Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Outdoors Wednesday - 3/10 - Pear and Crabapple trees


Yippee! It's Outdoor Wednesday again and it couldn't have been a more beautiful day here to get outside. After you check this post out, run over to Susan's at A Southern Daydreamer. She might even have some lemonade made for you to sip while you view!

I didn't manage to get outside today for pics until later in the day. I made sure my camera batteries were charged and off Boudreaux and I went on our adventure.

Here's some pics at a local park. It was stunning with the trees in bloom
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Now I'll be honest, I don't know one tree from another. Mr. Dumpling "thinks" these are crabapple trees. He's usually pretty good but I'm not betting the money in the bank on it.

Regardless, they are gorgeous! And there's something about a white picket fence that just reels me in. Just about anything looks prettier behind a picket fence!



See the little picnic table? We've had numerous picnics here and even some Easter egg hunts when OnlySon was little.



See the little boys? They have their fishing poles and were having a great time.




Don't you love how the evening sun is bouncing off the trees?




I even played around with the macro on my camera. This is before I turned on the macro:




And this is after. Don't you love the effect! See how the flowers just POP and the background is blurred. Love it!


And then the fun began! I was taking a picture of these peach (?) trees when the most beautiful birds flew in to view. Well, I just was a twitter with excitement. I couldn't hardly hold the camera still.



And then...I heard that horrible beep. Acckk, my memory on the camera was FULL! A gorgeous blue bird flew over and joined him on the ground and I couldn't take one picture. Woe is me!




Well, our adventure has come to an end. We're going to stroll down this little path and rest a while.



33 comments:

debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

DEAR JUDYBUG,
THANK YOU FOR TAKING US ON THAT BEAUTIFUL TOUR....
I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TALK TO SUSAN ABOUT JOINING OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK....
SPRING IS OH SOOOOO CLOSE....WHEN WE WENT TO OKLAHOMA CITY YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET PICTURES OF BEAUTIFUL PEAR TREES AND REDBUD TREES AND ROBINS.....I AM SO SORRY YOU MISSED THE BLUEBIRD......
I LOVE HOW YOU ENDED YOUR POST...GETTING READY TO GO DOWN A PATH TO REST
BLESSINGS
debbie

Walking on Sunshine... said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that park!!! So great! I love the picture you got of the robin! How exciting that must have been! Thanks for sharing!

PAT said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beautiful!!

Wonderful Outdoor Wednesday post!!

marty39 said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh what a great park and so many pretty trees and I too realy love picket fences. The two young boys fishing is just such a neat pic, and the birds are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Judybug, wow! Especially that red bird! Wow! Such great photos on your post today! Have a great Wednesday! Thanks for sharing with all of us. ;-)

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Judy Bug! I am so glad you grabbed you camera and headed to the park! I love picket fences too! Such great pictures...I am ready for a picnic!
Thanks for sharing your photos.

Susan

Olde Dame Penniwig said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful area you live in --

Those pictures of the cardinal are just fabulous. All the photos are wonderful -- love the way the blossoms turned out on the macro setting.

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I really luv those fruit trees when they are blooming with flowers! Great job taking photos in the park!
-marie

Melissa Wertz said... Best Blogger Tips

You need to buy bigger memory cards! Lovely walk you took us on and lovely photo of the bird.

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Great photos - Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

♥ Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

The trees are soooo pretty right now Judybug! Happy OW!

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug... lovely! I loved going on that walk with you! And my grandmother used to have a HUGE crabapple tree in her yard (or I thought it was huge), and she always made crabapple jelly! Oh, it was so good!

Hope you are having a better time of things. How is our patient doing? Have been thinking of you. Hope all is much, much better...

Happy OW!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

Crab apple jelly is oh so good! Loved your pictures of those crab apple trees. Thanks for the park tour. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Joyce

Tealady said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Judybug,

Thank you for taking us along on your wonderful walk. I so enjoyed seeing such beauty through your eyes. You should go to the library and get a field guide to your local trees. Walks are enhanced when we know the names of our "neighbors."

All the best, Lana @ Showers of Blessings

Maryrose said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty, the park is beautiful as are your pictures. I think without the camera sometimes we miss the beauty to share. Thanks for this Outdoor Wed.
Maryrose

Shelia said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy! Great photos! What a nice walk you must have had. The cardinal is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Keetha said... Best Blogger Tips

It's AMAZING how much farther along spring is in the south than up here - - - we're happy to have mud, no snow, and a few tulip sprouts. Today it's only 35 degrees - - - -

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Judybug....I most definately will keep you in prayer, keep me posted.

curtissann said... Best Blogger Tips

Judybug-- your photos are stunning. I didn't know that was what a macro did. I'll investigate my camera. :) Yes, everything does look darling behind a picket fence.

carolinajewel said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved that walk in the park with you! I especially liked the picture taken with the macro. Love the fuzzy background/ depth of field thing!!! :D Jewel

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

An absolutely beautiful park! How wonderful of you to share such a lovely spot of nature. :-)

Beth at Aunties said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful stroll through the park and with blossoms already out. I don't think we even have buds yet!!!
Lucky you to get one picture of the bird. Was it a carinal? I ended up at our sons wedding with my memory card at home in my scanner/printer!!! I was sick to my stomach. Someone ran home 50 miles to get it and by then so much had happened... and I missed capturing it:{

Fun and beautiful post!

Beth
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Susan B said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous pictures. What a beautiful park. The trees are so pretty. Especially loved the picture of the bird. Thank you for sharing your walk.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said... Best Blogger Tips

I would also love to walk in that park with the beautiful view. Look at the little red bird sitting there undisturbed :-)

susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Your photography was gorgeous!! I would so love to fish in that beautiful pond--one of my secrets ( I LOVE to fish). Saw one of your comments elsewhere. I too am trying to lose that last 5 for my daughter's wedding. It's a conspiracy :) Thanks for posting!

Happy To Be said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy what a fun place for a pinic the trees are beautiful no matter what kind they are..We are just starting to bloom here in the mountains...just love it all..last week a foot of snow and now flowers..hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Florida Sue said... Best Blogger Tips

Just wonderful. You have really captured that tug on the heart strings that spring elicits. Isn't it great to play with the camera? I miss the burgeoning crab apple and cherry trees here. Thanks so much for this post.

mbkatc230 said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the wonderful tour of the park. The trees are so pretty, I'm like you I don't know one from another but I love the when they are in bloom. And what a nice place to rest afterwards. Kathy

KaysWay said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like your pictures. What a beautiful place.

Kay

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy,

Just loved going on this little walk with you and Boudreaux! What a lovely park! And I also love white picket fences. :-)

You have a lot of special memories of this park, thanks for sharing them. And I think your photography skills are really tickling you. And I must say you are quite talented with that macro setting~so unlike me!

Happy OW! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Brown Eid Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so glad to have found your lovely blog! Now whenever I'm missing home, I can visit here. That looks like a park near where I grew up in North La.

Brown Eid Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

And Geaux Tigers!!!

Katherinellen said... Best Blogger Tips

JudyBug,
Just Gorgeous...Love your photos...You did a wonderful photos. Okay....I would love to live with your town....what a beautiful place.....to visit. Just love this Outdoor Wednesday post...Smiles...Kathy