Monday, March 28, 2011

Signs of spring

I heard someone say that spring was in the air. Oh really? So I looked. I saw snowflakes in the air. Not a lot mind you, but the occasional flake fluttering to the ground didn't look very spring like to me.
I looked in the back yard. I found my birdbath that had fallen in a previous battle with old man winter.

I looked in my front yard. I saw that once again, even though I said I would take care of it in the fall, my flower beds were a total mess. I saw dead leaves, trash blown in from a neighbors overturned garbage can, a pop can discarded by a careless teen walking by. Just as I was about to walk away in disgust, something caught my eye. What's this? Is that green I see? Why yes, yes it is. My Iris are the first ones to bring me the good news that spring really has arrived. 

28 comments:

Miawa said...

Woo-Hoo! Finally, right?

Lin said...

So what is strong enough to knock that cement bird bath over??? You got bears??? EEEEK!

Sandee said...

Today I feel like spring is in the air. I've not felt that way for a very long time. We've had one storm after another blow through California. I'm hoping the weatherman is right and we'll get a taste of spring.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Linda said...

We did have Spring in the air...last week. For the past few days it has been quite chilly...down in the 30's at night...but it is slowly coming back up. We are suppose to get up to 75 by Saturday....Yeah!!
Hope Spring arrives for you soon!

Ginny said...

Yes, I see them, diamonds among the trash. Are you going to use your birdbath?

LDH said...

Your Iris's are proof that spring really is on the way!

Looks like your bird bath isn't broken... just needs to be set up again. It is a nice one!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Your Iris is very much like mine at the moment .... I was told that Iris have the ability to change colour and although they may be the same colour for several years suddenly one year they can be a very different hue. Just thought I'd share that and we will see if we both have the same colour or will our Iris be different?

The frost has made its mark over here too - so much damage this year. I have had pot after pot split ..............

Janice said...

Wishing you lots of spring like weather and many iris blooms your way! We had mid 80's and sun last week, but this week we are back in the 50's and we are all "freezing".

Grace said...

What in heavens name could have knocked that over? The only signs of Spring I see is BB's fur turning a much darker orange - from creamsicle orange to a rich reddish orange.

It's in the 20's tonite and not going much over the mid-50's by the end of the week - Brrr!

BeadedTail said...

Even if you have to look hard for them, the first signs of Spring are always a welcomed sight!

Tammy said...

Yay! Your Iris are peeking through. It's spring! It's spring!

Jean said...

I bragged about having such warm weather...well that flew out the door and now it is dog gone cold here in GA...and very stormy.
Hope Spring "springs" soon for y'all. Dang the weather is getting weirder each year.:(

Duni said...

Yay for spring!
We are currently revamping our front garden. It was a complete mess!

Russ aka Grampy said...

I am doing the same as you Ann. Looking for any sign of spring. It gets warm for a few days just to kick us back down. Now they are talking about snow.

FishHawk said...

Are you sure that the birdbath was a result of a hard winter? Duke has been bragging about his kick-boxing technique a lot...

Tanyia said...

lol my bird bath is the same way, poor thing lol.

There are a few little signs popping up in my yard as well but not much. I wish we had lots of beautiful flower trees blooming like so many others around us right now!

Sandra said...

good morning duke and ann, i had to smile when i saw the bird bath, only because ours looked just like that but 3 pieces. the dogs were chasing each other and hit it and when it turned over, it broke in 3 pieces. it laid there for ONE YEAR before i could nag The Man in to a repair job. it is now in one piece. hope yours does not take a year

Out on the prairie said...

I woke to a small dusting of the white stuff, I hope it melts. Lots of green around here.

Donna said...

Thank Goodness for the Iris!
I love them!
hughugs

Bossy Betty said...

Perhaps this is where the term Spring Cleaning originates.

allotments4you said...

Ann...so nice to see that spring has finally made it your way...it can only get better from here!!

Marg said...

Yeah, glad to see you have some green coming up. We have some of those same flowers coming up. Sorry the bird bath took a fall. Spring isn't far away. Hang in there.

Pat said...

Iris .. how beautiful !

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hope the bird bath is ok! Still white here... but it may be gone by the end of the week.

Ann said...

miawa, yes it's about time

lin i think it's just because the ground gets so wet back there or maybe not I'm not sure

sandee we've had sunshine but the air is still really cool


linda same here we get a couple nice days and then it's right back to cold

ginny oh yes, we'll use the birdbath

ldh nope, not broken, I think it would take quite a lot to break it

kloggers mine have never changed color, the ones in my front yard are always purple and the ones in the back are always white. I wonder if they ever will change

janice thanks, I need it

grace I don't know exactly but the ground is very wet back there and it may have just gotten extra mushy and started leaning until it fell

beded tail they sure are

tammy hooray for spring

jean don't feel bad I would have bragged too. sorry it got cold for you though

duni my whole yard is a mess

russ it's out there I just know it.

fishhawk ahhh, I wondered what he was doing back there

tanyia I know, I'm jealous of all the flowers everyone has right now

sandra luckily this one didn't break but it's made of concrete so it would take a lot. My husband hates stuff like that so he'll be out there as soon as the ground dries up and put it bacvk

out on the prairie the snow just doesn't want to seem to let go

donna you said it

bossy betty you could be right

allotments4you I just hope it's not another teaser

marg now I want more...lol

pat, yes, can't wait till they bloom

sharkbytes I hope for you that the snow does melt. It's time for spring already :)

Catherine said...

How exciting to have some green sprouting through!

Hope your bird bath is fixable!

Tammy said...

How do the plants know it's spring but not the sky? It's the same way here. Very cold but the plants are coming up.

Ann said...

catherine, yes but now it's being covered in a blanket of white GRRRRRR

tammy I have no idea but I wish the darn sky would start listening :)

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