Saturday, April 25, 2009

June weather in April

June is my favorite month of the year. It's warm and sunny and the daylight hours last from 5:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. We're having June weather today - nice! Larry and I took one of our "suburban adventure" walks this morning. We wore short sleeved shirts with no jackets - in April!

The double daffodils are a delight, and the flowering trees lining the road are gorgeous. The odd thing is, those trees smell dreadful, like something that died. Very odd. Usually tree blossoms smell sweet, but not these.

I took this gargoyle's picture for Owen. He seems to like this sort of thing. :>} It was in someone's front yard.

For six months of the years the trees have no leaves. The new little baby leaves are just starting to come out, and pretty soon we won't be able to see much of the branches for another six months. I don't know why these words turned blue and acquired an underline, or why some of the photos came out side by side. The mysteries of blogger, I guess. Even odder is when I pressed the publish button the photos were no longer side by side and the underline is gone, but the words are still blue.
The robins are out enjoying spring. This one found something tasty.

An update on things at work. They're looking up! Our new gal started on Monday, and has done a very fine job learning the way we do things. One more week of training and I can go back to my four ten hour days, instead of the 50 hour weeks I've been putting in. Just in time for summer. Woo-hoo!


The Gingerbread House said...

Those trees are Bradford Pears, you can't eat the fruit they bear but the birds do! We have those in our back yard..they bloom beautifully..but your right the smell is awful...I never open the windows until they are finished blooming...wonder why they smell so bad....Ginny

Owen said...

Hi Di, I do indeed remember that floppy hat, although I probably would have never thought of it again in my life if you hadn't reminded me of it... what a memory you have ! I don't know what became of it though, but wow, that was really a 60's thing ! Thanks for all your comments, really appreciate your company these days, even from far away and over the sea...

Suzanne said...

We have the winter chills about to come on here so it is so nice to see you lovely weather.

Good to hear about your work hours changing, 50 hours really is too long to spend at work especially when there are lots of other things to do.

Daisy said...

I don't think I've ever seen double daffodils before, Diana. Those are really pretty. I'm glad to hear things are going well for you at work. I'm sure you are looking forward to a less frantic pace.