I LOVE all the buds on the trees that are starting to show up. They are just so pretty. It has been sunny and beautiful here the last couple of days, just giving us a hint of what is to come still. I was out driving around the area the other, actually I was on my way to the store, when I drove through the tiny little town of Elvaston. This is a blink and you miss it town, but they had this beautiful tree with these red buds at their town park and of course the American flag. I couldn't help it, I had to take some pictures. I probably looked like a dork standing out in the park trying to take pictures from different angles to see what I could get. But it was fun. And I love that small towns have flags throughout their towns normally with lights on the American flag as there is supposed to be to show respect for the flag. I don't think the flag or what America stands for gets a whole lot of respect anymore. Even with all of our problems I still love the United States of America and would not want to live anywhere else. Enjoy!