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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring!

You were kind enough to join me on my walk to work during the barren and early part of spring.

Here are a few photos to show you what our campus is looking like now!

These are the older dormitories in the oldest part of campus. Gorgeous flowering trees.

Spring is MSU's prettiest time (although autumn is a close second!). I loved this redbud.

Red buds -- my favorite.

It's in front of this building -- the one of the campus' earlier buildings. (We were founded in 1855; this is 1881). It's the original library/museum. Who knew when they built this that one day I would be asked to be on the museum board?

Beaumont Tower is one of our landmarks. The carillon is wonderful, with summer concerts. But it never looks as lovely as now.

Apple trees everywhere! I love 'em!

The gardens are beginning to bloom. MSU started as an agricultural college and the program is still strong. The poppies are especially beautiful...

And there were still some daffs and narcissus. So many varieties...

I suspect the flowering trees will lose their flowers after this weekend's heavy rains.

And, as a fond farewell, here's a plaque from one of our older buildings where the home ec (as it was called then) classes took place. I love this sign. Unfortunately, the building is due for demolition over the next year, which both saddens and angers me.

Thanks for walking along!

15 comments:

beth said...

what a beautiful place to work !!!

anno said...

Now there's a real fringe benefit: an enticing walk into work! Thanks for taking us along.

Janet said...

Lovely tress and flowers. What a beautiful place to have a walk. Thanks for taking us along.

Herzblatt said...

How wonderful, Jeanie! I love the trees in spring, too....these colours are absolutly great!!!

Mary Timme said...

Oh, yes it is pretty and just so spring-y! Thanks for taking us with you.

Rosa said...

This makes the wait worthwhile. Gorgeous!! xo

BONNIE K said...

Every picture is beautiful. I love those poppies.

Joanne Huffman said...

lovely!

robin-bird said...

oh i've wanted to take a walk with your for a long time! and a tour of where you work helps me place you there when i am picturing your life. there is nothing better than the spring trees and those old buildings.
xox

Jeanne said...

I love all you share
I too love Red Bud trees
Love Jeanne

JOYCE said...

What a beautiful campus. There must be lots of history there.

Bella Rum said...

Just lovely. I love red bud trees too. Thank you for dropping by The Red Umbrella and leaving a comment.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Beautiful arhitecture. Lovely trees. A wonderful stroll with you. Thanks!

jet1960 said...

Enjoyed the tour! College campuses can be so beautiful. The University of Alabama always looks so lovely in the spring. Of course, we are now entering early summer weather here.

Kris said...

It really is a beautiful campus. I enjoy walks along the river and in the gardens.

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