Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bulletin

We interrupt Fossil Week to bring you this important bulletin.



A phlox bloomed.

A migrating Louisiana waterthrush sang.

A snake slithered.

Butterflies fluttered by in numbers.

Crabapple trees were planted.

Mosquitoes have been slapped and ticks have been pulled.

Shorts have been worn AND frosty car windows have been scraped.

In other words, it's spring.

15 comments:

Nio-HH said...

Saturday we had spring and since it has been a slow slide back into winter. Today, it's snowing.

Spring in New England.

pablo said...

But, curiously, no news of Jasmine lately. Seems with all of those butterflies about, she must be a busy girl.

sugarcreekfarm said...

Quit rubbing it in, would you?!? We're under a winter storm warning for the next 24 hours - expecting up to 10 inches. Blech!

meresy_g said...

I had spring for 3 days. Now it is cold and windy again with flurries. COme in like a lion, out like a lamb...what's the middle? I want the lamb part back.

Sabine said...

That's so beautiful! More! No sign of spring in Germany. Winter is back; it's cold.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Isn't it just the best time? Everything waking up and springing to life. Except for the mosquitoes and tics, it sounds lovely.

Stuart said...

I can hear the optimism rising in your voice. Here, however, we're descending into Autumn. Nice time of the year but it doesn't have the same excitement as heading toward Summer.

Excellent post. I like your blog.

Rurality said...

After our day of 82 degree weather, we had a frost... as usual. The wildflowers don't seem to care though. They only appear delicate.

Jasmine was glad to get back to the cool weather though. She mostly just lies around when it's warm. She's got some mats that I've been working on but it's tough going when she keeps getting so $*#&@^ dirty!

We got no snow at all this year except for the little flurry I posted about recently. That makes about 6 years with no snow to speak of! Not normal.

This is one of my favorite times of the year though - when the flowers are coming up, but before the bugs and the poison ivy are out in force. :)

Thanks GCTD - and thanks for stopping by!

Ericka said...

spring is my favorite season. here, the robins are back, the geese are paired off, the bugs are beginning to stir... and we're under a winter weather advisory until midnight. *sigh* just waiting for the flowers...

LauraP said...

Ah, bugs...that should make the chickens happy.

Earth Girl said...

Ah, hope that spring will arrive here some day.

Dana said...

Phlox is my favorite spring groundcover. My momma and grandmomma calls it "thrift". Not sure why. Anyone know?

I actually have some up here in Chicago too. I was surprised to find out that it would grow here, but it made me very happy.

Floridacracker said...

That's a perfect southern spring mix.

Roadside pink and white phlox just beginning here...also blue flag iris.

threecollie said...

Here is it bleak, very, very bleak. The critters keep coming out to eat and then ducking back into the barn with their tails tucked up against the wind...so I am very jealous. Love your pictures though. I swear you can feel the warmth just looking at them

Rurality said...

Dana I think the domesticated version is called thrift but I don't know why. I had a friend who mistakenly called it "budget" once though - now I think of that and laugh every time I see thrift!