The gardener in us all comes out this time of year. For some of you this is the simple joy of observation, such as shown here.
A day after St. Patrick’s Day, our weather has gone from mid-70s and sunny to a rainy 40s-50s day. A few of our daffodils made their brave appearance yesterday, bright yellow like that glorious late-Winter sun (Spring is still officially a few days away). Those blooms have lots of kin ready to make their debut, too, including more daffodils and many, many irises.
I have to confess that we didn’t plant these. They are survivors from the previous owner and have spread a bit unchecked during the five years that the house sat empty, waiting for its new story to begin. Each time a house changes owners, its story changes, too. We honor that previous story and also continue our own here, for we have lived in several houses over the years and also in several States of this Union.
As the blooms arise we will try to get photos of them in their peak. We are also watching for activity around the little birdbath we had “planted” among a patch of irises. So far, I have seen lots of robins, cardinals, wrens, crows, and even what looked like a woodpecker making our yard their home (and we’re happy they’re here). I managed to catch a robin sitting in one of the still-leafless trees around the house.
Hope you enjoyed our bit of pre-Spring nature joys!
© 2015 A.C. Cargill photos and text