Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to MAY!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful IRISES from our yard. Meet "Goodnight Kiss"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring in Middle Tennessee

Hendersonville, TN is north of Nashville and about an two and a half hours from where we live on the Cumberland Plateau. George and I went to Hendersonville yesterday to check on his parents (whom are FINE, thank God). We noticed when we got there that that area is about a week or more ahead of us when it comes to the Spring colors. I was amazed at the beauty especially the Bradford Pears and the Forsythia. SO---I took some pictures and will share them with you. Above is a gorgeous picture of one of the many, many Bradford Pears in bloom in Hendersonville. NO--that's not SNOW... That's beautiful white blossoms!!!! Pretty, huh? There are more pictures below. (Don't forget to click on the pictures to make them larger.)

These are Daffodils blooming in Mom and Dad Adams' yard. Do you realize how many names there are for Daffodils? I grew up in VA calling them Jonquils. Others call them Narcissus and some even call them Buttercups. What do you call them in your area of the country????

The Forsythia in Hendersonville was also in full bloom. Ours here in Fairfield Glade is just beginning to bloom. I love seeing the Cardinals 'hiding' in the Forsythia bushes at our house.

I love this picture---not just not the Bradford Pear --but especially the sky. We had a gorgeous day to travel to and from Hendersonville.

More Daffodils in Mom and Dad's yard; I love seeing them in BIG groups.

Here's one more picture of the beautiful yellow Forsythia.

A close-up of the beautiful white blossoms on the Bradford Pear trees

Lastly, I leave you with the picture of the front of the church (First United Methodist Church) in Hendersonville --which is the last church where I worked as Associate Minister in charge of Adult Christian Education. This is where I met George... I only worked here for 2 1/2 yrs. since I retired in 2003 and we moved to Fairfield Glade. Hope you had a great day yesterday like we did.