Saturday, April 9, 2016

April Showers

It rained today.
Here are some April
A favorite park
that I visit some mornings.
This turkey looked old,
maybe a grandma?

This critter was
scratching itself with
its hind leg. 
It was funny to watch.
These are in
front of the housing
development that I live in.
Do you know what
they are?
(perhaps spanish lavender?)
Thought this arch was pretty.
Flowers in my
back yard.

At the trail.


Regine Karpel said...


Debby Ray said...

Hi Sheri...thanks for all of the sweet comments you left on my posts! These photos are phenomenal! Such clarity and perfect lighting...and wow...that turkey is amazing! To answer your questions, I did read that wisteria can be poisonous to pets but it usually is so high up, I would hope it wouldn't pose much danger to most pets...I hope not, anyway! The purple flowers you were asking me about is a mystery but they are GLORIOUS! What I would do is describe them the best you can and google images and see if something comes up that looks like them! That's what I do...if it wasn't for google, I'd be lost! :) Have a wonderful Sunday!


Things are beautiful after it has rained. LOVELY photographs and gorgeous scenery in your eye's view. Our spring day here consisted of snow.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your rain has made everything look lovely. The beautiful trellised walkway is so pretty. I can see why you would visit this park frequently. I don't know what the pretty purple flowers are. Your photos are terrific! Have a great evening. ♥

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Wonderful photos and the weather looks perfect Sheri!
I see there are two types of Lavender in the garden - how lovely!

Karen said...

Colorful spring pics! Gotta love those April showers :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Loved seeing your April photos and we have April showers here today too which is nice. The lavender is pretty as is the flowers growing in your back yard. Also how wonderful the green archway is.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday

Merlesworld said...

The lavender is pretty, I have the other one.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweetest Sheri! A world of possibilities happen after the gloomy, hard rain. LIFE happens!

We have had sunny but COLD days, but we are chugging along here in Minnesota. We don't quit! And that is Spanish lavender...or some kind of lavender! So pretty is your park, enjoy it and the sunshine. Much love! Anita

a writing place said...

What a lovely area, you live in. What a wonderful park, to walk in.

OH my, all the pretty flowers. While we are struggling to get our temps higher... :-)


Lowcarb team member said...

Rain can be so refreshing ...

You have a beautiful park to walk in, we have a few near where we live and a walk is always so lovely.

Great shots of the flowers, trees, turkey - well they are all great photo's. Yes, definitely a lavender variety ...

Enjoy your Sunday

All the best Jan

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, those photos are wonderful. Did you take them? That shot of the turkey, looking from behind him....WOW! Have a beautiful Sunday, my friend. Hugs. Susan

Mary Smither said...

So glad your getting rain, your photo's are wonderful! We're looking forward to planting flowers and for Spring to finally arrive. Hopefully, this will be our last week of cold weather.

Take care your walks!

xo, Mary

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Sheri I say it nearly every post, so here I go repeating again - I love your photography! All Turkeys look old to me ;-D the Squirrel pics are adorable. Ah possibilities the necessary ingredient to spark creativity. Happy Sunday!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Your springtime pictures are so pretty Sheri, looks like the rain has made everything happy and green. We are having a lovely rainy weekend, which we need so badly… Happy Sunday to you.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your pictures are stunning, you should go into business as you would do very well with your pictures.

Poor old turkey, does look tired. Those flowers are so pretty.

Yes, that is Spanish Lavender. I found some cooking lavender at the nursery. Love, love lavender.

Have a great week.

It's me said...

Nice pictures...beautiful spring......happy new week love Ria x

Carla from The River said...

Rain for California...good news. :-)
Lovely photos.
xx oo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am just smiling here right now at the remark on the Turkey being a grandma:) sooo cute of you!
I agree, she does look like she has had a full life-guess she was a lucky turkey too! No one had her for Thanksgiving.
Those droplets of water on the pine needles is beautiful.
I am so thankful that you have rain:)
Precious post my dearest of friends.

Holly said...

Wonderful nature photos it's good to get out in nature. Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog, we are still trying to navigate the new schedule.

Denise said...

Hi Sherri : ) I don't know if You remember but I live in So. Ca. and here those Spanish lavender's are everywhere. I've heard they are very hardy down here. I've wanted to buy one for a long time.I was really so surprised to see Turkeys roaming around Your park,how fun...I think.You are of course very talented in photography and those photos show it. Nice to see Your lovely stomping grounds-Denise

Weekend-Windup said...

All looks beautiful. Beautiful flowers. The droplets in the leaves looks beautiful...

handmade by amalia said...

It's raining here today as well. The last few days have been hot and dry and very dusty so the rain is very welcome. Lovely photos, Sheri! I wish I had a pink wall.

Patricia said...

Lots of pretty Spring flowers; lovely lavender. Is the little critter a squirrel? Love the elegant pink room, Sheri. xx

TinaTx said...

Beautiful photos! Does the Spanish lavender smell the same? I've seen fields of lavender but unfortunately the scent is a migraine trigger for me. So many pretty things have lavender scent in them. :(