Now that the weather has become so pleasant I’ve started to go on walks to see the colors of the fresh new leaves on the trees and shrubs. Here I stood near a pond that provided reflections of the trees in the water.
The colors are very noticeable when you see these reflections.
With the fresh air, sunshine and the gentle sound of the water it looks like a good time for a nap.
As I begin to get settled in my new area in Virginia I decided to drive to Charlottesville last weekend for a visit. With the mountain views, impressive architecture and the bright sunshine I don’t think I could have picked a better day to enjoy the spring. I’m looking forward to returning there later this year to see how it changes from season to season.
Bright blue sky
Mountains in the distance
Along a path in the mountains
This butterfly was moving constantly among the flowers.
Last week I was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. One afternoon I took a walk in the Great Smoky Mountains and there were many wildflowers along the trail. The whole time I could hear the sound of rushing water and the sunlight was rather pale as it filtered through the leaves on the trees. The mountain air was fresh and very fragrant. Here are some of the flowers and other sights along the path.
this looked like a cave
in the forest
And the sooner, the better! Here are a few pictures from Monet’s garden in Giverny, France as a reminder that it will be spring again…