Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Spring Meadow


Spring is in full swing here on the North Coast. I took these photos a couple weeks ago when this meadow was in full bloom. It looks lovely, but the allergies are BAAAAD. I think Sonoma County is one of the worst areas for allergies - my consumption of tissues as well as eye drops is huge at the moment.

But it is beautiful, isn't it?


The trees are leaving out right now which means that the pretty winter silhouettes will be gone very soon. I love our trees in the winter, however, they're gorgeous in the summer as well.


Oh, and just look at these thistles - aren't they wonderful?


I'm linking to Theresa's Good Fences at the Run A Round Ranch.



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19 comments:

Vagabonde said...

Your photos are truly excellent. The trees you show are made for being taken in pictures or painted – they are work of art themselves.

Elephant's Child said...

Just beautiful.
I am happy to find another appreciator of the architectural elegance of winter trees and thistles as well.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Wunderschön diese Wiese, Carola! :)
Und die Disteln davor sind äußerst fotogen :))
Tolle Fotos!
Liebe Grüße
【ツ】Knipsa

JoZart Quilts said...

It certainly wasn't as lush and verdant (in the Summer) when I went to Sonoma on our West Coast tour a few years ago. Beautiful photos and I love thistles.
Off to the local seaside today for a stroll and some of the best fish and chips ever. Right near to a fabric shop too.
Frohe Ostern!
Jo x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Super shots! I just watched a report about the draught in CA.....ohhhhhh heavens....or are they making it worse.
You know how the media can blow things out of proportion sometimes. Looks nice and green though here atleast.

John's Island said...

Yes, it is beautiful. And yes, I almost started sneezing just looking at the photos. :-) I noticed that you call your area "North Coast" ... I wonder if you can see the water from your home? Re your comment yesterday on my blog about the trains in Europe ... You are right, the trains there are much better than AMTRAK here in the US. However, the trains I love to honor and celebrate in my collection of old memorabilia were, in their day, much more on par with the best in the world.

Karen S. said...

This is a lovely location. I feel so bad for those that have allergies, and they can't enjoy the blossoms as well.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the countryside shots and the thistles.

alp said...

Una buena secuencia de fotos... Un abrazo desde Murcia....

TexWisGirl said...

just SO darn gorgeous!!! love those gnarled oaks (i presume they're oaks). thanks for the lovely views! i've got a bit of allergies here in texas, too. but it's worth it for the beauty! :)

Felicia said...

how beautiful. love those trees. we don't have any kind with low hanging branches like that.

the teasel looks great too.

love your images.

Linda Kay said...

Carola, such pretty shots. I love the big tree, so perfectly shaped and rounded. Have a good weekend.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty spot! The meadow, trees and thistles are lovely captures..beautiful images. Happy Easter, have a great day!

Ida said...

That is indeed a lovely meadow behind that fencing and those trees are fantastic. I hope you have good allergy meds.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's lovely! And we've had pollen season here in Florida early this year. I hope it's finishing up now! Hugs, Diane

Michelle said...

I adore that first photo!

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Na hier ist das doch so schön, da bleibe ich noch ein bisschen :)
Diese Wiese ist ja ein Traum und Disteln sind auch meine liebsten Fotomodelle!

Ein Gruß von Tinna

Maria Ontiveros said...

Just beautiful! I have some great thistle photos with the same kind of dried heads. I love spring in No. Cal. Finally took a walk on our coastside trail yesterday and saw the redwinged blackbirds.
Rinda

Cheri said...

Spring is finally TRYING to happen here. Our earliest trees are getting buds, but nothing is ready to leaf or blossom or bloom quite yet. I'm practicing patience!