Thursday, April 15, 2010

Winters Return.

Much to my chagrin, this is what I woke up to yesterday morning...

Shocking really when you think that only a few days earlier I was out raking leaves and moving plants. But then, that's more or less typical for April here.

I had small pots of clematis seedlings put outside and forgot to bring them in at night. I haven't checked to see if they have survived. I have to put that on my "to do" list for today. I should never have started them. I get over anxious to see things grow and plant seeds in flats far too early.

Laurie has been here since Sunday and is returning home later today. I've enjoyed my time with her. The parents are coming out for a few days near the end of the month.

I hear lots of bird song early in the morning these days. Lots of activity going on all around me it seems. The squirrel is back and forth every day.

Lots of Finches around.

The woodpeckers are always here.

The Grosbeaks are still here.


Jo said...

I find it difficult to control that urge to start planting after a few weeks of spring weather too. I know better than that, but the urge is still there.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I'll bet your clematis will be ok, they are pretty tough. We usually get April snow but this year it has been freakishly hot--too hot. Hope this isn't a preview of a sweltering summer to come.

Cicero Sings said...

Oh, the spring planting urge ... it IS hard to resist. So far I have this year because where we live, night frosts until mid May even if this spring HAS seemed unusually early!

Beautiful clear morning this morning but a tad nippy ... I was out with he garbage.

Love the bird song in the morning too and our squirrel is coming every day as well.

Hope your clematis checks out A okay.

Tricia said...

I hope by the time you read this, you'll have discovered your seedings are OK. Infuriating to have it snow just as you thought it was safe to go out.....

Isn't bird song wonderful and your pics of your garden visitors are just great :D

Ali said...

Typical Maritime Spring, snow! LOL! We aren't exactly tropical here in England at the moment. No snow, but it feels more like March than April.

I'm sure your furred and feathered neighbours appreciate the largesse during this most fickle of seasons.


Pete said...

some lovely pics there oc

Cindy said...

.. I'm glad you like the photo of me and Gordon!! I like all your photos, but especially the ones of Mr Squirrel, I so wish they would visit my garden like they used to xxx

Dixxe's Doodles said...

OH MY!! Im with you I always try to get a jump on spring, and sometimes it bites back--but this spring we had a frost free spring and our frost date has just past so we made it!! YOU bird shots are awesome!! Very sharp and close up.