It’s kind of scary to say out loud but I think we’ve turned the corner from winter into spring. The male gold finches are gold now, and the grass has greened up with all the rain. Here are a few other signs of impending warmth way up here in Michigan.
There are lots of pretty things popping up all over.
There are pretty things showing up at stores too. Have you noticed?
We’ve got a new neighbor who’s settling in at the local pond.
There are buds on some of the trees; here’s a big bud unfurling on the pear tree.
And my favorite, the red bud tree is getting ready to put on a show any day now.
But mostly the biggest sign of spring is that Katie and I get outside a lot more!
It feels pretty special and we’re trying hard to take the time to appreciate it. She figures that means more walks.
She’s probably right.
April 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm
that is the cutest little turtle – hope he made it to the pond okay – and the signs of spring are wonderful! I have my first little tomatoes on my plants already – yippee
April 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm
A little turtle? And your forsythia is blooming? I’m watching my forsythia like a loaded toaster and am impatient for peepers, too. Not quite yet, but soon!
April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Peepers were so loud tonight (we have windows open) that I thought something was left on in the house somewhere!
April 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm
Yay! So happy to hear you are getting nice weather. Hope it keeps coming your way. Great pics, they really capture spring. I want some!
April 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm
Finally!! So glad to see you post signs of Spring from your house! It was a heck of a long winter!
April 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm
they sure arranged those chairs nicely, love the colors…I woudl have to buy one of each color to sit outside and enjoy the summer!
April 28, 2011 at 4:18 am
Yay Spring! It’s been a long time coming.
April 28, 2011 at 5:48 am
Yea!!! I hope the little turtle makes it!!
April 28, 2011 at 10:56 am
Spring is a good thing. Walks are a good thing. Katie is like “The Shadow” – she knows! Did I just really really date myself? Let me qualify that by saying I have only very vague memories of hearing “The Shadow” on the radio when I was but a wee young thing.
April 28, 2011 at 11:11 am
Spring has Sprung…can the sun be far behind–going on 5 days of grey and rain.
Go little turtle Go!
April 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm
I only have vague recollections of The Shadow myself…
April 29, 2011 at 10:01 am
OMG litte teeeeeeny cuuuute turtle!
April 29, 2011 at 10:05 am
Love the colorful Adirondack chairs! That, to me, really says that warmer weather is just about here!
April 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm
Can you please send some spring weather our way? We got snow again today. Of course, nothing is sticking really, but enough is enough!