Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring has sprung...

 Finally! Spring has arrived in New England and the yard is rejoicing after a long, hard winter.

 This is our lone daffodil among an iris patch. I've posted photos of it in past years, usually blooming in the early part of April as opposed to now! (Everything is running late this year.) As you can see, the Adirondack chairs have have also been unearthed and set outside.

The maple tree leaves are bursting forth...

...and the hoppa crab trees are COVERED with blossoms this year.

We never know, from year to year, how bountiful the apple blossoms will be. This year looks like it will be spectacular.

The hostas around the mailbox are just starting to poke their little heads through the soil.

And the rhododendron bush is covered with buds.

The clematis on the light post is coming back to life...

...and pretty soon these buds will be gorgeous blue flowers.

And speaking of blue flowers, these little guys are the first to bloom every spring. I planted them so long ago I have no recollection of what they are.

But there is no mistaking the bleeding heart bush. Once its stems start poking through...

...it blooms in record speed.

On the wildlife front, I was very excited to see the first chipmunk in our yard today. They're such a huge part of our summer enjoyment out on the patio.

I hope you are all enjoying beautiful spring weather wherever you are...

Donna 

4 comments:

Barb said...

I'm so glad you finally have Spring!! Everything looks beautiful!

Susan said...

Everything looks great, Donna. I think you are a couple of weeks ahead of us. Still on the chill side here, although today was gorgeous . Susan

The Tablescaper said...

Spring has sprung!

I host a weekly party called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you join. The link goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evenings.

- The Tablescaper

Chatelaine said...

And I thought we wouldn't have a Spring this year. This week has been fabulous!