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Monday, April 17, 2017

Springing Along With This & That


Good morning all . Hope you had a nice Easter weekend , we sure did . The kids came down for a bit to visit and celebrate our eldest son David's  Birthday and we enjoyed the lovely warm sunny weather all weekend  puttering outside in the yard and gardens trying to get a jump /head start  on everything .

Things are blooming and coming along in our yard and gardens very nicely .

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Mrs Sparrow seems to think there is another bird in the reflection of the lamp that looks just like her , she has been doing this for days lol !

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She was soo busy with this reflection of herself that she really didn't notice me there taking her photo  and I am getting pretty good at quietly sneaking up on my subjects to get a pic or two lol .

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She looked up and gave me a look as if to say you caught me , now get this other bird to come out of there and play will ya  ? lol !

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                                                                        Mr & Mrs Dove taking a nap .

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              My Forsythia bush is blooming every so pretty as it does every year . I love the little perfect yellow flowers .

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                                                     Both are  Dollar store pretties  to brighten up the kitchen .

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                                                                                        Hyacinths look pretty .

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    And little Eastern Comma butterfly seems to think so to ! I have seen lots of Painted lady butterfly's and Cabbage moths fluttering about .

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                            Miggs was loving this warm sunny weather to . Temps hit 25C or 75F most of the weekend !

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                                                                     Such a goofy dog when the camera is out lol !

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               Going to the groomers this Saturday for her summer do and then vet for her vaccines  and meds for the summer  and yearly check up .

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                                  Papa’s Tulips are springing along nicely to  , yes he picked them out and planted them  .

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                                                                        Daffodils are out all over the place now .

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Yesterday evening as the sun was setting and every evening the Canadian Geese take their fly over from their day spot from the river banks  to their night spot .

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           Even Mr Herring  takes his evening flight over the river and marsh  and settles down for the night in the mash   .

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Looking here to the east over the valley  as the sun sets in the west and sun light bounces in the cloud and off the trees .

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It had been a beautiful weekend  with out kiddos  , I posted about  that the other day and the perfect weather we had .

Chilly this Monday morning but warming up and we are in for another lovely sunny day . So on that note , I hope you all had a nice long weekend and the weather was wonderful for you to .

                                                                                                 Until next time .

                                                                                                   Country Gal


The Furry Gnome said...

Cute confused sparrow! Looks like summer too!

Anvilcloud said...

The sparrow is too funny: talk about a bird brain. :)

That $ store flowerpot is charming on the table.

William Kendall said...

The sparrow is a funny sight! Tulips here are behind where they are there- here we're just starting to see some shoots coming up in the tulip beds.

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so nice there Elaine. So many plants in bloom already! I love the pics of the sparrow looking in the lightbulb reflection. Too cute! It's very chilly here and going down to -7 tonight!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Elaine, Love your Sparrow-so cute and confused. O.k so Hyacinths are one of my favorite flowers-I only have one bulb in the yard. I love your watering can and the yellow flower pot-so bright and cheery. Miggs looks so happy to be outside-I sure am. Our Tulips are up and open-always reminds me of spring. We have Adobe soil her which makes planting more bulbs difficult, but I did add some Dahlias this year.
Hope you have a great week.

Faye Henry said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Mr. and Mrs. Dove is my fave.. All are lovely, though. xo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a terrific series of photos with the sparrow and its reflection, Elaine. And such a good subject too! We also had a nice Easter holiday with family and friends and good weather as well. I can imagine how wonderful the blooms are, especially the scent of the hyacinths.