It’s always fun to see new flowers in spring every time we move.
Tori and Alex were thrilled to see this pretty lil guy in the garden!
They giggled at the name “Crocus.”
hyacinths are my favorite!
yellowbells, or forsythia for y’all other folks
the hedges all have buds on them
also, the lilacs are budding and I see tulips and daffodils sprouting up all over the yard.
We made pinecone seed gifts for the birds and they’re just now becoming really popular. The birds are all aflutter, and tease my cats who sit on windowsills chattering in anticipation, dreaming of chasing.
We’ve had woodpeckers and finches, sparrows and starlings enjoy our feeders lately.
This must be a juvenile or female Northern Flicker.
This one came and enjoyed some lard and seeds in our feeders on the maple tree.
Peek a Boo!
This bird had stunning red feather under the tail and wings and little red rings around the eyes.
Everyday we get new buds and flowers.
Flowers are poking green leaves and buds through the grass and trees are beginning to flower.
The Lenten rose twists and turns and bursts into mauve blooms, almost disguised as lovely leaves.
The primroses peek through the leafs, and stretch towards the sunrays.
Hyacinths are my ultimate favorite flower. Their scent is intoxicating.
I love forsythia and the birds are all twitterpated, jumping from branch to branch.
The mint returns, creeping, breaking free from its hibernation to be crushed underfoot and scent the cold spring air with its sharpness.
Every day, my girls inspect our buds, excited to report on the progress of each flower and tree in their springing forth.
It’s so exciting to run barefoot in the cool grass and soak up the sunshine after a long winter. They report to me on the clouds. Even little Alex is watching the sky and learning the different cloud shapes and purposes. While many of my friends in other parts of the US are experiencing snow still, we are blessed to have an early springtime. The temps have been in the 50s.
We’ve been reading poetry by Seamus Heaney and Emily Dickinson with our tea, listening to Brinkman Adventures or Vivaldi’s Spring.
We love the pastel art lessons by Hodgepodge and I am so impressed by my talented kids!
They know hyacinths are my favorite. This hyacinth is just barely being kissed by a sunbeam.
The cherry trees are riotously bursting forth, a surprise around a corner, bringing happy smiles to our faces.
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