Hello, Spring!

10 Apr

Spring finally arrived here in Old Town Warrenton. Truth be told, I think Summer is here. I think we hit the low 90s today.

Weather in the Virginia Piedmont may be even more fickle than in Maryland!

Really, though, it was gorgeous. I couldn’t NOT go outside. So I grabbed my real camera for a change, as opposed to the iPhone, and went for a stroll.

Main Street House

Main Street House

I so enjoyed seeing all of the flowers. It was just lovely… looking, strolling, snapping a pic or two. Us photographer types are afflicted with a curse that really makes us SEE stuff. Colors, lines, shadows, oddities… the phrase seeing the big picture doesn’t apply. We see everything.

I’ll just let these pics — there are lots — speak for themselves.

Main Street

Main Street

 

Spring Blooms

Spring Blooms

 

Main Street House

Main Street House

 

Statuary

Statuary

 

Main Street

Main Street

 

Mosby Museum Outbuilding

Mosby Museum Outbuilding

 

Colors!

Colors!

 

Another Mosby Museum Outbuilding

Another Mosby Museum Outbuilding

Note… that thermometer says 100! It’s in the sun, but that proves how warm it got today.

Can I just say I am really glad I have friends who are storekeepers that aren’t afraid to run their air conditioner? Thanks, Sherrie, Janet, and Kelly Ann!

And hats off to the Red Truck Bakery, which is where I bought a drink today and very tasty Birdseed Cookie (sugar cookie with poppy seeds, anise, fennel, and some other stuff). Of course, I had seeds stuck in my teeth afterward, but it was worth it!

Hyacinths

Hyacinths

 

Forsythia

Forsythia

 

Forsythia and a Red Bush

Forsythia and a Red Bush

 

Daffodil and Blue Stuff

Daffodil and Blue Stuff

 

Upended Chair

Upended Chair

 

Cherry? Crabapple?

Cherry? Crabapple? Pretty!

 

Main Street

Main Street

It just LOOKS like a perfect day for a stroll, doesn’t it?

Main Street

Main Street

 

Courthouse

Courthouse

 

Daffodils

Daffodils

 

Poppy!

Poppy!

 

Magnolia

Magnolia

 

Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Those flowers are so vibrant, they sort of hurt my eyes!

Library

Library

 

Reflection

Reflection

 

View from Courthouse Steps

View from Courthouse Steps

 

Frog Quilt at Kelly Ann's Quilts (made by Lynne)

Frog Quilt at Kelly Ann’s Quilts (made by Lynne)

 

It's even Springy on the inside!

It’s even Springy on the inside!

 

Back Gate

Side Gate

 

Main Street

Main Street

 

North 6th Street House

North 6th Street House

 

North 6th Street House

North 6th Street House

 

South 6th Street House

South 6th Street House

Did you enjoy your virtual stroll through my lovely little town?

I captured some pics at twilight, too. I’ll share them in the next post.

5 thoughts on “Hello, Spring!

  1. Absolutely beautiful pictures.

    It makes me want to stroll through own in the sunshine. Such pretty colors and blooms.

    I know what you mean about seeing everything. My problem is the photos never seem to quite capture what I am seeing the way I want it to.

  2. Kathy:

    I love to see the charm of Warrenton through your photos.

    can’t imagine it being that hot already. We don’t even get in the 90’s in the heat of summer. I mean you’re into the hot weather while others are still getting snow and freezing temps.

    you are so lucky

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

  3. What a lovely town you live in! The pictures are postcard pretty! Forsythia – that is what the infernal bush that makes me sneeze like crazy is called, for years I have been calling it the yellow bush of aggravation – Achoo! Love the froggy quilt, did that happen to follow you home? Happy Spring!

  4. Thanks to all of you for commenting. I am so glad to know y’all enjoy the pics. I love sharing our town. I’ve been too busy to respond to everyone, so I hope you all don’t mind this group thanks. 🙂

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