An April Day

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day,
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March.

                              Robert Frost (an except from Two Tramps in Mud Time)

A few Spring flowers...

Cherry Blossoms

Grape Hyacinth




(All photos found on the internet)

Sunflower Seeds

I've been wanting to grow sunflowers for awhile now and finally started some seeds indoors. This Russian variety called 'Peredovik' is suppose to get to 6 feet.

I haven't decided where I'm going to plant them yet, but I'm excited to watch them grow!

Here they are just beginning to sprout...

And a few weeks later...

If they survive, I'll post more photos in the summer. : )

Signs of Spring

My birdhouse, after 18 months of sitting empty, has finally had a prospective house hunter come by! I only got this one shot and it's a little blurry because I took it through the window, but I'm so excited! I hope she comes back!

And here's a few early spring photos of my potted pansies...

                                                                    HAPPY SPRING!