I am always amazed at how quickly winter turns into spring. How one day you see some green poking up through the dirt, and then barely a week later. Flowers everywhere.
This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers!
And just as quickly as they bloomed, the flowers faded away. Not to be seen again for another year. I love these flowers that fill the front garden with giant splotches pf color. I just wish the blooms stayed longer.
My favorite time to explore Old Salem is on a weekday evening, when not many people fill the streets and I am free to wander about.
I always head towards the back corners of the village. The knobby cobblestone paths are quieter there and less often traveled.
Towering trees stand tall over my head. Some of them must be as old as the buildings themselves.
Nestled between the buildings are many hidden corridors and twisting paths. There is never a lack of places to explore.
One of my very favorite things about summer is the long warm nights that are often spent exploring.
Many Streets downtown are lined with cheery trees and for a few weeks each spring, there is a glorious display of light pink cherry blossoms.
These particular trees are right outside my office window at work. I’ve never had a desk near a window before so I was quite overjoyed to be looking at these trees every day. One day they were looking so pretty I had to race right back there after going home to get my camera so I could take some pictures. .
I love walking along the city sidewalks, underneath all the blossoms. I just wish the trees stayed in bloom longer. A few days after I took these photos, some huge storms came through and all the flowers were washed away. I wish flowering trees kept their blooms all summer.
I have returned!
I have a new camera, new laptop, new photo editor, and I what I hope is new inspiration.
There are quite a few posts that have been hanging out in my drafts, waiting around for me to figure out what to say about them so those should be appearing soon.
Happy Easter from the cats! Don’t pig out on too much chocolate 🙂