Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Second Look--May 7, 2014

Spring is in full force now. The plants and animals have emerged from their winter hibernation and are now growing excitedly in the sunshine. Or maybe I should say that I am watching excitedly as spring emerges in the warm sunshine. Can you tell that today was a perfect day? Warm sunshine, blooming trees, and flitting birds. Who could ask for anything more?

Here's are some things I saw this week during a Second Look.

The last kind of daffodil is blooming. This one has two small blooms on the end of one stem. The earlier blooming daffodils are fading.

Three blue jays have been fighting over one of the suet feeders. This is right outside the cats' favorite window so they are quite excited these days.

The dogwoods are in full bloom now.

The bluebirds have added another egg to the nest.

Pansies that were planted last fall are in full bloom now.

The sparrows are back.

One kind of our wild cherries is blooming.

The trees seem to be leafing out overnight. In this picture you can see maple, dogwood, sweet gum, and pine.