Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sign of Spring!

  • Sun and clouds with temps in the sixties.  What a treat!

  • I took my first real morning morning walk around the yard, looking at what needs to be done. And I raked the leaves off the crocus bed.  The daffodils are up enough so that I will use the leaf blower to get the dead stuff away from the house.

  • I found this little viola blooming in one of the pots I didn't empty last fall.  Their hardiness is always a surprise!




The fish are swimming sluggishly  The water is still pretty cold..  Proge left the small pump in last fall to provide a bit of circulation.  It appears to have helped.  We don't usually take the net off until the trees are leafy and some of the water plants are covering a bit of the surface.  Otherwise we have visits from Hawk, Owl, and Heron, to say nothing of raccoon and fishercat!

Warm weather this early can be chancy.  The wild blueberries are apt to bloom then freeze if we get down to more normal temps.  We'll see, grasshopper....we'll see.....

Toes crossed that all are enjoying weather throughout the world.

As always, thanks for stopping by......*s*

9 comments:

  1. wild blueberries, lucky you, Gary said we have some on the back hill but it almost straight up and unbelievable to climb up there, so the birds can have them. Your fish are getting big. We have spring today but two days back down again.

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    2. Hi Linda.....Yes, our fish get bigger every winter. We do have some little ones though.

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  2. This has certainly been a strange winter. It's been warm here for so long that I have started to forget that it is STILL winter. The savings in heating bills is very welcome.

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    1. Hi Michele....We have had up and down temps all winter. We have not even had to cut wood. We had a lot from last year.

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  3. we are still in the heat of summer... the days are a little shorter so the nights are a little cooler which helps with sleep.. having a full on winter must make spring extra special for you..

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    1. Hi Anna......I actively dislike winter so early spring is most welcome!

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  4. Hi Suzi,

    so lovely that Spring and warmer days are there where you are.
    Love the sweet viola and your fish. The viola is a hardy little flower. On Saturday we had one months rainfall in one day and many places are flooded and slips.
    have a great week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. Hi Carolyn....There was too much anticipation. We had snow on Friday and expect a real nor'easter later today and tomorrow.
    Spring will come....eventually!

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