“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


It is the wizard of Oz and Dorothy has opened the door to color

The rain has stopped and there is sunshine outside.

I saw these flowers in a neighbor's yard this morning,
and glancing up,
I saw heart-shaped leaves
waving at me from another neighbor's tree.
The street was full of star-shaped leaves
there were yellow crescent moons
nestled against the grass in my yard.
There were pink flowers
weathered by the storms
pecans underfoot.
Deep purple berries in the creek,
bright yellow forsythia at the creek's edge,
a few lavender blossoms
on the butterfly bush in the back yard.

It was not gray this morning.


  1. Yay! A sunny day can work wonders :)
    Enjoy it,

  2. Once again you've made me want to move to your neighborhood. And, I wouldn't have even painted that house peach.

  3. finally~love the vivd color in those blooms

  4. Fiona - Yes indeedy. It was much welcomed!

    Relyn - LOL! That house! !!!!! I have still not grown to like it. Luckily it is still undergoing even more renovation and boards and leftover pieces of this & that are propped against the back wall of the garage - my view in that direction. I like the boards better. :)

    elk - AT LAST!!!!

    :) Debi

  5. Do you have a pecan tree???

    I have never seen one!
    And I loooovvveee pecans.



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