Guess what?? We actually have some spring in our neck of the woods!! We always get a flock of flickers in our yard each Spring and it made me smile when I looked and our visitors had arrived. See this handsome fellow:
Our fish in our tiny pond are swimming in the sun.
Here are the first flowers to show up--
My mother gave me these bulbs about six years before she passed away. They never bloomed. I thought that the hungry little chipmunks ate them. The year she died there was one beautiful bloom. Of course I took this to mean my mother was watching out for us from heaven. Now ten years later there are many many blooms. Thanks Mom:)
Many of my flowers, bushes and trees in the yard came in the form of gifts from my son Glenn. When my younger son was still in school the joke was Glenn bought the plants, Josh planted them. Josh still comes home in the summer and says "Mom do you need me to dig any holes in the yard?" I usually do:)
After the horribly snowy winter look at all the sticks that need to be picked up before I start mowing. This will take days to do. Hopefully I'll get some help.