Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Signs of Spring

We have a large multi-acre pond on the edge of our property.  The female snapping turtles travel in the spring looking for a place to deposit their eggs, and this one was around our barn today.  She's about the size of a very large serving platter.

Daffodils are the hardy signs of good weather.  We created this raised garden with eros boulders to display spring bulbs.

At this latitude April weather vacillates from 80-degree days to 40-degree shockers.  Fortunately, the flowers don't mind.

The hyacinth bulbs join the early blooms.  Some of the empty spaces used to harbor tulips.  Unfortunately, the local deer herd eats the stalks as they come out of the ground -- Glad they don't like the other choices too!!

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