Sunday, April 24, 2011

Signs of Spring

I took a walking tour of the grounds with camera in hand, yesterday, and though it's still chilly (frosty this morning, in fact), I did spot some distinct signs of spring.
Turtle Creek is still very high. In fact, I don't think we've ever had such high water levels for so long. The water had gone down, but in the last couple of days, it's back up, higher than this year's previous high water mark. But at least the snow is gone.

And the muskrats are out and about.

And the rhubarb is poking its head out of the ground.

And the garlic chives are thriving.

And the lilies have sprouted.

And our lone tulip has made an appearance.

And the irises are here, though they're so overcrowded that they barely bloom. This year, I will thin them out.

And the crab apple tree is beginning to bud.
But the surest sign of the changing season?

The Hub found himself a (free) beater pickup to play with.
Yep, it's spring.

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