It’s been a while since I was home and had time to put up a Five on Friday post, formerly hosted by Amy of Love Made My Home and now hosted by the F.A.S.T. blog. I also, sadly, haven’t been picking up the camera as much. I’m determined to change that. I couldn’t think of a better reason to pick up the camera today than to welcome spring.
We had a super mild winter which translates to a super early spring. Of course, I’ve lived around here long enough to know it could snow next week. I doubt it does but it wouldn’t surprise me either.
Since I’m recovering from pneumonia, I just took a short walk around our yard as well as half-way around the block. The early spring flowers are going strong!
Please, join me on my walk to say welcome spring!
ONE: Our Backyard
The grackles have returned. They aren’t my favorite bird, noisy and obnoxious. They are mean to my little cat. That said, their return does mean spring is here and summer is near. Green patches of random flowers are popping up everywhere! These little hyacinths always catch me by surprise. So do the violets which love our backyard! Good thing I love them back and just let them be. The peony bush is already growing strong! And I’m hoping this is the year, my Iris flowers actually bloom.
TWO: Our Front Yard
I shared some of the little purple flowers that cover our yard each spring already. At the time, I said I thought it was too early for Dandelions. However, I saw on the news where they are actually also considered spring flowers. Here’s a spring Dandelion right at home. I happened on these little flowers just getting ready to bloom. The tulips popped up super early this year as well. We hadn’t even begun to clear the area where I pretend to landscape.
THREE: A Faithful Companion
She is a cat. However, please don’t tell the supreme leader of the household I said that. She follows me around outside to make sure I stay where I belong. This morning she followed me more than halfway down the street and almost got herself in a dispute with the neighbor’s orange cat.
Funny story: Earlier this week, I ran into my boys’ former elementary school principal. She asked if I had any recent photos of my kids on my phone. (Hangs in head in shame). I only had photos of my little gray cat.
FOUR: Along Our Street
I only walked to the end of our street this morning but it was enough to see several more signs of spring. The neighbor’s tree is in full bloom. The Red bud trees (my favorite!) are also starting to show their purple buds. A few random daffodils were still blooming. Most have already bloomed and gone. Super early this year!
FIVE: The End of The Street
There is a lake at the end of our road before it turns to loop around to the next street. Usually full of geese. I was surprised not to see them in the field although I could definitely hear them down in the water on the other side of the slight hill.
Is it spring in your area? What signs of spring have you noticed?