Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Town In Bloom ~ An Update On Samson And More

Our town is big on ornamental trees that bloom for a week or two in spring. 

This and the first picture are from the parking lot at Albertson's Supermarket.

I took a couple of street scenes out the car window. The whole town is full of amazing looking flowering trees.

A final picture of the store parking lot. 


The above was from a March 2013 post, but when I went to Albertson's on Tuesday, it looked just like that. As did the rest of our town. I must remember to bring my camera. On my way in, a red-tailed hawk flew in front of my car, I stopped to look as it spread it's wings and tail feathers, swept close to the ground and picked something up. We always see the red tails from below, as the hawks fly above. This was the first time I saw the gorgeous rust-red, very bright colored feathers from above. I now wish I would find one on the ground, for me to keep. For the most part though, the ravens keep the hawks away from my land. 

I also saw an eagle the other day, flying right above us. A golden eagle. Faith saw the eagle too and ran under a juniper! She's the most observant dog I have ever known. I have only seen one eagle here before. It seems like all the cool birds live at the other end of town, including the much destructive to property, California Condor. 

So much for birds and that's not all I have seen in the bird kingdom, so I hope to remember to bring my camera from now on.

I took Samson to the vet yesterday. He is doing much better. I'm so glad. I was really worried and this is when I miss Errol the most. Shared sorrow is half the sorry, I think it is said. And the same goes for worry. I felt lonely.

I also got my partial back with the new tooth. It feels great to be able to be normal and smile again. I'm posting a picture of my new glasses. The frames are metal, with a soft, matt, lavender color on top and metal below. The sides are plastic and a deeper purple. They look really good with my hair and I love them. 

It is amazing how fast the weeds come up now that it's been warm for a week or so. I have been driving the Jeep across my front yard to keep them down. I figured since they don't grow where I drive the Jeep, this may help some. But I'm also getting my lawn mower ready. Last year I was taken by surprise, after all the dry years, and had to rake all summer long to remove the dead stalks that the guy I hired to mow left behind. I really don't want to do that again. I will let you know how it works out. 


  1. The fragrance of those beautiful blooming trees must be something to look forward each spring. They look so spectacular but it must look like snow when all the petals falls off.

    I'm so glad Samson eyes are improving. No wonder you worry about him, he's a member of the family. Worrying alone must be more difficult when you can't share the worry. It's good that you share with your blog friends. We can offer our prayers and support when it's needed.

    I'm glad that Spring has arrived in your area. We're still waiting for spring and are digging out of another winter storm but at least, the temperatures are on the rise. I just hope it doesn't melt too fast and cause a big flood for us.

    What a coincidence. I just got my new pair of eye glasses yesterday. This time I ordered them with photo grey so I don't need to carry a separate pair of sunglasses when I drive.
    You got a new tooth added to your partial and I pulled one of my very loose cuspid tooth with a string saving myself a bundle of money. Just one yank and in a second it was out. lol.

    I hope you get some nice spring weather.

  2. The trees are so pretty, surely they say "Springtime is here", Samson, that is good, we cannot know what is in their minds. A partial plate all fixed, as I know that is " REAL JOY " and the glasses, they look wonderful.I always have such a difficult time deciding on a frame. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Hi Inger - so good to see the post - and isn't it lovely seeing the Spring blooms - the trees are wonderful, as long as we can get away without the winds sweeping the blossom off ... and can enjoy the trees before they green up. Spring flowers are amazing ...

    So good Samson is better and you have teeth all back! and then you can see through lavender tinted glasses ... have a peaceful weekend - big hugs from this side of the pond - cheers Hilary

  4. I'm dreaming of spring blooms! I'm glad that Samson is doing better.

  5. those trees are AMAZING!!! i would love to see them. we don't have that much blooming due to our drought. i did not know trees like that could grow in the desert. glad Samson is better and you are so right, sharing sorrow is half the sorry.. i like that saying. sharing moments is what marriage is about.

  6. We are past bloom time so it was nice seeing Spring in action again. Sooooo glad Samson is doing better. Must feel great to be able to bust a great big smile once more. Really like your glasses. I need some new ones also, just hate paying the ridiculous price.

  7. The colors of the trees are so beautiful. I'm glad Samson is better.


  8. The trees are gorgeous. I'm so glad that your dog is better.

  9. I love the trees, I love Samson & I love YOU!!

  10. It looks like you are experiencing the prettiest week in the year. I am hoping to experience that soon but first have to wait for the snow, sleet and ice to melt. It wasn't that bad and certainly not as horrible as the "experts" said it would be, but it was disappointing. Spring will be here soon.

    Enjoy these beautiful weeks.

  11. Those blooming trees are spectacular! And I am very happy that Samson is better. Take a pic with your new glasses to share. Hugs!

  12. Good to hear that Samson is doing better! Faith has grown into quite the dog, you are lucky to have one so observant.
    No beautiful blossoms for us, we had a hard freeze at the wrong time and the blossoms really didn't bloom well.

  13. Hello Inger,
    I am so glad to hear that Samson is doing much better!
    I know how you miss your dear husband...

    So beautiful your new glasses.
    Love the flowering trees!
    Many hugs and a nice week ahead.

  14. Beautiful flowering trees, Inger! I've never seen a redtail hawk from above. That must have been quite a treat!

  15. We called those white flowering trees "snow ball trees", or something like that. The blossoms float everywhere! Great photos.

  16. The pictures are so beautiful! Spring is only about to begin in Latvia. Still cold every other week but we're getting there!
    Glad to hear you and Samson are good. I haven't been here for a while. Hope all is well :)


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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