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pear blossom

 By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton 
Ahhhh….Well..there is just no question that Spring is in the air!
All that buzzing…and blooming… and budding…

Our weather keeps changing so much that I hardly know what to wear!   One day it’s unseasonably warm and every bug and his cousin is out for a stroll  and the next day it’s chilly and everyone, including the bees..goes back to bed.

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation
if it didn't change once in a while.
Kin Hubbard

luna moth three

This determined little luna moth has been ‘hanging out’ on our dining room window screen for three days. 

At night, poor thing, he’s tries his best to get in. And during the day…he just waits...

Luna moth on the screen

For what? I don’t know… but it happens every year.

You’d think we had the only light on in the window for miles around!  The moths just flock to our house!
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude.
Emily Dickinson

front yard begins to green

This afternoon, Christian took a walk around the house and yard to capture the first hints of spring for us.  Thanks Christian!

Here in the front yard, the grass is greening up very nicely and the trees are budding. It’s so so pretty!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud 
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

sidewalk flower

These brave little flowers were blooming just beside the front sidewalk. Christian did a lovely job capturing their tiny beauty.

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher
  backyard tree's new leaves

In the backyard we have this beautiful tree.  I don’t know what kind it is..but the leaf cutter ants ADORE it! It took me two years to figure out why this tree kept losing it’s leaves..over and over again.  I’d look out my kitchen window..and the leaves would be dropping like flies.

Can you believe it? The ants were harvesting it. 

Once the leaves were gone, they let them grow back, then harvested it again. Mystery solved.
Ants are good citizens they place group interests first” 
 Clarence Day quotes 

hints of spring     DSC05146-1000

Yesterday was gray and wet, but warm. The Camelia bush was covered in gorgeous blooms!
Today it was bright and gorgeous but cool. Still..the youngest goldfish were happily sunning in the pond this morning.
It's hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn't own water skis or a snorkel.” Bill Vaughn quotes
spring rains on green tulip tree leaves

  Our early bloomer, the tulip tree, has just about lost all of it’s blossoms. 

tulip tree blossom.

This is the last one.  Soon it will be covered in nothing but huge green leaves.
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.  ~Chinese Proverb

bush blossoming

My mystery bush…is covered with blossoms this week. I still don’t know what it is!

flowers by well house

It looks so lovely next to our antique well house…

goats up close
This photo is by me. All the rest were taken by my son, Christian.

And the neighbors goats are REALLY happy about the fresh grass. I had to get a photo of them on our morning walk. I adore this little bitty goat. He once ran up our driveway… I thought he was a dog! We say HI to these guys every day. 

I guess the grass really is greener on the other side!
Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
Sue Grafton

Donna's profile photo Oh my goodness! Sigh…I guess that’s what I get for letting Christian have the camera!
He LOVES taking photos of me..and I just don’t get it. :o)  Funny boy…

How about you? Still covered in snow?….or are you getting a few blossoms too…
Don’t you think it’s a perfect day for a walk?

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” George Washington Carver quotes

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Julia said...

It looks like spring has finally sprung!

Anonymous said...

Wow Amazing this post and really lovely all pics . i loved Flower's and beautiful Garden . Nice look and great idea . fantastic recently post so thanks
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Tim Rodgers said...

Hi Honey!

I'm amazed at how well you fitted quotations to some of your pictures and narrative.

The Thoreau quote is priceless!

Spring is definitely a beautiful time of year around here...

Kerrie said...

Lovely Spring post! Photos are excellent and beautiful!♥

Maria Killam said...

Love that photo of you Donna! I was fascinated by that moth! Wow the green colour, I've never seen a moth that colour! And it does that every year, so interesting. I loved the quote you found to go with it!

Jill said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! Your yard is so very lovely! So peaceful and inviting. I really miss having a large yard.
My Dad said that tree may be a wegalia (sp?) tree. He's really good with gardening and trees but he said he would do better if he could observe it in person. I'm not sure I have the right spelling but you could google it and see. :-)
We are having very heavy rains here :-( I can't wait to see more signs of Spring and to get back outside!!!
Have a great day!

GlorV1 said...

I love your yard. So alive and definitely it looks as though Spring has sprung. Great photos and the one of you is just priceless! Great post, it inspires me to get outside and look around in my yard and see what I find. Have a great day!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Sure looks like spring at your place; here, not so much. We had 6 inches of snow on Sunday and rain ever since. 2 inches of rain yesterday and more today; we're floating away...

Caroline said...

Your property is so beautiful, it must be so soothing to take a walk there ... the dogwoods and redbuds are popping over here too, and the grass is greening by the day! I guess the bluebonnets won't be far behind. :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Chinese Fringe Flower i the plant i believe is that picture - google it & let me know, but i am so sure that is what it is! You have an amazing garden & that moth is so interesting to look at! Thanks so muh for linking up and sharing Cottage Flora Thursday with your friends....Can't wait to see more of your beautiful pics next week!

A Few Pennies said...

Very pretty photos--I'm ready for spring too--loving those pinks in the pictures!

“There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” ~ Margaret Sangster

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