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We are having a very early spring. Yesterday, my husband and I went for a little walk and here is some of what we saw…

LOVE the colors out there!!! With all the sights…sounds…smells…by far my favorite time of year!

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In the middle of winter…a little sign of spring shows up in our house…TULIPANER!

I will never claim to have a green thumb…both my grandmothers have at least two each!!! At my house…if they survive…I’m doing something right…if not…well…it wasn’t the right kind of plant for me!

In October or November…my mind can’t remember that far back…I planted a bunch of bulbs. I would look and look and look for buds, but nothing…for the longest time. Then during Christmas sometime they finally showed up! They have been millimetering up (NO inching here!) out of the pot. I’m sure the quality of dirt isn’t the best…as well as many other things, but HEY!!!…they’re growing!!! Jippi! It is a miracle every time a flower buds out. I finally have ONE that’s been showing us the miraculous wonders of the plant world.

As much as I am enjoying winter, now that we finally have some snow, I am excited already about spring…my very favorite time of year…that is just a few months away! I hope this brings you a little joy as well!

Yesterday was such a beautiful day! I’ve been carrying around a nasty sinus infection for a few weeks now and it felt sooooooooo great to be outside feeling slight kisses from the sun on my face. Of course it is raining and “cold” again now…and…hold on to your underwear…snow is expected this weekend! YIKES! Oh well, I suppose we go through this every spring. Still…there is just something magical about all the wonderful transformations taking place in nature.

Jakob had invited the neighbor kids over to check out what they could find in the pond just below our house. Of course he could not go “unparented”, so I grabbed my camera and tagged along. It was so sweet to see how they cleaned out every inch along the edge of the water looking for anything that moved. Every now and then I would hear shrieks of joy…and “come and look what we caught”! So sweet!

Check out the itty-bitty frog I captured. I was taking photos of the kids and suddenly heard this loud frog sound. We can hear them from our house and I always imagined that they were quite large. No bigger than my thumb!!! When they make their croaking sound they blow up their chest like a balloon. It was really crazy to get so close to the “action”.

Here are some of the images I enjoyed “catching”!

Yes! Spring is here!

 

Outside it is a very typical early spring day…pouring rain, thunder and lighting. Then there is the cheer-you-up ANYTIME plant in our kitchen. I totally LOVE orchids and their beautiful design.

Let’s not forget the hot pink one’s that have been blooming for me since…hm…a very long time now. Just when the blooms would fall off…another shoot would start and pretty soon…more beautifulness in the kitchen.

Here is a shot to brighten your day! Enjoy!

Easter is over and all the bunnies have gone home. Except for these two that were hiding in the barn with our pony. They were found when my husband cleaned out the barn, but Mamma bunny didn’t want them back, so they moved in with us. Do you think our kids were excited? Just a little!

Kamilla and Shadow, as they were named by our kids, were fed with a syringe for the first week or so. Now, they munch on grass and dandelions that are picked fresh daily.

The bunnies have grown a bit since these pictures were taken. I just couldn’t resist the bunny-in-the-shoe-shots…and then the kids came home from school and wanted to be in a couple of shots as well.

Enjoy!

It was one of those days…you know the sun is shining and you just can’t stand it any longer…sitting inside, that is. Back in early April I went for a walk below my house and took my camera along. I had initially planned on walking to the old farm and back, nothing major. Actually that was exactly what I did…but I was gone for about three hours. It was a blast! It was a little chilly, but the sun warmed just enough to not get cold. I shot the cat, no…not literally, some dried-up flowers, well…weeds probably, old farm machinery and an old house. I could go back today and get totally different images.

Here are a few of my shots from that day! It seems like ages ago. I have actually worn shorts since then…and the grass is green! Yikes! I’ll have to go on another walk.  : ) Enjoy!

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B-Cat, one of my helpers.

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Jordy had fun chasing B-Cat and trying to lean on me when I got down close to the ground to get a good shot.

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Who knew thistles could look this lovely when they were dead?!

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Buds are coming, birds are singing and the grass is growing. Spring is my favorite time of year. The smell of the dirt warming up is one I can remember from being a little kid. New buds on the trees are so beautiful. You can walk outside with flip flops and a light jacket. I can’t help but take deep breaths.

How is spring for you?

Grass and mudd…awesome!

Fresh buds on the trees. Beautiful!

Taking a closer look.

Closer yet.

Trees are stretching tall while doing their slow dance.

Contrast, shapes and lines are all working for me.

Eagles are soaring right above me. Amazing animals! You can barely hear the swish of their wings.

Did I say spring? HEY! It’s spring.


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