Spring Shines

After winter’s short days, long nights, springtime is  welcome with its return to longer and more sunny days.  Even the overcast days are bright with the promise of rain to bring on green grass and all the new growth of the season.

Willow Leaves

Willow Leaves

One of early spring’s familiar sights also involves lots of hints from family that it’s time for a pie — rhubarb.  These leaves are very shiny with the new growth.

Hill of Rhubarb

Hill of Rhubarb

Closer View of  Rhubarb Leaf

Closer View of Rhubarb Leaf

Evergreen boughs seem greener this time of year.

Evergreens, Spring Sky

Evergreens, Spring Sky

Grape Hyacinths in sunshine, are also very fragrant.

Grape Hyacinths

Grape Hyacinths

Enjoy every bit of spring!

 

 

 

Around the Yard

Fir Branch, with new growth

Fir Branch, with new growth

With fairly nice weather a few days ago, I went outside, with camera, to check out what interesting things I might find.  This fir tree was already showing the start of new growth.

 

High Water

High Water

We had heavy rain the night before, and water was rushing through the wet area at the edge of our yard.

 

Peeling Birch Bark

Peeling Birch Bark

Birch tree bark peels now and then.  This piece was blowing in the breeze.

As I write this morning, bluebirds are checking out our nesting box.  Ah, spring!