Sunday, April 18, 2021

Springtime in Mid April

 A short post today, with some pictures for your enjoyment from the Binghamton, New York area.

Taken today, a Star Magnolia.  They are finishing up their bloom.

Early cherries have finished their bloom. This is from Wednesday.

A closeup.

Trees blooming at West Middle School, the alma mater of Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame.  It was dreary out but I love this Art Deco style building so much.

A robin's nest in progress on my patio overhang.  This is the third year of nesting and we'll have to co-exist for a while.
A mourning dove in my yard, poking around the brunnera.  We do need to thin the brunnera out some more once it stops blooming.

We are more than halfway through the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  Tomorrow, we resume with the letter "P".  Be Prepared for more beauty of my native New York State.


  1. That star magnolia and the cherry trees are so gorgeous! I love that the little robin comes back every year. Enjoy your Sunday evening. See you back on the challenge tomorrow. :)

  2. ...Rod Serling's school is gorgeous! His grave is in Interlaken, NY, south of Rochester.

  3. Robins are my favorite...can’t imagine why ... ;-)

  4. Hello there Alana and thank you for stopping by (I think I did go overboard with hellebore but you wouldn't believe how many more pictures I could have posted ? LOL)
    Every time I see Star Magnolia .. I so WANT it ! .. one year I am going to get it ! and those cherry tree blooms are so pretty. Rod Serling ? now that is special .. he scared the feathers out of me as a kid watching his shows .. hahah ... not really feathers but you get my meaning ? LOL
    We usually had a robin family under our overhang of the deck and they are fast with raising a family .. we also have Mourning doves .. so quiet when they are on the ground in the garden, you can't even see them at times .. well camouflaged indeed !
    Roll on Spring !

  5. Now, Alana, I thought you were giving yourself a well deserved day off! I agree with art deco buildings. I would call the old Harry and David building in my town art deco, but apparently it's "art moderne!"

  6. An art deco school... All the schools out here were built in the '50s or '60s, so that vibe just seems blah to me. I would love to see a school with more pizzazz.

  7. Magonlia tree a one of my favors.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  8. Hi Alana - can't resist the Star Magnolia ... love that tree ... while your other images are a delight to see. Enjoy the week ahead - cheers Hilary


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