Sunrise on the first day of May 2015.
May 1. It dawned bright and sunny....for an hour....then the clouds rolled in and that raw east wind continued to blow the rest of the day. The clouds rolled away around 3:00 with a promise of a nice weekend in store.
May 2. Dawned clear and sunny with a southerly wind and the temperature rose to 17 by 4:00 in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day. We celebrated our son's 34th birthday with a barbecue at his place after spending the day outdoors doing yard work. We were two tired puppies that night I'll tell you....exhausted!
May 3. Another gorgeous sunny warm day. It was 20 for the high and there was just a wisp of a breeze. It was so calm and still and perfect. It's hard to believe that after all the snow we had this winter that there is a fire ban on in the whole province.
birds singing and flitting about, mating and nest building,
bees buzzing by looking for illusive nectar.
people walking, biking, running....just enjoying the outdoors....
grateful that another season is beginning.
the smell of barbecuing in the air and soon,
the smell of newly mown grass.
children playing outside, squealing with delight
motorcycles and cars touring the back roads enjoying the scenery.
trees budding, grass greening,
daffodils blooming, plants pushing through the soil,
farmers getting into the fields to plow and plant.
peepers and frogs singing a spring chorus in the ponds at night
a full flower moon lighting up the landscape.
the warming sun as it wakes the earth and it's inhabitants.
May is the month of newness that we will savour
and be ever so grateful for the pleasures that it brings.
Canada geese and Mergansers on the flooded fields Sunday morning.
A bit of squabbling going on here.
I bought a new lilac (Lilas Minuet) on Friday and it's budding. I don't know if it will have blooms this year.
maple tree buds
Our neighbour's Daphne shrubs in full bloom. These are the earliest bloomers around here.
I put up my hummingbird feeders because I read that some have been spotted in New Brunswick already. Has anyone seen any yet?
This flower bed is really bursting.
We got to enjoy our deck on the weekend and are looking forward to 5 months of use this year.
If you are new to my blog see our new deck build from last June with before and after photos.
May 4. The temperature is to be about 24 C with warm beautiful sunshine. We've been waiting for 8 months for this and we are happy!
Happy May to you all. Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy your blessings!