Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daffodils!


When you enter our beautiful little All American City
by the way of Highway 31,
you will pass by North Christian Church.
Our city is blessed with beautiful architecture,
thanks to the Miller Family & Cummins Foundation,
and is a travel destination for many architectural students.


The grounds are always beautiful, especially in the spring.
Yesterday was my daughter's birthday, and after our lunch time celebration,
I dragged her over for a little photo opportunity...
much to her dismay!
I just knew that the daffodils would be popping up all over!


The daffodils were in full bloom.
There must be a ground cover ground among them
as the beds weren't quite as awesome as in the past.
If you look past the daffodils, you will see the rows
of tulip trees, just ready to burst open.
Would you believe these trees were declared protected
and could not be disturbed during our highway renovation?


Karen, willingly posing for her Momma!


This mornings local newspaper declared that yesterday was a record breaker,
with a high temperature of 81 degrees--2 degrees warmer than ever recorded
for March 14th.
Spring is my favorite time of year...
but it's a wee bit early this time
and I keep holding my breath...
hoping that the frosty mornings
and sometimes springtime snowstorms
don't rain on our parade!
I'm just wondering what is in store for us
weather wise this coming summer.

I had better go grab my camera and see how those
tulip trees are doing!
~
A little side note about Eero Saarinen...
He was a Finnish-American architect/designer-
designed many beautiful buildings
some furniture-including the tulip chair
and
designed The Archway in St. Louis!
Google him.

3 comments:

Peggy B. said...

I love daffodils.

Deserae said...

Those are soooo gorgeous! Spring time is my favorite time of year :o)
~Des

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That's a very interesting looking church. But the daffodils are what caught my eye...they are so beautiful! Your daughter and I share the same special day. A belated Happy Birthday to her!