Saturday, March 27, 2021

Holding on to Spring.

 We are right in the middle of 'fools spring'  as they say. You know, when we think we are ok to bring items out from the potting shed as the sun is warm and strong. And then you listen to tomorrow's weather report...colder, wet and a chance of snow. Ugh!

Ok...back in the shed things go for another week.

But that one day of +20c in glorious sun was so needed and appreciated. It was fun to get the shed cleaned up and potted plants and bulbs placed on the table.  

I'm really enjoying all the birds that have returned and today the first red-winged black bird appeared at the feeder. The lawn was covered with hungry robins after the rain fell and the geese fly above at all hours of the day and night. The chickadees are chasing each other from tree to tree and do loop-di-loops in the air.

I have cleaned up the woodlot as best I can at this time of year; gathering branches, washing off the chair and bench and returning rocks to their original places. 

During the one hot day I noticed the naughty fairies setting up camp under the biggest maple and thought "It's time to warn the grands as they love to steal tiny, shiny things. :-)

Easter preparations are underway as we will host the egg hunt again this year. And Peter Rabbit keeps showing up to let us know he will be on the job. Peter...a little brown bunny with a puffy white tail.

Wilson hopes you will pop on back to see the smiling faces on the grands as they hunt down those magical, colourful, well-hidden Easter eggs next week.

                                                                  After dinner wash-up.

I hope everyone is well. Take care and be kind.


Monday, March 15, 2021

Spring is finally showing up


Cora is watching the spring birds fly in.

And Peter Rabbit keeps scurrying by me in the woodlot
thinking I don't see him.😊
                                                    (the woodlot is still covered in snow)

I think he wants to stay hidden until the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which will be a go this year for the grands.

I love his handsome white tail.

Spring birds are arriving daily and the bird song is so welcomed here. 
A flock of twenty starlings arrived last week.

It's been so quiet all winter except for the blue jays squawking and bullying the others.
This downy has been here all winter and will stay for the summer.

And look at the peaceful mourning doves enjoying my potting shed roof. :-)

We are expecting a week of sun so I expect all the snow will leave by the beginning of April. Just in time for Easter. (fingers crossed)
I've been going through seed packets and buying bulbs to plant as soon as the frost is gone.

This photo below was taken one week ago. We have less snow now and 
patches of grass are showing up.

This fella loves the snow. This is Bentley our new grand dog visiting again with the family.
I picked him up for a kiss because soon I won't be able to do that. He is already 25 lbs. and will be much bigger the next time he's out at Easter.

My oldest grand-daughter is training him.💗

Wilson can't be outdone by Cora so here he is sunning himself on this gorgeous day.

And for you... some spring tulips.💜

I wish you all a peaceful evening.

be kind, Deb