#Spring Fling – Wordless Wednesday

Let your photo(s) tell your story.

Spring Fling – March 2021 – by Joni’s mom
First sign of spring – which my neighbor weed whacked away!
Crocus in front of the library…
The early bloomers of the 50 bulbs I planted….looking rather downcast….
Blue skies smiling at me…..nothing but blue skies do I see!
The tulips stems seem short this year….
Hyacinths which have fallen over – we haven’t had enough rain….
Daffodils in front of the library…..you can tell they have a gardener.
It’s nice to hear the chorus of tree frogs when I walk….
Spring peeper hanging in there during the pandemic! Happy Spring!

31 thoughts on “#Spring Fling – Wordless Wednesday

  1. Anne says:

    What lovely photographs of beautiful things! Even though I would prefer a sky heavy with rain clouds, I cannot help admiring the gorgeous blue skies we have been graced with for months. Looking out of my window this morning, I see a deep, clear blue backdrop to the morning sun highlighting the green leaves on the trees and I am grateful for such beauty. As for the flowers … what a cornucopia of spring beauties you have! Lovely to see the paintings too.

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks Anne! It’s been an early spring for flowers this year….but we need rain. Made me think of you and your drought, as I heard the Canadian prairies are having one of the driest springs in a hundred years!

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  2. Arlene Somerton Smith says:

    I had to suck in breath when I read that your neighbour hacked away the flowers. Ouch! Spring is much advanced where you are. I have snowdrops up here and my earliest of early tulips bloomed yesterday but daffodils and the rest of the tulips are still weeks away from blooming. It was fun to see them here.

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    • Joni says:

      It’s early for here too. Normally we’d get daffodils mid-April and tulips in May. Last year there was snow on the tulips on Mothers Day! We had quite a few mild days in March which brought everything along sooner. The old neighbours had a lovely woodland theme garden they’d spent years on and I always enjoyed seeing it from my kitchen window, even though our yards are far apart. The new neighbours tore everything out, resodded last fall and this spring weedwacked all the hardly little snowdrops which had come up through the sod……it hurt to watch….but I guess she didn’t want any flowers! I’m having difficulty with that….who doesn’t like flowers? She left a few clumps of daffodils along the side fence, but even cut down the small magnolia trees too.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Your photos are perfect. The colors of spring shine through in them. We’re not quite as far along as you are so for me this is an encouraging post with a hang in there spring is a’coming vibe!

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  4. Linda Schaub says:

    Spring has sprung in your garden Joni. I am glad with all your hard work to plant those daffodils that you reaped some colorful rewards. I love all the little Spring flowers which brighten up the still-dull landscape immensely. Around the corner from me the homeowners have all the flowers like you have shown here … it’s like a breath of fresh air to see them. I like your mom’s paintings too … the flowers are pretty and the frogs are so lifelike that they leap out at you. 🙂 So you get to hear the peepers when you walk and I’ve gone to two parks looking for them and see/hear nothing. It was like Summer here today – it didn’t quite break the record of 83 degrees, but came close at 81.

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    • Joni says:

      I can only hear the frogs on one back street in mom’s subdivision as it faces onto an open field, there must be a marshy area back there, although we haven’t had much rain. It’s raining a bit tonight though. Going to Reader now.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I hope I hear them one day. We have a somewhat rainy weekend. I’m staying local at Council Point Park tomorrow … rain coming in around noon, so I don’t want to go far. Sunday here will have rain off and on so not sure a walk is in the cards for me so I will do some things in the house instead. The grass is growing like a weed, especially on the one side that my neighbor fertilized – it is a foot tall. Just as soon wish he had not messed with. The rain is just now starting as I write this last sentence … they predicted 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. rain/storms.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It is raining here right now – it was supposed to storm, but I think it went to the southern tier of counties so we were lucky again as they said 40-50 mph winds. The night is not done though and we’re getting more rain overnight.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I’m no fan of this early heat and humidity and it brought out the siege of ants. I thought about a perimeter spray for the annual ant invasion which last about three weeks and started about five years ago. I contacted Wild Birds Unlimited to ask if a professional perimeter-of-house application of pesticide for ants would be worrisome for the hummingbird(s). I wouldn’t put out the feeders for a month – he told me to get diatomaceous earth and sprinkle that on the perimeter instead. I read up on it – didn’t see how it would help. They drive me crazy – they’re only in the kitchen and my bedroom (same side of the house) but that is enough!

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      • Joni says:

        I saw a swarm of ants near the garage door and sprayed with with some kind of ant spray I bought at the hardware store – dead on contact, but it was just a limited small area.

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  5. Eilene Lyon says:

    I love all the images and stories of spring. We’ve a long way to go before flowers here. Like you, I can’t fathom your neighbor’s distaste for flowers. Very sad. Glad you have the frogs serenading you. I haven’t heard a single western chorus frog yet.

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    • Joni says:

      I only heard them one week, in a marshy area near where I sometimes walk, but it’s too dry now. I’m not sure why we are so far ahead with our blooms than our southern neighbours! I wish we were as far ahead with our vaccines as you guys too!

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  6. annieasksyou says:

    Delightful! We have a happy row of daffodils that we planted in our rocky soil a year and a half ago. They warm my heart.

    Love your blue sky—very mindful: meditation teaches us that thoughts are passing clouds in the blue sky. You managed to depict the wide open canvas!

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks so much! I will pass the compliment along. We’ve been going through some of her 300 or so paintings, as she’s running out of storage space. They’re taking her current exhibit down April 10 and will be returning it next week, so I have to make room somewhere. I’m glad I don’t have to go and pick it up as Ontario is in lockdown again for a whole month. I was able to get an appointment for the first dose of vaccine in 2 weeks as they lowered the age to 60 plus but now they are talking about a shortage of doses again….so frustrating with all the variants circulating.

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    • Joni says:

      It’s hot here….and humid….not liking it too much, more like summer weather than spring. The flowers bloomed so early this year that most of the daffodils are done.

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