Monday, March 1, 2010

Sure Signs of Spring

How about a goblet of Buttercups for your viewing pleasure?
One of my sweet students brought in a handful of Buttercups on Friday as a birthday gift to me (Saturday) without the stems (how else could a child pick them!).
They are floating even still (nearly 4 days later) in this crystal goblet, part of a large collection bought as a gift to my mother from my father on the occasion of my birth 64 years ago.
And then, in the afternoon, a flock of Bohemian Waxwings joined us nibbling the mummified apples (from last fall)still on the tree and on the ground.
There is one Robin in the group above, I believe.

Isn't this sweet... one feeding another?

You can really see the feathery topnotch on this beauty.

Divine blessings inhabited my camera on Friday as I was fortunate to get this shot.
It is very warm and sunny today; the wintersown flowers are peaking up
in their greenhousey containers; and I am starting tomatoes as soon as I finish this.
Spring has sprung, for sure


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I saw my first purple and white crocus today. Can't wait for spring!

Connie said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift..... buttercups from a child's hand!
I just saw my first robin a few days ago, though I have been hearing them for some time now.
The trees are budding, tulips and daffs are emerging and the perennials are coming to life. Ah, the wonder of Spring!

I am eager to see you today and have a nice visit.