Springtime has definitely arrived here in Texas. As you can see, our Bradford Pear tree blossomed this week!
It's covered with these pretty flowers...
Also growing like crazy, is the ivy in my backyard. I brought some of it inside and put together this arrangment. I took a painted flower pot, put a cereal bowl inside and filled it with water and then floral moss. I gently bent the ivy branches into an oval and tucked the ends into the bowl of water and moss.
Hidden among the moss is a small birds nest and egg.
This nest happens to be a real Mourning Dove nest. It was built on top of our internet cable box out by our back patio. It was a home for two baby birds and we had lots of fun watching them grow up. Last fall, the box needed to be replaced, so I had the repair man gently take down the nest for me to keep. The eggs aren't real. ;0)
Nests and eggs seem to be my spring theme this year...here is the spring wreath I made for my front door. I took a grapevine wreath and wrapped ivy around it.
Nestled in the soft moss, a bluebird sits on her nest of eggs.
Uncle Stephen went home this morning. Everyone is feeling sad so we are trying to keep busy. Today, the bedrooms got a deep cleaning and tomorrow we are going to the garden center.
Thank you for looking at my springtime decorations!