Monday, February 22, 2010

Signs of Spring

A huge flock of robins has taken over my holly tree this morning.
They've consumed nearly all the berries already!

Watching them tap sugar maples and make syrup at Lancaster Central Park this weekend.
I wish I had some maples in the back yard to make my own.
The maple syrup cotton candy we bought was so yummy!

A sign that spring is coming, primrose for sale at the grocery store.
My husband bought me this one since he knows how much I am longing to work in the garden.

I noticed that the winter aconite is blooming!
I love seeing flowers in the winter!

Hey, how did this get in here?
Snowmen riding snow horses is definately not a sign of spring
but we had fun making him this morning.

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

~Robin Williams


Faerie Moon Creations said...

What sweet little birds! No sign of them yet in our yard...mostly cardinals still. I love visiting maple's been a long time since we've been to one, so we are long overdue. My husband has been receiving his gardening catalogs, so the itch to plant is taking hold. But I hear we are expecting a lot of snow again this week. I think we're trying to catch up with you! The primroses are so pretty - I don't think that's one that we've planted here.
Cute snowman and horse!!! Theresa

Promise said...

Love the snowman and horse!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Oh my gosh! I've never heard of Maple Syrup Cotton Candy! That sounds yummo! :-)
Super flower photos, as usual!

JeniQ said...

It's the end of February this means that winter is on it's short side and spring is closer then it appears. At least that is what I keep saying to myself!

Got the Welcome sign in the mail today. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Jen! Thank you SO MUCH!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Great pictures and I so loved seeing the robins!! I had doves this afternoon for the first time in months, but I think they were looking for food since it snowed again. My grapevine has long been picked clean so they are relying on me now. Better go fill the feeders before it gets any darker outside!!!

Fist horseman/snowman I've seen!!!

Zan Asha said...

Love it all. I wish I could tap maples, too :( We actually DID spot one of the vendors at our large city farmer's markets with maple syrup cotton candy--it was great!

LOVE the snow horseman! Hehee. Isn't there supposed to be more snow coming?

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I like your snowman. :)

Maple cotton candy?!! Ahh! I want to try! I have a thing about maple flavoring. And real maple opposed to syrup that is butter flavored - seriously who thought that was a good idea?!

I've had five whole days of sunshine and weather in the mid-fifties and my plants are going nuts sprouting and blooming. Plus I've gotten all sorts of gardening done - how nice!

Erica Lea said...

We're just a wee bit ahead of you on spring here, lol! Beautiful photos, and I love the horse/snowman:-)

Walk in the Woods said...

What great images. The winter robins enjoy my holly berries too - among other winter wild berries. And oh my - tapping the maple is *sweet* sign that spring is not far off. Love the aconite! And yeah ... I'm preparing for the party!

Designs By CK said...

Jen ~ I absolutely LOVE my new JOL piece from you!!! It's breathtaking and will be cherished always!!! Thanks again!!! :-))


CK (-:

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh yummy cotton candy :) the best maple syrup I've ever had came right from a maple tree farm

love the snowman riding the snow horse :D really great idea for a snow project

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh how special to have those adorable little robins in your garden. The photos are beautiful and lets us know Spring is just around the corner. Love your snowman :D

Rue said...

Love the snow horseman!

So lovely to have little signs of Spring all over.

Rue said...

Love the snow horseman!

So lovely to have little signs of Spring all over.