A Good Friday

A gentle rain fell, 

scrubbing the air…

greening,

refreshing,

encouraging new growth,

and glorious beauty.

~*~

…Happy Easter

32 responses to “A Good Friday

  1. Your picture is beautiful what a nice ray of essence to look at an hour and a half before getting married. Alison and Charles

  2. Hi,
    What a lovely selection of photos, and I loved the little flowered bush in the last one, it certainly is a glorious beauty.
    I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter.

    • Thank you! The bush is my favorite. It is a native in Alabama and by day all its lovely flowers are scentless… but when the sun goes down it has a lovely perfume that fills our yard. We are blessed to have three of them on our little Farmlet! Happy Easter to you and yours! ~ Lynda

        • There are a few flowers that only emit their scent at night. I have never thought to look up the reason for this, but I am sure it has a purpose. It certainly makes sitting outside at this time of year a delight. No mosquitoes yet either! :)

    • Sawsan, in California I used to love the smell and feel of the air after a rain, because it was normally so dry there. Here in the summer the rain makes it HUMID and HOT. Now, in Alabama, I like the spring rains and for the very reason you see in the photos.

    • It is beautiful here! Strangely, we hadn’t either until four years ago. It is a long story. ;) Thank you for visiting and for the compliment! ~ L

  3. What beautiful photos – of a beautiful world! Do you happen to know the name of that night-scented bush? I’ve experienced a few night-bloomers, especially lilies and cactus, but I’ve never seen anything like that.

    I hope your Easter was wonderful. If I were there, I just would have sat around and looked at the trees!

    • This small tree/large shrub is called, Chionanthus virginicus L. or, white fringetree, Grandpa’s whiskers, and a few variations on that theme. It is a native of the US, although there is an oriental variety too. If you like it you might want to be sure and purchase the native variety as I think it would perform the best for you in your area. You can read more about it here at the USDA website. :)

      http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=chvi3

      As for Easter, it was beautiful, and we did do a bit of sitting and watching the trees green up. :)
      And you? ~ L

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