If you love bluebirds like I do, you can imagine that seeing this outside my window yesterday was a welcomed surprise. I actually screamed and scared the life out of the cats.
Now, if only she will stay. The last few years have been disappointing because the tree swallows chased them off and they never returned that spring. The only positive thing was that the swallows stayed and filled three of our houses with families. It was fabulous to have them around all summer. They can eat hundreds of mosquitoes in a day and that's fine with us. Plus if you haven't watched swallows swooping through the air you've really missed something. They are exciting to watch.
We had rain and snow but it's already disappeared. Thank Goodness! The temperatures are to warm up again tomorrow and that's good because I have lots to do outside. Once you start your spring cleanup it's hard to stop abruptly for a snowstorm. I still have a couple of million leaves to compost and a new garden to build.
Here's a few photos of what's been going on at Fox Grove this spring. It's been like summer weather and I've been potting up dahlias, sunflowers, daisies, zinnias, cat grass and pansies. Out go the pots on the warm days and then back in the shed at dusk. It's a bit like work but no complaints here. I enjoy every second spent with plants.💚 It's been a very long winter.