"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The warm weather

has made every thing wake up from it's winter slumber.
The noisy flocks of birds that have migrated to and from the farm are almost too much for Salem to bear. He sits in the tree, motionless, hoping the birds are not smart enough to figure him out..............but as I know...........and he soon finds out............no bird to catch today!
In the far back corner of the hen house, lies a lonely little egg, cautiously watched by Maggie ,the speckled hen, who hopes that I have not found her secret spot.


Out in the greenhouse, the tulips have come to life and have started sprouting, unaware of the chilly weather we have just had. I wonder what color they will be...........

The bougainvillea is putting on new blooms and is stretching it's limbs throughout the greenhouse.



while out in the pond, a bullfrog has dug himself out of his hole and jumped into the cold water, making him a little slower that usual.





Out in the woods, the wind blows through the dry and crackled brush




as an empty nest hangs on to the thorn of a mesquite tree, waiting for life to once again call it home.
Spring won't be too far away now............I am ready!
Are you?







18 comments:

Kelly said...

I love spring too. It comes slowly to us. First the snow thins. Then one sunny day next to the trees a few crocus poke their heads through the crunchy snow. Days warm up into the 40's. This all happens around mid to late May. Right now I write this to you with a 3ft snow pack and more expected today and tomorrow. I love seeing your pictures of spring. Thank you so much.

Daisy said...

Wonderful pictures, Kathleen! Spring will be a welcome sight when it arrives here. I'm glad to see it is beginning for you there.

Michaele said...

Oh I would just love to walk along that path!

The Gingerbread House said...

Kathleen, you bet I'm ready! I'm so sick of the gloomy cold and dreary days, it makes me feel my age, OLD.
I need to start ordering some special seeds this year.
Seems I want to plant some of everything :o), but land is short..

Debbie said...

Oh, Kathleen! You remind me that time is a'comin! We are probably still at least 6 weeks away from any kind of discernable change. But I've still got winter stuff to do!

grammy said...

We are up to 68 today
the ice and snow is melting...it was below zero just last week. I should go look to see if the tulips think it is time to come up...hope not...because we have lots of cold left.
I am amazed at all your cook books. I don't even own any... the internet has taken there place. (o: not that I like to cook that much any way.

Muddling Through said...

SO ready! Spring cannot get here soon enough for me. Love your pictures. You always post the prettiest pictures and thoughts.

Sunny said...

I guess Spring will come if i am ready or not .... I am usually dragging my feet :)

peggy said...

Those are pictures that we like to see! Can't wait -- I am so ready.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, from looking at your photos it would eem that spring has arrived. I am catching up on blog reading and enjoyed seeing these great pics. Also, I enjoy cookbooks, but recently have been trying to stick with the ones I already have and not acquire new ones. Mine have been purchased new or finds at thrift stores.

Paula said...

I love your critters, Kathleen... they sure look like they are anxiously awaiting Spring's arrival!
I'll bet your flower garden will be beautiful this year!

Conni said...

We will be getting a little preview of spring on Friday, I think, but the cold weather will be back next week...sigh...

Suma Subramaniam said...

Your lovely picture story makes spring appear to be just round the corner.

Best,
Suma.

Nancy M. said...

I love seeing all your pics of everything enjoying the warm weather! I've been loving it too! I'm prepared for it to turn back cold at any time. I know we're just being teased right now!

DayPhoto said...

Spring is there for you...lucky you! I hope ours starts around soon!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

agrigirl said...

So glad to see some springtime budding! Our winter was unseasonably cold for us and I still have so much brown and crispy. Hoping it rejuvenates.

EBet said...

We've had a fairly warm winter, and little green things are popping up every where!

Joanne said...

Kathleen, this blog conveys such a sense of peace and contentment ... thank you for sharing