Sunday, April 5, 2020

Weekend Wonders

There is so much happening in the garden now. I have to be out there often to try to keep up with it all. 
The Mayapples, Podophyllum,  are beginning to pop up. Always a delight to see. 
The trillium is beginning to set buds. I wanted to get these posted for Wildflower Wednesday but I didn't get around to it. Odd how with more time at home I don't seem to be getting ahead of chores or even getting to some things I want to do. 
We took Annie for a walk and I spotted these fiddle heads unfurling. These belonging to Christmas Fern. I don't know a lot of wild ferns but this one I have in my garden.
We came upon this convention of Turkey Vultures having breakfast.
Mallards are so very common around here year round but this gentleman looked quite dapper in his fresh plumage. 
A bird that isn't so common is a Barred Owl. We came upon this one standing at the edge of a flooded field. It appeared to be hunting frogs. We sat and watched it for some time. It didn't catch anything while we watched but it didn't seem a bit disturbed with an audience. It did keep an eye on us.
We are all doing well here. I hope you and yours are too.
As you might have noticed we haven't had much sunshine lately. The weather sort of suits the mood of the country. I am ready for some sunshine. How about you?

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Shadowy Weekend

I have been outside quite a bit the past few days. We have had some glorious warm, if damp, days. 
I saw this shadow on the patio that made me think about Shadow Shot Sunday which I am connecting with here. 
This beautiful shadow also brought me to a haiku. So I am connecting with Rebecca and her haiku tribe here.

Inviting shadows
display on the patio
for those wanting out

I hope you all can get out for some fresh air this weekend. Be safe. Be well. Peace.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Haiku Haven

Since there is much more time to contemplate life I thought I would connect with Rebecca at Haiku My Heart. A small bit of peace here.

Frightening tempest
obscured by a single bloom
offering solace