Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Second Look--April 2, 2014

As it should be, every week I am seeing more and more signs of spring. Plants are greening, flowers are blooming, peepers are peeping, and animals are birthing.  It's wonderful. All of this is happening despite the fact that we had more snow this week.

Here are a few things I saw this week during a Second Look.

Crocuses are popping up in various places now.

This picture of white crocus was taken at dusk.

We had a lot of rain this week which also encouraged fungus to grow.

However, some of that rain turned to snow. The cold, wet weather didn't stop this cardinal or starling from coming out.

I think the rain washed out these two bones from hiding.

Although there are no blooms yet, the daffodils are budding.

This nest has been completed, but it is still waiting for eggs.

The deer are enjoying all of the new green growth. Day lilies and azaleas are their favorites.

The most exciting thing I saw this week was this cow in labor at my back fence. The calf was stubborn, so the farmer had to go in with chains and pull it out. I chose not to watch this part.

And now for today's poem. This was written by Theo when he was about 10.

Signs of Spring

The last of winter fades away
Icicles shed their tears
Borne upon a sunlit era
Life awakens once again
In this never ending cycle

Trees grow green, grass is showing
Robins and bluebirds appear
New plants sprout, old ones awaken
New infants to all animals
A time of plenty

Rejoice! For it is Spring!


  1. Oh yes. Theo is gifted with language, no doubt. "Icicles shed their tears"--what imagery!

    How's the calf doing?

    Looking at your pictures makes me think I need to add different colors of crocuses to what we have already. Our daffodils won't bloom as quickly as yours but they are on their way!!!!!!!!!! We still have mounds of snow in the front yard by the driveway but we are down to grass, mostly, in the back yard and the kids can play catch and somehow were able to dig into the frozen sandbox. The sun is out today. It's the little things. :)

    1. I checked with the farmer, and it was a false alarm. No calf yet. However, I did see three other calves that had been born in the last day. There's nothing cuter than a baby, no matter what the species.

  2. You take amazing photos. I love thie pic of the cardinal and the deer. So. beautiful!

    1. Thanks. The deer visit everyday, several times a day. They are beautiful animals, but very annoying.


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