Yep, snow it is. On my crabapple blossoms. You know what they say about Alberta weather? Nothing good.
Posting here for Our World Tuesday, which will be tomorrow, but you can tell I'm having one of those days!
Our ancient ornamental crabapple tree, which the deer love so much in winter because it provides them with food, is outdoing itself this year.
The leaves are still trying to form, but that hasn't stopped the buds from budding and the blooms from blooming.
Kay Davies photos. April, 2012.
And all the while being watched, guardedly, by our neighbours' young golden spaniel, who isn't sure if she wants to make friends with me or not. We know she sees Lindy when she's outside, but Lindy can't see her, and can seldom be bothered returning her greeting (warning?) bark for bark, although we occasionally hear one deep woof from our side of the fence, and quiet descends upon the other side.
All is well.
We haven't been getting much rain, however, so today I watered the Ornamental Crabapple, and a few other trees. The forecast says we might have rain next week.
This itty-bitty poorly-focused photo is here just to prove that Spring seems to be on the way in southeastern Alberta.
"Seems to be" is the phrase to note, however. We've been fooled before. I remember snow in Spring once, and real Albertans remember snow once or twice in each and every month of the year.
So they say.
Therefore, when I saw Nanking Cherry blossoms in our yard last week, I simply had to go out with my cell-phone-camera to provide proof.
I learned one thing. My phone-camera gizmo does not like close-ups, especially when the wind is blowing.
And I learned something else, too, but I forget what it was.
When I grow up, I want to have my memory back.
Meanwhile, to all my friends who have stuck with the Unfittie in her unfittedness, thanks for being there.
I see it's been a month and a day since I've posted anything to my Unfittie blog. That would probably be because my unfittedness has been bothering me.
However, my friend and fellow blogger Sherry, over there on beautiful Vancouver Island, posted this wonderful quotation from Justin Trudeau on her Facebook page, and I just had to share it, especially for my friends at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, to let them know I haven't forgotten them.
I'm a slow learner when it comes to the camera in my smartphone, but the sun and clouds were so pretty a few days ago, I just had to pull out my phone and try to capture the sun peeking between the branches of these trees.
The first is at the Redcliff Library, where we had stopped for reading material, and the second is near our house. I was so intent on getting the clouds into the picture that I almost lost the glimpse of sun in that one.
Our golden girl, Lindy, does sleep in other parts of the house from time to time, but her favourite place is always the kitchen, because one never knows when a human might decide to pass on a delicious morsel to this smiling face.
Lindy has been blind for a couple of years, and has adapted to it by using her nose. She knows where she is, and what she wants, in the house, in the yard, and in the neighbourhood.