Saturday, April 02, 2011

S-O-S! Signs of Spring

Ice and snow in gradual retreat

Young Mennonite boys sell maple syrup outside the grocery store

Three lambs, like all children, eat snow in the field

Paired geese on the ice wait to choose a nesting site

Flowers appear once again!
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.  
William Shakespeare

12 comments:

  1. I enjoyed seeing these signs of spring.Those boys look a little bored,but I guess that is part of work.Love the vibrant Crocus.

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  2. Great photos, Ruth.
    Signs of spring, indeed.
    I just hope that spring doesn't rush away too fast. I need some lovely mild temperatures around for a few weeks.

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  3. The maple syrup memory from youth visiting Grandma in Northern Wisconsin has me drooling. I like your SOS!

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  4. Photos can tell the story of a season's arrival and the yellow crocus is the most telling and colorful. Liked the first photo as well.

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  5. Great signs of spring, water flowing with chunks of ice, Canadian geese are out if full force, Minnonite boys sent to sell fresh maple syrup and the blooming of crocus's. aaawwww....so refreshing after a long winter.

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  6. I think with your recent snowfall, you have more snow there than we do here.

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  7. Nice to see the first flowers and a little open water for the ducks! I like the post title!:)

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  8. Seeing the crocuses and hearing the birds singing again has brought much joy - in spite of today's snow.

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  9. Oh, so glad to see the snow retreating! I have yellow crocus in my yard also! Robins are here and moving northward I am sure! Saw my first Eastern Phoebe today. Actually, I saw 3! I'll send one to you! :-)

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  10. Love those bright yellow crocuses!!

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  11. Beautiful flower photo.I was just thinking this weekend that Canada Geese are beautiful when they pair up on a pond. It's so different from seeing a huge flock overcrowd and make a mess out of a pond at a town park.

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