Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Bit Early




Yesterday's adventures had me on a walk around the farmette.  Down the steep hillside to the springs that flow freely.  





I was on a quest for fresh air and sunshine, both of which I found in abundance.  


A certain nosy dog could not resist the fresh water available, though I did not partake.  



I did spy some green and it wasn't just the plentiful moss.  The March Lilies, as they are commonly known in Smalltownland, are already in bloom.  A bit early, but always nice to see. 



Closer to our ancient farmhouse I spied the tiniest of buds on the pear trees.  



My calendar tells me that spring is officially set for March the 20th.  However, it looks like Mother Nature has a bit of a head start.  


34 comments:

  1. It does seem that Mother Nature is getting an earlier and earlier start on spring these last few years. My trees bloomed, azaleas too-then poof! Mother Nature returned with winter and we were back to square one.

    Your photos are beautiful. Very cool, that there a running creek on your farmette.

    Have a great week.

    Velva

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  2. It was delightful to come on this walk with you. Living in a desert canyon, I rarely see water and moss. And those are my favorite flowers.

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  3. Ha! March 20th? Not up here... bout another 6 inches this AM.

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  4. Oh I truly hope so. I know that we technically didn't have a bad winter this year here in the Northwest. Maybe it's because I've struggled with that flu bug for a month, but I'm so, so, so ready for spring! Thank you for the glorious pictures.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. How beautiful! We won't be seeing signs of spring for a while . . .

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  6. i just LOVE your hound!!! and your walk.

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  7. a wonderful post and your images are fantastic.. many thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh Michelle, thanks for taking me with you on the walk, so beautiful, I could almost smell the fresh air......Still white on white here, Francine.

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  9. Let's just hope that Mother Nature keeps us on time, and we don't have a snow delay, etc. Love the pictures.

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  10. That look like our countryside right now.. a lot of bare branches and green moss. Our daffs aren't in bloom yet.. but they're up about 5 inches! As for your cyclamen - just give it as much light as you can and when the soil dries out, water it.. they are a bit picky in the house. I think they like it outside best. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. Looks like you had a nice walk. Seems like Spring may be just around the corner. I've been noticing trees around here that are blooming and sprouting leaves. No wildflowers yet. I'm sure looking forward to warmer weather.

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  12. We just got a spray of snow and it is quite cold!

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  13. Lovely walk! The daffs are out here in some spots and it's snowing...

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  14. I like that you call daffodils March lilies...what a pretty name...ours are just starting to bloom here too! My apple tree has flowers too...but the peach tree is still deep in a winter sleep. Happy Sunday!

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  15. What a lovely day for a walk with your dog around your farmette. What a beautiful spring area you have. I would capture that spring water for drinking. -- barbara

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  16. A ramble in the woods who can beat it.
    Merle.....

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  17. Beautiful pictures! I can't wait for spring!!

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  18. Thank you for taking us on a delightful morning walk. How I envy you, no snow to be found anywhere! Promising signs of spring and such a beautiful daffodil face, lovely! Greetings, Julie.

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  19. What beautiful photographs. I really love that water fall.

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  20. This walk was probably in part for exercise, in part for contemplation and in part for rejuvenation. We shared in two out of the three. Marvelous, Michelle.

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  21. Always so great to be outside isn't it. The landscape here is beautiful and your puppy, so cute! I am ready for spring but not sure our weather is. One day the trees are starting to bud and bloom and the next everything is frozen.

    Happy Monday have a great day Michelle.

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  22. i love the name march lilies - i've always called them jonquils and seeing them fills me with hope that spring is around the corner.

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  23. Thanks for the green. I'll take it as a preview... over here it's still nothing but white.

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  24. I'm starting to feel a bit of spring in the air too. Those March Lilies look like Daffodils...one of my favorites. Do they really grow wild there? Such a lovely spring walk. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow, double wow! We are still engulfed in snow in New England ! It really was a breath of fresh air taking that walk with you and seeing March Lillies abloom in February!

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  26. We have another round of wintry mix coming tonight so seeing your spring pics was wonderful!

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  27. little signs of spring! I'm always amazed how far ahead you are than me and you're just one state south! ha. Daffodils are lovely!

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  28. I, too, am looking for the tiniest signs of spring. They are few and far between, but mostly what I really just want right now is sun. Lots of sun. Please.

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  29. What a beautiful walk you have taken us on. Love your doggie friend and your 'March Lilies'!

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  30. What gorgeous land you have! I love to take walks in the woods. It's so peaceful and calming.

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  31. It's snowing here in Iowa. My dog and I went for a walk yesterday, no running water though. Thanks for the flowers and hope.

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  32. Aaah...a nice outing! Love the pics of a certain nosy pooch. (And, I love his/her coloring and markings.) While spring seems to be arriving early in many places, we just had another cold front blow through. I'd like to hold on to winter for a few more weeks.

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