Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This is the apricot tree beneath our neighbor Olya's window

Yesterday morning, our neighbor Olya called us over to her apartment to show us the apricot tree beneath her kitchen window that was bursting with blossoms and buzzing with bees. These are the first blossoms we've seen here in Bila Tserkva this year making it officially Spring in all of our minds. Spring is definitely my favorite time of year in Ukraine. Everything is coming to life just in time for Easter (we celebrate Easter in Ukraine on April 19th).


Danny and Liese said...

beautiful picture. we had a good time with you guys today and are looking forward to seeing you in CA.

Micah, Christy and the 4 J's said...

That is a great picture! Our trees are so close!!! Thanks for coming out to visit us yesterday! We are blessed by your friendship!

Greg and Edna Silva said...

Thanks for having us out to visit. We wish it could have been longer than just the day.

Danny and Liese,
Promise us you'll come stay with us in Visalia. Maybe we can all make a trip up to Three Rivers.

Micah and Christy,
Hopefully you guys can make a trip here to Bila Tserkva before we leave. The kids would have so much fun on the playground.


Sara said...

Can I take a copy of the pic for my Dad? He's putting together a presentation from our trip in Ukraine last fall and always likes to include flowers sprinkled throughout.

Greg and Edna Silva said...

Of course. Go to Flickr and you can download it in various sizes. Enjoy.


Little Viky said...

Who took that picture? It's awesome!!!

Greg and Edna Silva said...

I took it by holding my camera over my head to get just the right angle. I couldn't see it until after I took it and then moved away to avoid all the bees that were buzzing around the blossoms. I'm allergic to bee stings so I pretty much snapped the photo and ran. I'm surprised you can't see any bees in the picture.