01-The azaleas in my back yard are in full bloom. Since they are only in bloom for about a week the entire year long, this is definitely a picture to include in this month's twelve.
02-Self-portrait in the mirror at Hot Bagel, where I had breakfast at 1 p.m. today (yes, breakfast).
03-Not pretty spring shoes but what I was wearing, nonetheless. It is chilly lately. And on the ground are pink petals that will soon multiply and cover my entire yard--the next-door neighbor's fully bloomed tree is losing leaves. I'm no gardener, so I don't know what it's called, but it's another of those lasts-only-about-a-week type of blooming tree that we have so much of around here.
04-Dogwood tree in front of my house. Just a week ago, the tree looked bare and the leaves were barely starting to bud. The green and foliage has sort of exploded this week.
05-The high school next door to my complex is selling flowers, as they do every year around this time.
06-At Nall's Produce, a vintage tractor is displayed along with old Radio Flyer wagons (for hauling plants to your car). I usually go to Nall's in the fall to photograph fall colors. First time I've done this in the spring.
07-Nall's had some fresh produce in, as well as preserves made from fruit grown locally. Screaming Hornets salsa and cherry salsa were items I had never seen before.
08-At Barnes & Noble, they had a display of Titanic books. This week marks 100 years since it sank. My cousin Sherri, whose birthday is April 15--the day of the sinking--is currently on a Titanic Memorial Cruise and is to have arrived at the crash site this evening at the exact time the Titanic went down. This is right up Sherri's alley, and I can't wait to hear about her trip when she gets back.
09-At Mount Calvary where I attend church, the sign announces this week's gospel concert featuring the Proclaimer's Quartet. We have gospel "singings" once a month, usually the first Friday--but we scheduled it this year the second week so as not to have it on Good Friday. As it was, we had a funeral held at our church on Good Friday.
10-In the little cemetery beside our church, this grave is new. An elderly member of our church died last week and was buried here.
11-A marker in the cemetery that looks summery--like an Easter basket.
12-Another self-portrait--me and my friend Kathy F.--now retired and living in another state. She has been visiting for a few days and staying with another friend. Tonight we all had dinner together before she has to return to her home on Saturday.