Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for It's a Second Look

Okay, I know that It's stretching It for today's "I" theme to be "It", but I haven't done a Second Look this week. It's time to get one in.

Our first daffodil bloomed this week and others are following. There are still crocuses and snowdrops blooming, but they are on they are fewer in number. We saw more goldfinches at the feeder this week. Maybe they're here to coordinate with the daffodils. :)

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

The first daffodil 


Also new this week, the pieris japonica bloomed.


The deer are enjoying the day lilies that are coming up. :(


The hellebore I planted last fall is blooming.


Crocus are blooming, but not as many as before.


The last of the snowdrops.



Sparrow and goldfinch pair


The female cardinal flew away just as I was taking this picture.




10 comments:

  1. I just love the photo of the cardinal. We have one that hangs out in our side yard, and the bright red against all that gray-brown gives me hope that spring will eventually get here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The specifics of how life will look upon retirement are a little tricky to figure out. I think we have always had a general plan, and now we're into the nitty gritty of decision making. It's exciting and scary at the same time. Good luck with the A-Z!

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    1. The whole retirement thing is scary first and exciting second for me. Good luck.

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  2. I will never complain about pictures of flowers and birds. I've never heard of a pieris japonica.

    Good thing I wasn't here for your grammar post. I would have been nervous about my grammar usage in my reply! I also learned to diagram sentences and I loved it, but much of what I have learned, I have forgotten.

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    1. I used to worry about typos and grammar problems, but I had to let go of that. Otherwise, I would never write anything.

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  3. Beautiful pictures again! I really do enjoy them. The spring bulbs are gone here now, but oh my the azaleas are just magnificent.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the azaleas--the ones the deer haven't eaten anyway.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Michael. I had problems getting it to display with blogger, so I am displaying each day's letter badge in a post. Maybe I'll give the badge another try today.

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  5. I didn't know deer at lilies. Of all the plants they devoured of mine the lilies were always left alone. Your cardinal photo is beautiful and the colors so vibrant. I'm glad you used this opportunity to do a second look.

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    1. Deer are known to love day lilies, which aren't true lilies. From my experience, they don't eat true lilies as much although last year, they ate all of the buds from the real lilies.

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