Well, spring has finally arrived! The shrubs along our fenceline are in full bloom and the apple trees are also starting to burst out. A couple weeks ago the Globe Willows came out but they are always early. Today I had a great spring walk around our neighborhood and on "our place" (http://geobobford.com/myplace.html). During the last week I've been working around the yard planting some more plants in our "rock garden" and getting fields ready for the first irrigation of the season which begins a week from tomorrow.
Then we take off on a spring trip through the Great Basin of Nevada and onto California (Napa-Sonoma) and Healdsburg area for a 50th anniversary of my high school graduation and to visit colleagues at a local university--and of course to TAKE PICTURES. Here are a few photos from the last few days around Rockville and our place in Rockville Utah. Some of them were with old high school friends who were visiting from Oregon. Enjoy!
|View to the South Mesa and our rock garden in Rockville Utah|
|Our new "yard art"--a horse that doesn't eat hay!|
|Another view of the front yard orchard, rock garden and South Mesa.|
|The road to Grafton Ghost town where we took our friends from Oregon.|
|Mt Kinesava in the background and Grafton Ghost Town across the fields.|
|The Old Schoolhouse and Russell House in Grafton Utah.|
|The old Log Barn in Grafton Ghost Town.|
|Spring leave on the willows and cottonwoods along the Virgin River|
|Spring green and red rocks in Zion National Park|
|Pedestrian entry to Zion Park and spring leaves.|
|New leaves of spring in Zion Park near the Visitor Center.|
|Double Rainbow over the historic Rockville Bridge.|
|Spring blooms at the community center in Rockville Utah.|
|The florist shop in Hurricane.|
|Spring at the bank in Hurricane Utah.|
|An old antiques store in Hurricane Utah.|
|Another Antiques Store in Hurricane.|
Have a wonderful Spring and come back again!