Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Field Trip - Mountain Springtime

Spring seems to arrive late up here in the mountains. However, when it arrives, it arrives FAST.

I took these shots of the aspen trees from our deck each morning, starting May 29th. You can almost watch them leaf out.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

And while we don't have the "pretty" spring flowers like tulips and daffodils (we didn't have them in Orlando either, so it's not something I miss) we do have local wildflowers that pop up.

Enjoy your weekend, and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.


Chudney Thomas said...

Beautiful pictures Terry. In Orlando it's hovering in the mid-nineties not counting the heat index.

Terry Odell said...

Chudney - good to see you here. I don't miss the Orlando weather. Not. One. Bit.

Carol Kilgore said...

We leafed out here in March and April, and we've already had several 100+ days. I love aspens in the fall :)

Maryann Miller said...

Gorgeous pictures. Looks so cool and lovely there. I'm with Carol, roasting here in TX.

Elaine Baskin said...

Great pix. Can't wait to see them in person.

Terry Odell said...

Carol - it was interesting going down to the Springs and watching the trees getting greener as we descended.

Maryann--you're welcome to visit.

Elaine - can't wait. Right now it's thunder and lightning and rain. I think only the 2nd time since we've moved in. Cooler temps, too.

Karen said...

Gorgeous pictures, Terry. Spingtime constantly amazes me with the degrees of green there are - each beautiful.

Like Maryann, I'm in Texas and it's just far too 'warm' to enjoy the outdoors. And springtime, while beautiful, made me aware of a few allergies I hadn't known I had.

Enjoy the weekend.

Wynter Daniels said...

I can't believe how quickly the trees filled out. Looks like a beautiful area. Wish I was in the mountains now instead of in the oppressive heat!

Terry Odell said...

Karen - it's amazing how all of a sudden the distant hills start showing those patches of lighter green amidst the pines when the aspens leaf out.

Wynter - they have to hurry because before you know it, it will be fall. They're gorgeous then, too. And you can keep the heat. Don't. Miss. It.

M.E. said...

Beautiful photos - especially the wild flowers.

TY for the reminder about Father's Day, too...I would have forgotten. Whoops!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Wow! That is a fast change, and so pretty. Enjoy Spring and all its blooms.