Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good Timing

Well, the Bromsgrovians go back home across the Atlantic later this week and, sure enough, the front driveway Cherry blossoms are blooming. They do this every year at the end of March/beginning of April.

The show is always spectacular.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Getting All Ready For Tomorrow

Well, the tempertures are certainly doing their best for the arrival on Friday of Hanako, Mark, George & Henry.

This warm weather is bringing out the Cherry blossoms. They look great! 

Now, if only we had a battery charger!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Final 2010 Budding Report

So, final interim report.

First the Gingko tree. Some landscape architect told all his students, many decades ago, that the Gingko was the oldest known tree species.

Older even than the Sequoia.

Next, a pic of the lavender bushes in full bloom. Look carefully and you might spot the honey bee that was feasing thereon.

And, finally the backyard Cherry tree, with its emerging blooming flowers.

The ten driveway Cherry trees shall have to await DD and DSIL's arrival in less than a week.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

And, today, a new flowering tree

This time, it's the weeping Cherry outside the Japanese Room window.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

And now. . .

 I do believe that HiltonHouse is getting ready for the arrival of Hanako and Mark later this month.

These pics show the leaf buds from the regular Japanese Maple outside the kitchen.

Still remaining are three different types of Cherry trees. We shall see.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

And, Again!

First, the Camilia. Then, the daffodils. Then, Akiko's Peach tree. Now, Hisako's red-limbed Maple tree!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


March 3d is Girls Day in Japan (and elsewhere.) So here's a cheer to all the girls - granddaughters, daughters, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and greatgrandmothers!


(That's a seven-tiered display. The number of tiers is significant.)

Monday, March 01, 2010

Frank Gehry is A Famous 21st Century American Architect

And now, I can see where he gets his inspiration for building designs!