Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Safari

All day the wind has blown as a fresh breeze
 with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures once again rose into the upper 80's. Too warm for April.

We opened the windows and the sweet scent
of the white lilac drifted through the house.
Spring is in her second act.

The pear tree our friends from England
 gave us last September is blooming.
A treasured reminder of their kindness and friendship.

More daffodils have bloomed. I am taking photographs of hearts this year. I am pleased I planted this group in a heart shape.  I wear my heart on my sleeve so it is no surprise I have heart shapes around me. I deadheaded the spent daffodils. Keeping my flower beds up this year is my goal. I have native plants mixed in with the cultivated. I have flowers for the bees and butterflies and my kitchen table all planted together. I have vegetables planted in with the flowers.  Each flower bed has a herb or two.

The dogwoods are blooming.

The birds have mated and are building nets.

We have moved the nuts and suet

to their summertime places.

Red Bellied looked around for a bit
until he found the nuts.

These days of fresh southernly breezes could 
help the song birds migrate.
I have been following the migration of the
Some have been sited in my area and even farther north.
I set up the Hummingbird feeding station.
Any day they could arrive.

We walked in the cemetery
this afternoon.

We saw a pair of Blue Birds.

In my backyard the bugs are waking up.

I look for them
on the flowers and in the grass.

I look for the bugs.

I have missed them.

Happy Sunday Safari.
I am savoring every minute of Spring.
Today it is Bumble Bees
that have stolen my heart.


Barb said...

Thank you for your wonderful views of spring! I am enjoying your colors while it continues to snow here. Your photos do touch my heart.

Mel said...

My spirit was down, thank you for helping me feel better.

Dawn Fine said...

Awesome! I love this tribute to spring...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Sunday Safari. Your garden seems to be almost on the same time as mine. I haven't seen as many bugs yet though. I am sure it won't be long.

Deb said...

Your garden is much further ahead than mine Sherry ~ but we have the same warm temps here & yesterday spotted flies and hornets in the garden :-)

Gordon said...

Hi Sherry, I sent you an e-mail but in case you didn't get it I'd like to thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I have a link to your site on my blog and I think you bird pics are fantastic. I have been to Florida quite a few times, so I'm familiar with some of your birds, they make me feel quite nostalgic. Thanks again Sherry, have a lovely day Gordon

Rose said...

There is nothing like the first flowers of spring to bring joy to one's heart. Your garden is already looking lovely, Sherry. I saw a white moth yesterday, but otherwise I haven't spotted any bees or butterflies here; perhaps I should look more closely. I will also have to check out the hummingbird migration; I didn't realize they might be coming soon--I will have to set out my feeders.

Meggie said...

My favourite shot is the one with the Bumble Bee on the blue grape hyacinth! They are my favourite flowers, along with yellow roses. We dont have bumble bees here in Australia, but we do have them in New Zealand.