Sunday, April 16, 2017

A cool spring weekend...

Although the sun was shining all weekend, it wasn't super warm.  We went turkey hunting and saw every bird possible, except a turkey.  We saw hawks, wood ducks, other ducks, geese, kingfishers, meadowlarks, robins, black birds, and even heard some pheasants.    We only heard one gobble far far away.  Still it was very fun to sit and enjoy the sounds of spring.  
 I got some quick shots of the geese as they swam away.  They nest along the river.  
 At the home front, my orchard is blooming.  I'm pretty excited about that.  I thought they were fickel to keep as a houseplant.  This fella has been a pretty easy keeper.
 My seedlings look great.  At some point, I need to transplant them.
In the Black Hills the snow has melted and the pasque flowers are making their appearance.
Another weekend flew by.  We kept busy.  I hope everyone had a happy Easter.


  1. That orchid is lovely. You saw more birds than we did at the nature reserve the other day.

  2. Busy weekend here too--I've been laying down mulch on all my beds, 42 yards! However, everything looks so good. My Vibernum are spectacular and the hydrangeas, peonies, and roses are all have blooms that should burst this week with the warm temperatures. Loved seeing your geese, makes me remember the flocks that came to our pond when we lived in Connecticut.

  3. Happy Easter to you, too. Your seedlings look like they are coming along well! I wonder when it will be safe to transplant? -Jenn

  4. Glad to hear you are getting a taste of spring

  5. What a beautiful weekend. I love hearing about all of the birds that are around you. I really loved seeing that top picture of the geese. Have a great week.

  6. I just love the subtle signs of spring! I hope the threat of snow is gone for you, and you can enjoy some warmth and color! :)

  7. Pasque flowers are so beautiful! Signs of spring here too. Rains are falling today! Yay!


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