Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring's Progression in My Neighborhood!

The wild plum trees are finally blooming! And I knew it before I saw them at the edge of the woods. Their heavenly fragrance reached my nose as soon as I went outside this morning. The wild plum is a small, deciduous tree, belonging to the Rosacea family. The redbud trees will be blooming soon, followed by the dogwoods. I love the progression of Spring!

Later, I took a little drive up my road to enjoy the scenerey I never tire of. The rolling fields are getting green now.

I love this old barn. It is still in good shape, structually.

Lots of pretty, rolling fields around here.

I hope you enjoyed some of the Spring scenery from my neighborhood. Have a wonderful week!


Jmkdreak said...

The photo's are very nice.
I wish I could smell the wild plum.
Glad you are enjoying Spring!


Leann said...

pretty country side.not too diffrent from around here.I love the plum blossom,s to.we use to pick wild plum,s when I was a kid and make jelly.or Id just go eat them off the tree when I went to the creek.
mom would have a hissy fit cause Id have juice all over my clothes.
and Id just say
"but moooom they are so sweet.she would just say well at lest next time get the juice in your mouth not all over your clothes.

we are still dealing with the aftermath of a 4 inch snow storm yet.its going down but taking its good old time doing so.

but tonight my little granddaughter is coming to stay with me while her sister,Dad and two cousin,s go to a christain consert.
she said I want to stay wth NaNa.she was going to go to my daughters place and go help clean the eye clinic with her.
but guess she thought it would be better at Na,s place.may have alittle to do with not wanting to work.Hee Hee.but at lest I get to see her.

have a great week and weekend.


deborah wilson said...

It looks like the barn has a tin roof, I love tin roofs. Look at the fields and grass!

Renie Burghardt said...


I wish you could smell the wild plum, too!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Leann,

How nice that your little granddaughter will be staying with you tonight! I know you will enjoy her.

I hope your snow melts and Spring comes to stay in your area, soon.

We are having a beautiful Spring, although a wet one, so far.

Thank you for coming by and the nice comment. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Hugs and Blessings.


Renie Burghardt said...


Yes, the barn does have a tin roof. I love tin roofs as well. We have a nice tin roof on the cabin on the river. I must not have had a steady hand when I took the barn shot, for it's a little fuzzy.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I juts got home, and have some catching up to do.

Take care!


Michele said...

Nice photos, Renie! I love the greenery and the blooms on the wild plum tree look just heavenly! :0) The rustic barn is a vision of country paradise for sure.... There's nothing like strolling through the woods and seeing springtime popping up everywhere and gazing at green pastures and barns like you share here. Country livin' is the best, eh?

Great post as always. It's such a joy and so refreshing to stop by your blog, Renie. You're a genuinely awesome blogger!


Glo said...

I love your country side. Our area is starting to come alive too. I really liked the pic of the old Barn...Mike and I like to drive around the country side and look at old Barns. Just love them.

Thanks for sharing your spring.

Big {{Hugs}} and have a great day.


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele,

Wow, well, thank you for that very sweet comment!

Spring time is the best, except when it storms and waterfalls fall from the sky! Sound familiar? :-)

Went by your neighborhood today, as I was taking some groceries to Eileen. Things are looking good! Hope all is going well.

Thank you for coming by. I appreciate it very much!

Always Fondly,


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Glo!

You were posting just as I was posting!

Thank you for the nice comment. I love to take drives and look at the country scenery. The ones pictured here are just up the road from me. Hope all is well with you!

Spring Hugs,


Nonna said...

Beautiful scenery!! Thank you for sharing some of your neighborhood with us!! Makes me want to go for a walk around my neighborhood with my camera in tow!!

Mary said...


You certainly picked a beautiful place in which to settle. I love seeing the photos of your area and it looks like spring is progressing nicely there. We still have some snow in places, but today was much warmer and it felt like spring. Brandon noticed on Sunday when we went to the sugar bush that the fragrance of spring was in the air.

Take care and thanks for sharing your beautiful neighborhood.


Mountain Mama said...

I've never smelled a wild plum blossom. I don't even know if we have them here but I will be checking it out.
I love your picture's Renie, especially the one of the barn. I have always had a special place in my heart for old barns and this one sitting all alone in the field is wonderful. I think of all the animal's that found shelter in them and even when they are no longer in use there are still mice and birds sheltering there. Oh the stories they could tell!

I love it when I get to have the great grandchildren for a while. I'm sure you enjoyed your time with your granddaughter very much. It's these little ones that keep us so young!

Thanks for posting these pictures and allowing us to share your wonderful walk.
God bless

Mississippi Songbird said...

such beautiful photos. I can almost smell the plum trees..
Have a good evening...

Anonymous said...

the photos are beautiful! like the ones i see on TV. =D

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I am here for coffee and see you have put up a new post. I did enjoy my trip with you in your part of the world. You do have some beautiful trees and the green rolling hills are just stunning. I have never smelled a Wild Plum Tree before, but I bet it does smell good. We got some more rain very early this morning and according to the radar, we should be getting some more anytime now. They say we may have some bad weather later this afternoon and into tonight. I sure hope not. I will be keeping an eye on it for sure. My DH will be home sometime today. I have been awake all night and I will go to bed after I take the girls to School this morning. Take care my friend and have a great day. Keep an eye on the weather and be safe. May God Bless You and Yours. Enjoyed the coffee as always.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Looks more like Spring where you're at then it does around here. But it's coming I know. This morning is a chilly 38F. They say we're to get some rain, we'll see. Thanks for your visits and comments.

Renie Burghardt said...


I would love to see pictures of your neighborhood!

Hope all is well in your corner of Texas. We've been having more rain.




I love our rolling hills, and forests around here. Thank you for visiting and the nice comment. I hope all your snow melts and Spring finally makes her appearance.



Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Mountain Mama,

Wild plums as well as wild cherries are common around here. The wild cherries will be blooming soon as well.

I love old barns as well, Bev.

Yes, grandchildren are such a blessing. I don't have great grandchildren yet, but maybe in a few years. I hope.

Thank you for stopping by and the always nice comments.



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for the nice comment. Have a great week.



Hi Pia,

Nice to see you again! I hope you are well!



Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Karen,

Yes, we've had lots of rain again, and some thunderstorms as well, and may have more tonight. The rain is making everything nice and green, and the grass is growing and will need cutting soon!

Hope you've stayed a little drier.

Glad your DH made it out of Wyoming safely.

It's always nice to have you stop by for coffee. Hope the rest of your day has gone well.

Love and Hugs,


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

I hope Spring arrives in Ohio soon! I know my son and daughter hope so, too. Thank you for stopping by.

I will be over in a bit to see if you have any news. Take good care of yourself.

Hugs and Prayers,


Wendy said...

It looks so beautiful and peaceful in your corner of the world! Thank you for sharing! I so hope spring gets here soon!!!~Wendy

Mike Golch said...

I rrally look forward to the redbuds blooming.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Wendy,

Thank you for visiting and the nice comment. I hope Spring shows up in your corner of the world soon!

It's always nice to meet new blogging friends. Do visit again.



Hi Mike,

I love the redbud trees as well. They are showing color now, but are not quite open yet. It should be very soon though.

Thank you for coming by.

Best wishes,


Flip Flop Floozie said...

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for stopping by my humble blog today!! I had a good time reading back over a few of your past blogs. It looks like you live in a beautiful part of the country. We used to live in the country but now live here in Savannah, Georgia..Where do you live? I have seen you posting comments on other blogs. So glad you decided to visit me. Have a great night..Sandy

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Sandy,

I enjoyed visiting your blog, too. Savannah, Georgia is one of those places that I plan to visit one day. From seeing it on TV, it is a beautiful city.

Yes, I live in the country, in beautiful Ozark hill country, and enjoy it very much.

Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you visit again. Have a great weekend.


Nonna said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very nice weekend! I hope you have spring weather. Its storming here right now!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patti,

We had storms and tons of rain overnight, but it has finally cleared out of here for the most part, thank goodness.

How sweet of you to come by. I hope your storms move out soon, and you have a great weekend as well!



Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Lovely photos and I am so glad that Spring has arrived for you. Nice to have your grand-daughter
for the evening and I am sure you both enjoyed that. I am sorry you do not have any cousins living near you.
Not even in the same country. At least we can keep in touch via e mail
Take care my friend and enjoy the
nicer weather. Love, Merle.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You live in very pretty countryside. I bet you can smell the soil. Can you smell farmers spreading manure on the fields. We call that smell "farm fresh"

I love the yellow mustard colour. said...

What a pretty county side you live in!!
Karen brought the computer home last night and got it going again!! I hope it stays fixed!!! Love and hugs Grams

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

It's always a joy to see a comment from you! Thank you, my friend. And the Internet is wonderful. It lets us keep in touch with family and friends.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear Merle.

Love and Blessings,


Renie Burghardt said...


We don't have any farms around here. Traditional farms, that is. The land is too hilly and rocky. But many animals such as cattle and horses are raised here. And most of the area is still heavily forested.

Thanks for coming by. I hope you are doing well.

Best wishes,


Renie Burghardt said...


I'm glad to see you back online and visiting again! Thank you for coming by.

Hugs and Blessings,


Beemoosie said...

Beautiful photos! Spring is just wonderful!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Bonnie,

I agree about Spring. Thank you for visiting and the nice comment. Happy Spring!


Loretta said...

Good Morning...I am over from Karen's korner. I live near Jonesboro. I love the old barn. I have a plum tree all bloomed out. I don't know if its what you call a wild plum or not but it has small, very tasty plums on it. I love your pictures. Have a great week end and stay dry.


Mississippi Songbird said...

Beautiful pictures. Enjoy the weekend..It finally stopped raining here..

Renie Burghardt said...

HBi Loretta,

I'm glad you stopped by. Most of my wild plum trees are small, and don't have plums on them. But they are blooming right now, and have a heavenly scent that permeates the entire yard.

I live about 80 miles from Jonesboro.

Thank you for visiting and the nice comment. Hope you visit again!

Have a nice weekend.


Hey Stephanie,

It stopped raining here as well, yesterday! We are having beautiful weather today, thank the Lord. Thanks for coming by. Have a blessed weekend!

Spring Hugs,


Merle said...

Hi again Dear Renie ~~ Thank you for the comments on "Tell Someone They're Valued" It is sound advice for us all. The casserole was/is delicious.So glad you are having sunny weather as things seem brighter and happier in the sunshine. BTW a lorry is a truck. The pilot parachuting for help was not very helpful. Our weather is pleasant this weekend, and I hope yours is too. I also value your blog and friendship. Take care, Much Love, Merle.

audrey` said...

The spring scenery is so pretty in your neighbourhood.
I wish I could smell it too =)

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hey Renie:
Thank you for your visit and comment. I tip-towed through your latest puctures, love'm! Also the Cricket story. You and yours have a great day and visit any time..... JD

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Audrey,

Come on over and smell the flowers and we'll go for a ride around the neighborhood! I'd love that, my friend.



Hi J.D,

Thank you for visiting again. It's always nice to make new blogging friends. Have a great day!


Tina Coruth said...

Renie, I love your photos! What beautiful country scenery surrounds you. hugs, Tina