Saturday, May 02, 2009

Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'

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My dad tells us the story of when he was on his mission and every single morning he would wake up to The Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing this song from Oklahoma. In high school, his favorite way of waking us up was to come down the hall and into our rooms singing this at the top of his lungs.
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And oh what a beautiful morning it was this morning! My pear tree and my crab apple tree are in full bloom, the grass is super green and the leaves are showing their pretty little faces all over my backyard.
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The sun was shining and lighting up all these pretty little blossoms. I never really understood the desire to take pictures of flowers. I mean they're pretty and I certainly appreciate them...
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But real Spring (preceded by a real winter with lot's of snow!) has inspired me! I mean I love the desert of Arizona - it's really beautiful, and Spring does visit the desert - for about a week. Actually, you can't beat the smell of citrus blooms and the night blooms! Ahhh, glorious!
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But then again, having a pear tree and a crab apple tree right in your own backyard, and a magnolia tree in your neighbor's yard is pretty great too.

I really love it here.

Hugs & Kisses from Charmaine

66 comments:

Rachael said...

those are some seriously beautiful shots!

{i am stopping by from SITS to say hi}

Kelli said...

it is a beautiful morning there!

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Christina's Blog said...

Those pictures are so cute!! Hope you are doing well! Love you guys.

-Christina-

La Belle Mere UK said...

GORGEOUS pics.... lovely.

Happy SITS day.

LBM xxxxxx

Jennifer said...

Wow, those are some really gorgeous pictures! I loved them.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, those are seriously pretty. I wish we had beautiful foliage like that in Florida. :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Sounds very pretty! Morning is definitely my favorite time of day! Great song to start of the day with by the way!

Happy SITS day!

Vanessa said...

Stopping by from SITS.
Those shots are amazing! Hard to wake up grumpy looking at a sight like that one!

Astrid said...

Lovely photos!

Happy SITS day!

Joy said...

Gorgeous photostory!

Happy SITS feature day to you!

Christine said...

A beautiful morning, indeed! Love the pics. I do that too. I love the springtime, when everything is waking up and you know that warmer days are on their way. Great post.

Robin said...

Gee....I thought I was the only one who woke the family singing that song. :-)

Kari said...

Those are really beautiful photos!

Over from SITS to say hello.

Pam said...

Those photos are really lovely. I lived in AZ for 14 years and never saw pear, crab apple or or magnolia trees. We have cactus, palo verde and lemon trees. I wish I had known!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Beautiful photos!

GreedyGirl said...

Hi www.greedygirlsguide.com checking in from SITS

Great Pictures

Kirsten said...

Very pretty photos.

Happy SITS Day!

Stephanie said...

I love spring! I love May!! What gorgeous pictures!!

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Fruitful Vine2 said...

I love that song!

Laura said...

Love the pictures. Happy SITS Day!!

Tater Tot Mom said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Stopping in from SITS...have a great day!

Kara said...

Congrats on being saucy today. Those photos are just stunning!

lynne b. [my life in blog] said...

o lovely. beautiful. what a beautiful share. thank you.

Miss Peregrin said...

Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing them.

Happy SITS day!

Mom of Three said...

Thanks for sharing this. These are gorgeous photos.

Stopping by from SITS.

Creative Junkie said...

omgosh, how beautiful are those photos?

Two Normal Moms said...

Lovely!

Lacie E. said...

These are such great shots. My dad had a Friday song so i can totally relate to waking up to a song but hopefully your dad isn't as tone deaf as mine lol

Disney said...

What beautiful photos!

Amber Page Writes said...

Gorgeous pics...it's nice to have a reminder of spring when winter's about to rear it's not so pretty head.

Rbarakat said...

How nice to be able to see such beautiful things in your own yard - you take great photos! WHat a cutie in the firats pic!

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

beautiful photos! hi from SITS!

Tonya said...

Beautiful pictures!

Stalker v1.5 said...

I am so jealous of you right now. That is absolutely beautiful!

Date Girl said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful backyard, you really are lucky! My mom used to sing that song to us to wake us up too. Drove me nuts, but now I smile thinking about it. I'll probably sing it to my kids too!

a H.I.T. said...

Beautiful morning and post!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

What beautiful pictures. Oh I wish that's what our trees were starting too look like instead of on their way out. I love springtime. Have a great day as FB @ SITS.

Le Gourou de Sandwich said...

Great photos. love that. hey, i tried to leave a comment on your post called What?!?, but got a place to sign in for commenting??? I passed and left one here instead. Take care, Keri

Mama Kayla said...

Beautiful photos!

Mel said...

Beautiful pictures! Stopping by from SITS!

Katie said...

Beautiful Pictures! I sometimes sing that to my baby in the mornings!

Thishumanscondition said...

So gorgeous! Spring and Fall are my favorites but I never took any photos of either before I had kids...

Pricilla said...

Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.
Happy SITS day.

Mary said...

Nice! Hope you had a great feature day with SITS!

Happy weekend!!

Taylor K said...

I live in Arizona and LIVE for the two weeks the orange blossoms are in bloom! Other than that, I kind of hate it. Two years and counting......tick-tock-tick-tock. Happy SITS day!

Meg said...

So pretty!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Gorgeous photos!! I love the blossoms. :) Happy SITS Day!

Cole said...

Beautiful pictures!

Happy SITS Day!

Heather said...

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

Katrina said...

beautiful pictures!
stopping by frm sits

Lynn said...

That first shot needs to be in a frame somewhere. That is just stunning.

Happy SiTS day!

My best, Lynn

shortmama said...

Makes me wish for spring again! Im an AZ girl!

Mighty M said...

So beautiful!

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. ;)

Harmony said...

What great pictures, I love beautiful mornings.

Missy said...

What beautiful pictures.

Happy SITS day!

Chandice said...

These are great! Happy SITS day!

k80 said...

stopping by from SITS! beautiful pics! God's creation is AMAZING! What a Mastermind!

Xazmin said...

Beautiful...Popcorn Popping, right?

Unknown Mami said...

Just stunning. Thank you for sharing the beauty that surrounds you.

Sarah@HomeschoolinRealLife said...

Lovely!

Gina said...

Simple and refreshing. I love it. A good reminder to be in the moments.

Emalee said...

Oh those are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kristin said...

What gorgeous pics!

Mary-Jane said...

Beautiful photos. Makes me want to get outside in my own garden!

Happy SITS day!

Hoity Toity Baby said...

Fantastic photos! Love it! Sitstahood!