At Last...By Kate_miller
When it's flowering up a storm, it's a wildlife sanctuary, bird aviary and butterfly brothel.
And, finally, after a long and tiresome winter... it's back in business!
Ah, spring. A gorgeous sunny day boosted my spirits, prompting a look-see around the property.
Tiny green shoots popping up all over the place. Hyacinth, Crocus, Wildflowers and Windflowers shake off the filthy remnants of winter, stretching their narrow stems toward the sun.
Feisty little blossoms, the first of my big bulb army. There's close to 500 bulbs sound asleep in this soil. If our warm weather continues, April could be a colorful surprise.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch... I brush, brush, and brush some more. Mountains of winter fur fly off the mares.
Shots done, shoes on, there's excitement in the air and the horses can smell it. We're off on our first trail ride, come Saturday morning.
Song birds flit about, cocking their heads toward my hard work. Hmmm... they think to themselves, that horse hair could make a stylish addition to our new nests.
In the meadow across the way, I hear the frenzied honking of geese and cranes as they set up shop for summer.
Seems everywhere I look this world is showing fresh signs of new beginnings.
Ah... Deep breath. Spring at last.
These articles might interest you :
Scarecrow's Garden Log: Fortnight 15:01:2011 to 27:02:2011 Carob pods drying on the tree!Temperatures this week:Lowest Min 8.2CLowest Max 21.7CHighest Max 35C5m... Read moreBy Scarecrow
Scarecrow's Garden Log :26:12:2010:Summer temperatures are finally on the way up! That means time to cover-up in the garden. Lightweight long trousers and... Read moreBy Scarecrow
Last Chance to enjoy 25% off the Nook Sleep System and all Nook Accessories! Don't let this opportunity to own the best children's sleep system. Starting at... Read moreBy Msmck
HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN, SHOPPING
Here's just a little lesson that's good to review with our children, before they find themselves faced with this situation. I find that if I discuss with my... Read moreBy Monicairvine
COMMUNITY, DEBATE, FAMILY, PARENTING, SCHOOLING, SOCIETY
THE NICE GUY. You either know of one, or quite possibly you are one. It’s good to be the nice guy, and you should definitely not feel too bad about it.... Read moreBy Tobehitch
LOVE & SEX, RELATIONSHIPS
LOUIS VUITTON expo last autumn I totally forgot about these pictures of some of the cool things that LV have made. The expo was really cool, and At a future... Read moreBy Lauramoodley
The Last Great Race, also known as the Iditarod, gets underway this weekend, with the ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska taking place tomorrow and the... Read moreBy Kungfujedi
MOST POPULAR FROM GARDENING
- Choosing the right boutonniere for the groom by Simon Crowther
- 3 things to avoid if you want your cut flowers to last by Simon Crowther
- Product Review: Wilkinson Sword Multi-Tool Garden and Garden Sharpener by Ozhene
- Tomatoes and chillis by Mwillis