Monday, April 2, 2012

Weeping Cherry Trees and Raspberry Lemon Coffee Cake

 Hello friends!

I have been so busy getting my gardens ready for the growing season.
I have two Weeping Cherry Trees and they are my favorite.

This pink one is 13 years old now.

The other one has white flowers.
This one is about 4 years old now.

I made this yummy Raspberry Lemon Coffee Cake.

My Forsythia that I forced inside a month ago has finally bloomed! I thought it was going to go straight to  the leaves but the bright, yellow flowers finally showed off.

It's finally starting to come to life around my patio, so exciting!

Fully blossomed.

We are supposed to get snow tonight! NOOOO! I just want rain now, no more snow!
I hope my flowering trees make it through the cold.

Have a great week!


  1. Hi Shanon, I'm glad you visited me so that when I came over to visit with you I got to see your weeping cherry trees. I have been wanting one for a few years now, and I have just the place for one. That raspberry and lemon coffee cake sounds delicious. I'm following you now through Linky followers.

  2. Very beautiful, Shanon! Your yard is really coming to life!

    I have always wanted a Weeping Cherry - perhaps this is the year!

    You have inspired me!

    Sorry about your snow - really hoping it doesn't, that's awful after things start to bloom, ugh.

    Have a blessed Easter week.

  3. The weather has been so crazy. I hope your beautiful blooms survive the swings in temperature. Now I want coffee cake. I'm trying to cut down on sweets, Shanon. Thanks a lot. LOL

  4. I love cherry trees, especially having gone to college in Maryland. They are a quintessential spring sight for me! Your weeping cherry trees are lovely.

  5. I am with you--no more snow! Love your weeping cherry trees:)

  6. Trees are beautiful and your cake looks yummy! Raspberry and lemon a great combination.

  7. weeping cherrys are my fav! hope your flowers survive the snow:) now, i need to find something to eat, cuz, your cake made me hungry:)

  8. This entire post is fully of beauty and deliciousness! I was focused on the pretty trees and then the cake popped up and took all over all my thoughts! Yum!

  9. I hope the temp stays above freezing, Shanon. Your yard and trees are gorgeous. And the coffee cake, wow, a work of art! I could go a slice right now. Have a happy and blessed week. xo

  10. Love all the trees in blossom !!!
    Your a lucky girl!!!
    Happy Holy Week!!!
    Blessings Lori

  11. Beautiful shots Shanon, it is so hopeful to see signs of spring. I went and cut some white cherry blossoms today, they are dropping blossoms all over my house!! Maybe I should put them on the porch next time!! Your patio looks so welcoming, what a lovely spot to sit. I hope you are going to share that awesome cake recipe:-)

  12. Your weeping cherry trees are very pretty, and I know you are very excited to have all this color in your yard. We just got tulips, irises, and a few other spring flowers in bloom too, but as you said, we fully expect the temperature to drop. Seems spring tempts us early each year, then we are reminded how unpredictable the weather really is. I hope your plants survive tonight. Good luck!!! Thanks for linking up to my party this week.

  13. One of my favorite times is when everything is in bloom!
    Boy! That raspberry cake looks so delish!
    Love all your Easter decorations and that cute bench in your last post!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  14. wow...i love your trees! so very pretty! your cake looks so yummy must be a good cook and baker. your patio and yard are gorgeous as much lovely in the post!!!

  15. Looking at your pretty trees, you just reminded me that I need to go outside and cover my plum tree. It's supposed to get soooo cold tonight and, of course, the tree is just starting to bloom. Oh my goodness, not only are your trees pretty, but so is that cake. Gosh, that looks yummy!

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