Wednesday, 7 May 2008

the sights and sounds of spring

It's getting to be green around the yard!

Leaves are unfurling, birds are chirping,

Pink flowers are emerging, chipmunks are scrambling,

If that wasn't enough, strange little red fuzzy things are growing on tree limbs:

Look! Over there! My checkerboard tulips came up again:

And the one sure-fire herald of spring (besides the robins and baby raccoons)


(B says: #%$@#! Something built a nest in this thing during the winter!)

10 comments:

Sue said...

Yup. We get all of that here too, except checkerboard tulips.

witchypoo said...

I'm every bit as thrilled as you are! Been a looong winter. Those checkerboard tulips are actually a type of frittillaria lily. I adore them.

Jenty said...

I love spring photos! And LOL at the last one

Ree said...

Have you noticed that robins are building their nests really close to the ground? We have two in trees this year...and they're no more than 4 feet off the ground.

womaninawindow said...

Is that you there hiding behind that thing? Funny, I drove out YESTERDAY to take a picture of an old truck that I love that I'm afraid is sold. I had the idea to wear a big ole hat and look at my feet and have my kids take the picture. Unfortunately it was raining and I was the ony nut willing to get out of the car for the photo. We MUST be riding some weird wave of astrological goop...

beagle said...

Great photos!

It's probably a robin. They are sweet but bad nest location scouts.

tut-tut said...

Blogger or Google or SOMETHING is not letting me view any pix just now, so I'll have to come back to see all of this.

Sharon said...

Something about the orange Crocs takes away from his credibility as a mechanic...

I miss spring. Here in TX, we have summer from February to mid-November.

meggie said...

Your Spring sure is springing!

Christy said...

Purty!

Seeing that mower reminds me....I'm trying to get the spouse to want an electric one.

Gas mowers are worse than coal powered plants for the environment.

(Not really, but that's what I'm telling him.)