Winter to Spring, April 2, 2003
I got a little carried away taking pictures today. For those of you with
dial up connection, it may take a while to download all of these. There are 35
pictures on this page!
Here's the way it looked off my kitchen porch at about 9:00 this morning. I
ate breakfast out here in a t-shirt this morning
By 1:00 this was about all that was left. The temperature was up to 65!
When I heard that it was supposed to get cold last Saturday I was worried
because all my blue berries were starting to bud and leaf out. So, I loaded the
ones that I hadn't planted yet and pulled them into the garage. With the cold
over, I pulled them back out into the sun...
... where they will have leaves and blooms in no time.
Not much snow left on the house.
I took Timber and Sugar out for a walk.
Timber back on the porch. His left eyelid is looking much better after
having surgery to remove a growth.
This time of year, even a Dandelion looks beautiful.
The ferns under the front yard hemlock are starting to perk up. These where
completely buried just this morning.
The blooms on my Mountain Pieris (Pieris
floribunda) survived the snow and cold mostly unscathed. I don't think
I've mentioned it here that I'm doing all my landscaping with native plants.
Besides looking like they belong here, another benefit is that they are well
adapted to this climate.
This was the first bee I've see this year. This Bumble Bee is
feeding on the nectar of the Mountain Pieris
The wreath of Pussy Willows on my front door.
Told you so. The last sentence on my March
30th entry said "I bet I'm mowing my yard in a T-Shirt by
Thursday!!!". Well I got to do it by Wednesday. Notice there is still a
little snow in the lower meadow down next to the creek...
... but it is so warm that I have my warm weather hat on for the first time
A few shots after I finished...
... I can't get over the difference a few days make.
Timber and Sugar where enjoying the afternoon too. Here they are loving on
... and playing with each other.
I decided to go up to Ore Knob above the house. Here's my gate next to the
I found these flowers right next to the loading shoot. A Daffodil and
The following are images are of the sunset this afternoon from Ore Knob.
Most of these pictures will speak for themselves...
While I was busy taking pictures. I looked over and saw that Timber was
enjoying the sunset too! Really!
After the sun sets, the mountains are still spectacular.
Like I said, a nice day. I'm still in my T-shirt.