Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You Know It's Spring When...



You know it's Spring when......   you have to wash your car three times just to get the grime off - and - that it's even warm enough to wash your car.

....when the dish water runs over because you're too busy trying to photograph a flock of pine siskens who just flew in for a drink.  (Nope, I didn't get the shot.)

.....when it's dry enough out to fix that gutter that's been bothering you all winter.

.....when you can't get through a meal without picking up your binoculars three or four times to see what new birds are at the bird feeder.

.....when there are enough returning Rufus hummingbirds to put out a second feeder.

And lastly, but not least important, you know it's Spring when it finally hits 60 degrees!!!!

How about you?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring Forward!



Spring is almost upon us here in the northern hemisphere.  The birds are busy preparing nests for families and the dormant plants are waking up and popping through the earth. 

I have been busy as well just trying to keep up with the impending arrival of Spring.  Getting the new trees planted has been a bigger project than I anticipated, but it is getting done.

It's time to get the wooden deck chairs out of storage and start putting potted plants back on the front porch.

What are you doing for Spring?