Feb 5, 2012

Breaking Ground...


Our weather has been
glorious!


icy mornings...


and
sunshiny days...


the garden is breaking ground...

the first crocus have popped up...


as have the first dandelions,
ready to start the race...


in the bare garden...

a mossy bench
 waits for it's leafy canopy...


maybe the birds know something we don't...


these little birdhouses,
with the oval openings are for Violet Tree Swallows...

their slim bodies and agile wings can maneuver
the odd shape...

this gives them a good safe home...


but each spring,
a contortionist male sparrow
will decide to make it his home...

he cleans it out...

only to find
the girl he has been building his little nest for
can't get in...

and the love birds have to move on
to find a new more accommodating home...



pink feathers
?

did you think we had very fancy birds?

I give the birds craft feathers each spring to nest with,
it is a delight to watch them
flying around carrying all the bright feathers...


the crocus eased open
as the day warmed...



does this mean
our winter is over...

probably not...

after last years crocus bloomed we had
piles of snow...


it does mean
we had a beautiful day :-)

I hope you did too!

Today I am joining...

a brand new party
Wild about Mother Nature
and


Thanks for stopping by today...