Saturday, March 26, 2011

Signs Of Spring

The wild turkeys have returned from the river...
Here's a Tom strutting through the yard

Bulbs are waking up and the grass is greening...

Tulips poking through the straw mulch and chicken
wire. I'm going out every day to clip the wire away
from the plants emerging from the ground. The chickenwire
is working to keep the chickens from scratching the beds.

Lilac buds are beginning to swell...

And, the snow has returned...
This is what we woke to on Friday morning. By
afternoon it was mostly melted.

  This is our back deck where we're trying to keep
  Lacey off thus the trellis. However if you look closely
  the trellis has fallen off the nail and there is a clear
  spot in the snow which means Lacey spent the night
  on the deck sleeping in the snow instead of in her new
          ...and this is what we woke to this morning!
          The good news is all the moisture in the snow
          that we really need right now.

     The snow continues to fall. Oh well, the spring
     peas will just have to wait to be planted.

The exciting part of spring is all the sudden changes as you see here. Every day reveals something new...
whether it is spring flowers
or bluebirds beginning to check out the birdhouses
or snow.

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden." ~Ruth Stout

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