Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sharing Some More Spring

Today I drove to ULTA to buy some conditioner at lunch. Not sure what made me notice, but it's definitely Spring in Burbank. There were trees flaunting their pink blooms all along my drive. After being in St. Louis, I had forgotten there were any trees here in California. That city seemed to have the stronghold on bright, beautiful Springyness.

I think this one below might be a pink dogwood. Which is the Missouri state tree. Their state "handle" is the "Show Me" state. I tried to research that, but I still don't get it...


I think this one might be redbud...


This one made me need to sing "Popcorn Poppin' on the Apricot Tree." Did you guys know that song when you were little? For some reason I have it in my head that that was a big song with the Mormons...


Mr. Wonderful took the super artistic one below. Need I point out that he was a photography major in college? This picture made me think of wedding flowers...soon enough, friends, soon enough...


We don't get clouds like this in Southern California. They're a nice backdrop to the gorgeous trees. I'd like to lay on a blanket and point out the clouds that look like rabbits and sailboats and engagement rings.

10 comments:

J said...

You're making me miss STL more and more!

Jane Moneypenny said...

Er, that was me.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

That must be why I have such strong associations with spring ... all my years in the Lou ... because it's certainly not all my years here in Chicago where if you blink, you miss spring. =)

Mike129 said...

Beautiful!

(I'll show you mine if you Show Me ... er, that's probably not it.)

laura said...

achoo! All I have to do is look at pictures of spring flowers and my allergies go crazy!!

geekhiker said...

God bless the internetz...

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/slogan.asp

Cool pictures. Living in Southern California, I do find myself missing clouds. June Gloom doesn't count.

Mel Heth said...

Jane - I can see how you would miss it. Mr. W disses it quite a bit, but I've really enjoyed both of my visits to the city. Particularly now that I've tried toasted ravioli. :)

Nilsa - Yeah - it felt much more "springy" in STL than it did in Chicago. Or here, for that matter.

Mike129 - Haha I don't think that's what it is. Unless that's what they say in the red light district.

Laura - We'll get you an oxygen tank or deep sea suit if you ever go to visit.

Geekhiker - Yeah those big puffy ones are beautiful. They reminded me a lot of the sky outside London. I'll still take the CA sun over the clouds though. :)

Jane Moneypenny said...

Haha, in all honesty, I dissed it a lot while there and I'll never move back, but I do miss it a bit sometimes, esp during baseball season!

Mel Heth said...

Jane - Haha at least you're honest! :)

blakspring said...

now i really want spring to get here. i promised myself that i will buy several plants to liven my place up.