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Sunday Stills: Emerging in Prescott

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Good morning, everyone. Happy Sunday.

I know you hoped to see Terri again in her new house blinged with internet service and all the other new-house bling. Alas, the internet has not EMERGED on time, and you are stuck with me as your hostess for one more week. So please, grab your camera, sift through your photo archives, and play along!!!

When Terri asked me if I’d hang in there for one more Sunday, I agreed knowing that I’d be doing Sunday Stills anyway. As the guest hostess, it just means I have to get my post done a little sooner, LOL.

I can do this!

“There’s nothing more beautiful than watching trees getting dressed up for Spring and Summer”

Charmaine J Forde

Emerging on my Street, Blooming Hills Drive

I walked around our neighborhood with Puppy Girl on Tuesday night. I wanted to give you something fresh that just EMERGED out of my camera. The golden hour of 4:30-5:30 pm felt like about 65 degrees F. with a fairly brisk breeze, I stayed comfortable with a sweatshirt over my long-sleeved shirt. Puppy Girl was fine without her jacket.

I scanned the lawns and landscaping and found very little color EMERGING from the ground except weeds. Trees and bushes were starting to leaf out. So I thought this theme can’t be all about spring flowers emerging out of the soil. I’m not in California any more. This EMERGING dandelion adds some bright color to the grass for Becky B’s #BrightSquare and Cee’s FOTD (Flower of the Day), and it was all I could find!

Obviously Geoffrey, from Tuesday’s Story Chat, “Miniature Planet,” by prize-winning author, Doug Jacquier, doesn’t live on Blooming Hills Drive. (You’ll have to read the story to verify that statement.)

Emerging Theme One: Bright Blossoms

On March 29, I took pictures of Blooming Hills as the blossoms emerged. Leaves delayed, white blossoms proliferated, Granted, I played with the photo by adding a couple of filters in Photoshop Elements.

In less than a week leaves started EMERGING. On April 6th leaves appeared between the blossoms. I love the threesome of leaves that are emerging at the top of the left-hand picture. The tiny middle leaf looks almost like a star.

As we strolled down the street that same evening, we noticed that some of the trees didn’t realize that the weather had changed. The trees feared the return of a wintery 30 degrees instead of the lovely 82 degrees it was yesterday.

On closer inspection, the tree above showed signs of life.

As we continued up Blooming Hills Drive, we noticed that not all trees blossomed at an even rate. This single peach tree might have been two different trees, one in full bloom and left side still waiting for warmer weather. The owner told me that the blooms only lasted for two weeks.

About a week ago, Prescott endured 30 mile an hour winds. The gale stripped the tree of about half of the blossoms before the leaves had fully emerged. These two photos are submitted to Jude for her Life in Colour pink challenge.

Emerging Theme Two: New Homes

In this EMERGING real estate market, the dearth of inventory of homes for sale is the bane of realtors. As we drove down the street earlier in the day, my realtor husband, pointed to his left and said, “Emerging, look a house is emerging.”

What is EMERGING from YOUR imagination and files of photos?

EMERGING breaking out, popping up, transpiring, becoming apparent , ore even surviving a difficult situation. EMERGING can refer to markets, technology, butterflies, economies, countries, resources, and much more.

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Thanks to those who joined Sunday Stills last week.

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    • Thanks for allowing me the honor of hosting, Terri, I hope I got back to everyone. I lived in fear of forgetting someone. I love your beautiful purples. And that dragonfly was amazing. WOW! All my scheduled posts are running out. Good thing I did everything ahead of time.


    • Those are gorgeous, Cee. Thanks for joining in. I’ll comment on your blog when I get home. I have the same sign in issues Terri does when I’m on my phone.🤗🤗🤗

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  1. Blooming Hills looks like a lovely place, Marsha. I find it strange how spring seems to take her time visiting some places. We’ve had spring blooms since late February, and even though we’ve just had the coldest April night since 2013, the spring flowers look rather lovely amongst the April snow and ice. It is spring, isn’t it?

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    • Spring is so strange where you get it. In CA we barely had time to prune the roses before they bloomed again. You have to prune when they are still blooming in Dec and January.

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  2. Marsha, Spring is such an exiting time of the year as I witness right before my bedazzled eyes life take sprout!! OH how incredible Mother is and each year awaiting for this time, I do not ever get disappointed. Your photos are awesome and I thank you for sharing what Spring looks like your way. Keep on doing what you love!!

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  3. It’s great to see your emerging blossoms Marsha! We are moving into autumn/winter down here and still things are flowering and staying alive so I’m happy. The temperatures have dropped and mornings are chilly so a sign of things to come. I loved your take on emerging but alas I haven’t done a post yet!

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    • Don’t worry, Debbie. You have a lot going on. You can combine Sunday Stills with another post you are doing. It doesn’t have to be spring, You mentioned one emerging quality of autumn, Debbie. There are plenty of other things that emerge. Did you see Donna’s post? Also take a look at Sarah Wilkies – “toonsarah’s post. Not spring at all. I’m happy that you keep in touch during this time. I’m glad when people come by so Terri sees I didn’t scare away all her friends and participants! LOL

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  4. Oh no! So sorry about your computer. Your husband must have felt terrible. I love your pictures of spring emerging. Even though we don’t have what most people would consider a winter around here, I, too, am seeing new buds emerging (also, a lot of construction). Thank you for taking over hosting duties for Terri while she settles into her new home.

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    • Thanks, Janis! I’m using my phone right now. Expensive cups, but fortunately I have almost everything on the cloud. I’ll have to get a new Photoshop program. Thanks for your sympathy and lovely comment. I’m soaking it all up!

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  5. Hi, Marsha – Thank you for the tour of Prescott emerging around us. Like your area, the housing market in BC is emerging at a rapid pace.
    I previously published my Emerge Post as I was also using it for a photography course that I was taking. Here’s a link to that post
    And here’s my Emerge Instagram post. Cherry Trees emerging all around me!

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    • Donna, these are so amazing. Your talent and zest for life shines in every photo. I wasn’t able to comment on Instagram because I don’t know my password, and my computer drown in a cup of coffee this morning. Thanks again for everything these past three weeks, Donna.

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  6. It never ceases to amaze me how different our temperatures can be a mere one-hour drive away. We too experienced those high winds. And the real estate market is crazy everywhere. Great pics of your area.


  7. Lovely flowering trees. I do like seeing the new growth emerging. Here, the plumeria buds are a magnet for lots of insect life. Interesting how your real estate market is faring. There’s a lot of demand for houses here, mostly I think because people think Hawaii is a good place to ride out the covid crisis, since we haven’t fared too badly. Here’s my offering today of a different kind of house:

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          • I so agree. Last year, at this time, when we were all ordered to stay home…and we mostly did except for essentials, I decided I needed something to look forward to in the garden and ordered a surprise bunch of bulbs on line and put them in pots on our backyard. Every piece of green that emerged was exciting and then as each different bulb came up it was a true delight of an example of nature that does not let us down. They’re all in their pots again still and I look forward to this years show.

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          • That’s what we did, too. We planted a huge garden and had so much fun watching it grow up. 🙂 It almost felt like nothing was wrong because we were outside working every day. We could go to the nursery because it was essential.


  8. Today the snow is covering the ground and I know the crocuses will be hunkered down again just like I am doing for the day. I chuckled that your puppy dog could go out without her jacket – our two never wear jackets even when it is -40 (which is gone for the season now). I enjoyed your take on emerging – never thought about new houses that way. I take it the real estate market is booming where you live as it seems to be here in Canada as well. Thanks for hosting.

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    • Hi Bernie, thank you so much. PG sleeps either under the covers or under a towel. She has very little hair. The real estate market is amazing everywhere, I think.


  9. I love to see all new life in spring 💚 although the weather here is still pretty cold…we’ve had snow and hail so I hope it doesn’t impact on things too much.

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  10. Thank you again for hosting Sunday Stills, Marsha! Your images emerged perfectly with your chosen theme of flowers and home construction! 82 sounds delightful. We actually had a little snow flurries yesterday then the sun came out and it felt warm at 49 degrees, lol! I had some fun emerging images in mind which I will include for next week’s post. Thank goodness I’m able to engage through WP reader this morning! See ya Tuesday!

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    • I’m using my husband’s computer today. He spilled an entire cup of coffee on mine just as I was starting to answer comments! LOL. Off to Best Buy. They don’t have any in stock. So my new computer comes on the 15th. Then I will have to reinstated all my aps etc. I’ll have to get a new Photoshop because mine was only good on my computer. So I may make the big investment. Can’t wait for you to come back. I loved doing this, but I’ve missed all your personal touches. 🙂

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      • Oh no, Marsha! I’m sorry to hear! A new computer is a good thing but waiting is inconvenient! I ran out of energy to read posts and comment today. I meant to sit down with the laptop earlier today, but visited with my neighbor then emptied 5 boxes of bathroom essentials into new places in the closets and brand new medicine cabinet Hans installed yesterday. I’m toast. Plus I still have to log in to WP to read even from the reader. Sigh. At least I jotted down my ideas for next week and managed to take some pics. Enjoy your evening!

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        • Thanks, I’m using Vince’s computer, so it helps that I have one to use. I couldn’t get anything done if I didn’t have that! 🙂 I’m glad you are relaxing this evening. We can talk on Tuesday or sooner, if you want.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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