Sunday, May 18, 2014
Bluets! I love their blue tipped petals.
Lilacs are blooming just outside my door. The fragrance makes me woozy. I want to be a bee and spend my day moving from one gorgeously geometric flower to another, breathing them in.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The frogs sang us to sleep,the peepers were loud and then the toads were trilling.
We were both snuggled in our mummy sleeping bags. I woke up many times (It got cold as the night fell to 46 degrees. Even in my new sleeping bag that is supposed to be warm down to 20 degrees. Hmm)
Georgia was toasty beside me.
Waking up was actually perfect because I was able to experience the night. I heard an owl hooting and saw the almost full moon move across the sky as the hours went by. I saw the sky turn bright blue and heard the birds go wild with singing as the sun come up. The I stumbled inside and had a nice long hot shower!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ahh, the forsythia. It's so bright, it almost hurts to look at. It's shining everywhere this week!
The plum tree is in full bloom!
It is buzzing with honey bees and little droning bugs.
This tree's floral explosion is my tipping point for spring.
Now, I've got to hang on while the season picks up speed. May is so filled with huge transformation and stunning beauty. I want to soak it all in after 6 months of cold and snow.
Hello there beautiful!
Bumble Bees moving from flower to flower. Look at the pollen on those stamens!
Georgia and Cookie play in the mud, the wood frogs are clucking, the leaves are thinking about coming out.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Hooray, the Bloodroot leaf has come up from the dark damp leaves; no flower yet.
Nettles below are sprouting up and so deep green.
It feel so good to be outside and not be battling the ice and cold.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
An Easter Lily added to the festive holiday with a glorious smell.
The hunt is all about speed and a good eye.
My mother, sister and my girls planning on some serious arts and crafts.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Like this beautiful farm she made or some seeds she planted and grew.
Cookie came to check it out.
Well, that was a surprise! We woke up to 2 inches of wet gorgeous infuriating snow. I was annoyed but the girls were really angry. Dropping them off at school Georgia and I saw a beautiful flock of cedar waxwings on an ornamental fruit tree in the front of the school. Such sweet beautiful birds. I've read about them being seen passing the fruit down the line to the next bird in a very polite manner and they sometimes get tipsy and flop out of trees after eating fermented fruit. I'm a big fan of them, but I haven't seen them in a few years.
They look like yellow cardinals with a
little face mask.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The boat launch is flooded more than I've ever seen. It's a little creepy to see water where there is usually dry land. Lily got out of car and I yelled, "Don't touch the water!" fearing it would just wash up and grab her or even come swirl up around our car, which didn't really make sense in this situation, but is probably a sensible fear, really..
The Lady's Mantle is emerging like a fan from the earth.
Friday, April 11, 2014
A tiny lungwort flower near the frog swamp and a pair of mating frogs. I tried to be scientific and tell georgia what was going on but she was utterly convinced it was a Mama and a baby and my words did not change that. I could hear Georgia's squeaks of glee when she spotted all the frogs. Now. Spring. Is. Here. Hoo. Fricken. Yay!
Our beloved House Wren is back and trying to find the perfect spot for a nest. They are such cheerful singers from dawn to dusk. I sat under the plum tree and just let myself drink in spring.
I promised myself during our long protracted "almost" spring that I would steal time and go outside this season once it kicked in. I know I'll be so sad if I miss it.