I can never keep from making a few photos to celebrate the beginning of this most wonderful of seasons. When I was a kid in Connecticut, I definitely considered winter to be the very best. I loved playing in the snow with my sisters. As soon as I moved to Kentucky in 1974, however, I was overtaken by the beauty of spring. Wild flowers! Redbud trees! Dogwoods everywhere! Birds going wild with breeding and nesting and eating bugs! The magic of so much awakening and bursting out in a short time!
My plan for this blog has been to have several posts featuring the birds who have visited me over the years, but today I am putting that project off still another week. First I need to say hooray for the very coming of spring itself. Then to shout out a thank goodness for April.
So here is what I have seeing over the past week:
|the crocus crowd, looking this good for a whole day!|
|Meanwhile, nearby, the very beginning of blooms on a forsythia bush|
|As a photographer, never forget to look overhead for what may be unexpected.|
|in the garden, showing off|
|In the middle of all this nature mystery, Grayson Rural Electric Coop decides we need a taller pole for the long wire to our house. So here are three photos from that unexpected project. I'm glad I was here to watch.|
|This job took two trucks and 6 guys! I'm sure they had other projects nearby as well.|
|I later went to town and to the post office, where these flowering trees may be blooming too early, so sharing their beauty only briefly. I hear they don't like frost, and we might have had one last night.|
And here's a special hello to those of you who are visiting this new post on this very first day of spring!