April 20, 2009

Harbingers of Spring

Although the last few days were warm and sunny, it's chucking down rain today. I can't complain because we're down by a few inches this year and we really need to bulk up the reservoirs.
Several of the neighbours in the compound where my mother lives are avid (and competitive) gardeners and there's always something fascinating to see. Teeny tiny buds are just beginning to pop out on some of the trees and the fiddleheads on the ferns are just beginning to unfurl.
Is it finally spring where you are?

18 comments:

  1. I'll gladly take a rainy Monday over a rainy weekend. This past weekend was absolutely amazing, although I spent too much time outdoors and now I'm a bit pink today.

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  2. What a treat to see the fiddlehead ferns! It reminded me when the hubby and I lived in NH - every spring we'd drive the roads around Henniker and Hopkinton, marvelling at the beautiful stone walls and the unfurling fiddleheads. Fiddlehead soup was always a big spring thing in local restaurants, too. Happy memories!

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  3. Lord, San Francisco seems to have skipped merrily over Spring and jumped right into Summer today.

    We're in the mid-80's today!

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  4. this weekend felt like spring all right...today, not so much ;)

    anne

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  5. It's raining here as well today, but you're right, we need it.
    I love the fiddleheads! Thanks for the pretty pick-me-up, glad you're feeling better!

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  6. I can really feel it now. Isn't the sense of expectation a wonderful thing, xv.

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  7. Karen at Junking in Georgia 2009April 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    yes down here in Atlanta Spring is well under way... the dreaded yellow pine pollen is over with.. the tender green leaves are beautiful

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  8. we skipped spring and went straight to summer- 94 degrees here at noon, and climbing.

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  9. These photos are jaw-dropping gorgeous. Did you take them? What exquisite detail!

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  10. * Oh yes, I am SOOO with RITA (above)!!! Just beautiful! Thanks, Linda in AZ *

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  11. Yes, yes, and yes! Looooovve the fiddleheads! Hope you feel better.

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  12. Spring is trying to arrive here in KC! A lot of beautiful blooming bulbs and trees....

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  13. Stunning! My favourite image is the last one. It wants to wake up to spring.

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  14. I love Spring just before everything bursts into bloom! The anticipation....

    It is beautiful here in England, of course. The daffs are done, but the trees have exploded into whites and pinks. And the trees are finally showing some of their new leaves. My absolutely favourite time of year. Plus we have sun! Always a plus in my book ;-)

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  15. Spring was way too short. My forget-me-nots and snapdragons are almost spent. over 90 degrees the last two days. Sigh. Your pictures are lovely!!!

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  16. Ooh, so jealous of how much farther along you are with Sping than we are here in CT. Our daffodils and tulips are just starting to bloom.

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  17. Gorgeous photos!
    Here in MA the crocuses have died, the daffodils and hyacinth are in bloom, the tulips and bleeding hearts are growing at breakneck speed, and the robins are going nuts about all the worms this rain is kicking up!
    I'm hoping that the rain combined with the weekend of sun we have forecasted will encourage my apple trees along!

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  18. Meg -- I always enjoy your photographs. Thanks for sharing.

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