This green growth above is outstanding with its rich green colour of new growth filled with the promise of many beautiful Tiger Lily blooms later in the summer. However the lush green attractiveness caught the attention of a hungry deer and the results are shown in the photo below.This is the half-eaten greenery left behind. I had heard that deer would not eat Crocus and so I planted some a couple of years ago as it was disheartening to see my beautiful Tulips eaten each spring. So far we have had luck with Crocus and shown below is the first garden flower in bloom in our flower beds this spring. I expect to see many more over the next few days.
This lovely healthy greenery below holds the promise of a wonderful yield of beautiful large red Poppies later this season.From springtime onward my garden is a joy of greenery and beauty as it yields its hidden treasures of colour and design. It's full of magical wonder as the promise of its greenery unfolds its miracles within their healthy buds.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Yesterday morning when looking out upon Bird Alley I was quite sure I had seen a CHIPPING SPARROW flitting about the old twigs and leaves on the ground under the trees. I was able to verify my sighting in the afternoon by taking this picture below of two of them.Welcome back little Chipping Sparrow. You're just in time to show your red head on Ruby Tuesday. To check out other postings on Ruby Tuesday just click on the Ruby logo on the side bar. My appreciative thanks to Mary/the teach for hosting this meme.
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Monday, April 27, 2009
They're a very eye catching yellow! And they are survivors. These three pictures above show the deep determination these wildflowers have to grow. Dandelions can put on quite a show of yellow beauty as can be seen in the above and below photos of a couple of fields full of them.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
I stepped out onto the back deck to look at the Tree Swallow house and as I had hoped, there they were, two of them. One in the house and another standing guard on the roof. They return every year and raise a brood of baby swallows providing us with all sorts of delight watching the fledglings leaving their home in early July. Welcome back loyal friends. May your stay be a successful one! It's a beautiful blue sky day today with anticipated high temps of +20C .
My nature search for the day is to find Mayflowers in bloom! Hopefully!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
This photo of cloudy skies above the Mactaquac area of the Saint John River Valley gives the weather tale of the past few days - dark skies and rains, although the green grass in the foreground is suggestive of how refreshing the moisture has been to the grass.
Cloudy skies were also to be seen in Fredericton above the Lighthouse on St. Anne's Point Drive this afternoon.
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Finding the expected where and when you expect to find it is a reassuring characteristic of spring and I love this reliability that I trust. Yesterday we went to Hazen Park in Oromocto to see if the Ospreys had returned yet and we found that they had. I think that their old nest had wintered well. The photo above urges me to get out a pencil and sketching materials. The layered structure of sticks and twigs upon the power pole top has an appealing beauty to me.As we stood watching the Osprey on the nest we heard a familiar "cheep. cheep" call very close to us and we easily found it perched in a tree nearby. The branches of the tree did not allow for many clear pictures of this magnificent bird as it took flight. Another expected spring find for me was on the weekend when I found this Coltsfoot growing in one of my flower gardens. This was a happy experience to find my first bloom of spring where I expected it to be. I think it is beautiful.
An unexpected find in the Oromocto River yesterday was a Loon. Perhaps this will become an expected yearly sighting as I had found two loons at this same location last spring on May 13th. I shall have to remember to check this out next spring .
At this point I must express my happiness at being home and blogging again. I am so pleased that Riel stepped in for me and did such a great job. I am also happy that you were able to meet my fine daughter in such a way. Thank you all for your response to her. I am sure she will contribute a post for me again some time in the future, but not for the same reason. I am back for now and well.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Please Note: This item is from the archives from April 16, 2008. But I wanted to repost it now as I saw Coltsfoot all along the roadside today as I drove through town (without my camera of course). Riel
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Monday, April 13, 2009
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
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Friday, April 10, 2009
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Posted by: "Guest Blogger" Riel. The theme of Watery Wednesday is water; for a wonderful variety of watery scenes from other bloggers around the world, just click on its name.
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Friday, April 03, 2009
So far until yesterday my experience of spring has been looking out the hospital window. however today I am home on a weekend pass and when I saw three Robins out the car window yesterday I felt like shedding tears at their wonderful sight. the poem included below I had written several years ago and had planned on posting it at the beginning of spring this season however on March19th I was undergoing surgery to have a blockage removed from my carotid artery, which had been responsible for the stroke I had had. I would like to express
my appreciation and thanks to all who have expresed their well wishes and prayers for my recovery. and to my daughter Riel for her fine job of continuing with this blog in my absence
pussy willows basked in warm sunlight
lulled by blended sounds of mating melodies singing ageless songs of hopeful renewal
spring sighed and I watched as
melting snow created lawn ponds
awakened roots in the moist earth
quenched their frozen winter thirst and yearned to stretch their green shoots upward
spring shouted and I felt its power as disintegrating river ice abandoned its frozen grasp
pelting rains and
furious winds spurned slothful winter and
rivers swelled their banks with prideful freedom while
egg laden fish dreamed of journeying home
spring returned today and
I smiled and was content secure in my knowledge of its enduring loyalty
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