Signs of Spring–Soon to be Gone

I, Zeb the Duck, love spring, with the tulips and trees in bloom.   Yesterday mom and I drove around our neighborhood to see the flowers, maybe for the last time this spring.   The weather forecast is for a big spring snow lasting two or three days.   If the forecast is correct, we could receive a foot of very wet, heavy snow.   The wet snow could knock the blossoms off the trees and break the stems of tulips and daffodils.   We thought this tree was very pretty.

Pretty blossoms

Pretty blossoms

It is a rather large tree and flowering branches cover the entire corner of the yard.   I liked the different shades of pink on this tree.

Shades of pink

Shades of pink

It was a smaller tree, but so pretty.   White blossoms cover this rather large tree.

So many white flowers

So many white flowers

There are three of these trees along the street.   With the breeze these blossoms were swaying in the tree.

delicate individual petals

delicate individual petals

Very pretty to see.   Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.

Tulips of many colors

Tulips of many colors

The variety of colors here really caught my eye.   Tulips usually survive storms, but this much wet snow could break the stems.   During our last storm in March, several tree limbs broke also, knocking down power lines.   Yellow, of course, is my favorite color–duck yellow I call it.   Naturally I asked mom to take a picture of these yellow tulips.

Duck yellow tulips

Duck yellow tulips

You notice that I am not in any of these photographs.   Mom doesn’t go into people’s yards and neither do I.   But know that I, Zeb the Duck, was there and telling mom what pictures to take.   After all, this blog is The Colorado Traveling Ducks, not humans.   And, maybe we will not receive as much snow as predicted.   Maybe we will still have the tulips and blooming trees next week.