I couldn't wait any longer. I had to hang my new Forsythia wreath that I had bought at Home Sense in late February on the front door last week even though there was snow all around.
After all it is spring and it is April. Even if it doesn't feel like it outside when the temperature at this moment is -6.
Last Wednesday I went to my friend Lois's house for lunch then we went for a nice long walk around her sub-division - 4.8 kilometres! It was a cool day but we dressed for it and I even had a hat on along with my winter jacket. We went for a little drive after and found a large flock of robins in some Sumac trees eating the berries on the blossoms. What a delightful sound they made chirping and singing their little hearts out!
This is the view from the hill there looking down on the Saint John River.
On the weekend I gathered some hair from our son's dogs and put it in the suet basket hoping the little birdies will collect some to cozy up their nests when they start building. I also dropped some on the ground around the trees. I haven't seen any taking this lovely soft hair yet but I think they aren't quite ready to start nest building. Our poor cedar tree was devoured by the deer again this winter. It looks pathetic.
This is not a great photo as it was taken through the car window on Sunday morning and there were rain drops on the glass. The river has started to rise and is flooding over the flats. These fields are hayed every summer - that is not part of the river. So far the spring flood season is not a bad one at this point. This cold snap, aka Polar Vortex, will slow down the snow and ice melt up in the northern regions of our province.
Look at that!! No snow!
I took this photo at noon time yesterday. Sure put a smile on my face!
I also saw some in the front yard and a big flock up in the field looking for food.
I am anxious to get out and do the yard clean up but that will have to wait another week or more as the forecast is for cold and rain in the days ahead. Where is the warmer than usual spring weather that was predicted?! lol
Some pretty, faux spring blooms bring some cheer this week.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a super week!