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« on: April 17, 2016, 09:57:41 PM »

Spring is beautiful around here .  .  .
Spring 2016
Part 1 of 2





I've never been a fan of the "cookie-cutter" housing developments.  All the houses therein tend to look the same, and sit relatively close to one another because the lots aren't as large.  But the biggest drawback for me is that developers like to bulldoze all the beautiful old trees before building houses.  Then the residents wonder why their electric bills are so high in the hot summer.  People also tend to want privacy, which means everyone has to build fence.  Since all the houses look the same, all the fences look the same as well.  That results in a hot, open, and ugly place to live.  Definitely not my thing.

I live in one of the older neighborhoods of Athens, Georgia.  And by "older," I mean very well established.  The lots are large and full of giant mature trees.  The houses were built over a period of many decades.  A lot of residents have lived here for many years, and have done a wonderful job of personalizing their yards.  Some people are quite talented in the garden.  I learned quickly to take a camera with me when I go on my morning walks during this time of year. 

So this post is exactly that - what I see when I take a walk through the neighborhood in the spring .  .  .


I wish my Redbud trees looked like this one !






I think there are several Dogwood trees next to it.





A stunning Loropetalum !



It's probably 8 feet tall !





There are a lot of white flowering trees around here.














Not sure what this is other than beautiful !





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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 09:58:15 PM »

continued .  .  .
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The flowers on these trees look like that of a Dogwood, but I'm not sure.








Azaleas are quite common












This is either another azalea or a gardenia of some kind, not sure.





A normal-sized Loropetalum



More Azaleas









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