I knew it! Signs of Spring have arrived. Even though I froze my betooties off yesterday crawling on the ground while the winds [COLD!] blew, I captured the first colors in my gardens.
Something odd is happening this year. Normally there is a growing order with my flowers. First my Crocuses come up, then my Daffodils, then Tulips, then Peonies. This year I am seeing all four of these flowers evident in my gardens as of yesterday. I was stunned, especially regarding my Peonies. They normally do not start coming up until late March at the earliest.
Let’s do this! Below is solid documentation of evidence that Spring is springing. Up first are birds from our backyard:
Bluejay with kernel of corn in beak. He’s evolving into his Spring colors.
Starling still in his Winter colors startling a Bluejay.
Red-Bellied Woodpecker who has been here all year long, self-righteously yelling at newcomer, Red Wing Blackbird that this is his feeder.
The other day I decided to try to get some pictures of Karma. Now the plan was to sneak up on her so that I could get her from a distance. No such luck! Who was I kidding? She probably heard my house door open and knew the moment I was outside. As I quietly stuck my head around a corner to peek where she was in her pasture, she immediately spotted me and approached me. I shot off a few frames before she got too close. Here is one of them …
Karma, my special friend who is more then a wee rambunctious right now.
Last but certainly not least, here is more proof that Spring is springing! I am so excited to see color in my gardens again! Are you ready for the show?
Tiny Peony stalk that just broke ground. I attempted to use my forefinger as a means to show you how tiny this is. The shot was impossible for I had to hold my heavy camera with one hand only. I still cannot believe I did it.
Daffodils pushing the ground up! Amazing feat!
Tulips, believe it or not already!
Ta-Da! Purple Crocuses!
Crocuses with Daffodils to the right.
According to the weather forecast, the temperatures are gradually going to get warmer. That means, things will be budding and greening and growing! Hurray! Let’s give Spring a huge round of applause and bow to Winter as He says His goodbyes. Welcome Spring!
Photography/ “Spring Is Springing” /March 2020©AmyRose Photography
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