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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nature Notes: Change, change, change . . .

There is a new meme at Rambling Woods which I was intrigued by. To learn more you can click on the badge above or Rambling Woods. Basically all you need to do is step outside, pay attention to what is going on and post a photograph, art, poem, anything you want to serve as your nature notes. Then leave a comment and link at Rambling woods to let her know you have participated.All of the photographs I'm using for my first nature notes post were taken yesterday and change is in the air, on the ground, every which a way I look. The dogwood branch above is the first thing I see when I step out my side door and the buds are getting plumper by the hour. Before long they will open for the dogwood flowers I enjoy.
When I step into my back garden I am practically knocked out by the scent of the daffodils and narcissus. I had early yellow daffodils and narcissus that were zapped by snow the first week of March but a second round are blooming. These are almost all white ones.I do have a number of different varieties blooming and some have yellow, orange, or red centers.When I went to get my mail, the male cardinal stayed up in the tree above my mailbox singing at the top of his lungs. I realized the female was deep in the bush which is behind my mailbox and I suspect she was protecting her nest.
When I was walking in my back yard I spotted my first clusters of wild violets which was a treat.
If you have any nature notes you would like to post, please visit Rambling Woods.

13 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

Now this is what I was talking about for Nature Notes..wonderful Carver. It is amazing how many flowers are already in bloom in your area as compared to western NY. Here we are happy when the snow melts and there is a bit of green peaking up. But the birds are singing and the sun is shining..You just need a winter coat here...Thank you so much for participating.. --Michelle--

Daryl said...

Another wonderful post ... I am loving those little buds on the branches .. make me feel warmer .. and its only in the low 40s after a start in the low 20s ...

juliana said...

this was most invigorating. signs of spring everywhere, and it's about time.
love the way dogwood branches out, and those buds just about to open

SabineM said...

Gorgeous post and photos. I love this time of year!

EastCoastLife said...

You are going to be seeing more of these pretty sights in the next few weeks! *envious*

Mar said...

Wonderful shots, Carver, I love all those spring signs!! and thanks for the link.

SandyCarlson said...

Nature Notes sounds like a good one. You do that meme right with your wonderful photos. I am happy to see my first violets of the season here.

Dr.John said...

Great pictures. I so envy you. Our snow has just left and our flowers will be a few days yet.

Photo Cache said...

And here's another meme; very interesting indeed. It's finally spring where you are. What pretty things you saw and captured.

the donG said...

the flowers are the happiest during this season.

see how they bloom. it looks like they're smiling.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful daffodils and narcissus. I could just imagine the fragrance in the air.

Carletta said...

Hi Carver,
Wonderful post! Your daffodils are beautiful.
I have dogwood trees too but mine aren't quite this far along - they are my favorite tree though.

My second Nature post is up if you have time.

Ascender Rises Above said...

Everytime I see your birds I miss those sudden colors in the trees.