Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I have a bunch of photos to share with you today of spring bursting out all around us here. Scroll down and enjoy.
Rhubarb will be ready in a couple weeks or maybe earlier.
Maple tree blossom
new leaves and cherry blossoms
Dog-tooth Violet or Trout Lily
My first hummingbird capture taken through the back door window from 14 feet away on Saturday afternoon.
new maple leaves
wild strawberry blooms along the side of the road
dandelions - lots of these growing
There you go. Lots of great spring things going on here right now. We had 3 really nice warm days - Thursday thru Saturday - then rain and cooler temperatures. It is so nice to see the green grass and the many shades of green through the hillsides and fields and hedgerows. I'm enjoying watching the Tree Swallows starting their nests in the 2 birdhouses. The Bobolinks arrived yesterday and their song all over the fields and in the trees was beautiful to hear. Also, the spring peepers (baby frogs) in the ponds are singing every night now.
Well, guess what? Monday it snowed. Yep, we had wet snow showers all day long and it was so cold. There was several inches of snow in northwestern parts of the province too. Oh my. I wish we could send this moisture to northern Alberta where there are still some serious fires burning.
On the news this morning the work camps at the oil mine sites are being evacuated due to new fires and thick smoke. An update on Fort McMurray says they are getting the electricity and gas hooked up again but workers are suffering due to the smoke from the new fires outside the city. It is still under threat! Friends who evacuated are trying to settle in to a new temporary life in other cities farther south and are still in limbo waiting to hear when and if they can go back. They are the fortunate ones as they have somewhere to live or someone who is housing them until they can return. I know there are thousands in hotels or who have returned home to other parts of Canada to ride this out. Please continue to pray for them, and for much needed rain which is still not in the forecast.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you are having a good week.