold week in store
maybe next week Spring will appear....


Drove down the gravel road
to the mailbox.
I saw it.
Oh my
I never noticed it during the
busy last 2 years.
Or if I did I forget?

A magnificent old Redbud tree
at the side of my cottage.

They are a slow growing tree
and by the size an old tree.
Several more I spot in the woods
and will tag so they are not
cut down.
Wish I could hear some of
the stories they could tell.

A thought
usually all the wild flowers and Trillium's
are in the woods by abundance by this time.
A few witnessed peeking through the earth.
They usually arrive before my garden
Another unusual happening for March.


Tabor said...

I think, dear one, it is a redbud tree. And you are correct in that it must be pretty old to have gotten so tall. It is lovely!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, you are so right. I am not thinking all that sharp with decision of this puppy.
There are some in the woods that I want to tag..
Thank you, am changing entry :)

lil red hen said...

We drove home from church yesterday through the mountains. There were lots of redbud trees along the creeks and on the hillsides; so beautiful! We have one in the yard and since it has no competition for space, it has grown into a lovely shaped tree.

Beverly said...

I love Red Bud trees.....I remember my mother showing them to me....maybe that is why I love them....

Sky said...

i miss the redbuds out here. love them!

Balisha said...

My red bud is almost ready to bloom. I planted it a few years ago...just a stick in a 5 gal. bucket...and now growing beautifully.
Yours is so pretty growing up by the side of your house.
Have a nice day today.

Nan said...

Beautiful! I am going to look into this tree and see if maybe I could grow it here. Thank you for posting this.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, Beverly, Sky, Balisha and Nan, thank you for visiting.
Tagged 4 more in the woods this morning.

MsGraysea said...

I just love redbuds and how nice that you have one looking over your house.

molly said...

what an omen of hope to look up and see that beautiful tree against the blue sky!

The Vegan Gypsy said...

Such beautiful images and prose, so glad I found your blog! Residing in Suburbia, I long for the country living I've never had..perhaps in the next chapter of my life I will be granted that wish!

Sky said...

miss the redbuds from my southern home! lucky you! we had a dash of sunshine here yesterday, but it was just too chilly to stay outside long. hubby had on warm cap and longjohns but decided to postpone planting the pansies and doing the weeding he had hoped to do. he put together a tall, propane patio heater which i had hoped would warm us, but it was just too chilly with the wind. i am so ready to greet spring and see the gardens come to life.

Laura said...

how beautiful... expecting 8-15 inches of snow here starting this evening. Our friends are visiting from Knoxville. The daughter was a classmate of our Rosie's between 2nd and 4th grade (her very best friend, inseparable in those years) and they've kept in touch. Now they are sophomores in high school... how time does fly!

Hill Top Post said...

I know you will be watching the magnificent old redbud for its first blossoms. I think last year they were early and this year late. We are all so anxious for spring...want to hurry every leaf, blade and blossom.

Marcie said...

Well, it will be a wonderful day when the redbud blooms, won't it? One of the rites of spring. We are experiencing another snow storm here... so just hanging in there dreaming of spring rains and emerging buds.

MsGraysea said...

So happy you repeated this post and the photos. Just aas beautiful as last year. Happy Spring!

Anonymous said...

I have been dreaming about a redbud tree--one that I must buy and plant behind my building that I am still converting into my home on my new property. How wonderful that you discovered this one next to your house! Each year I cannot decide whether the redbud or the dogwood is my favorite tree. I adore them both. Thanks for the reminder of the beauty of this elegant redbud tree. And, thank you so much for honoring me by referencing my most recent Elderwomen Musings post. You are a dear.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

sky, laura, aisling, ellen, marsha and mary, thank you for visiting this year...