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Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Yard

Things are really changing around here. Spring is here, so I walked around our yard on Sunday to show you what April is looking like in our area. I heard that nasty, 4 letter word in the weather report": expect some snow on Monday". Hope they got this one wrong, but even if it does come - it can't be for too long!

The snow is almost gone!  There are just a few small piles hanging around the yard yet.

This is a red twigged dogwood. The red color really shows up this time of year, when there are no leaves.


The red berries have been hanging on the tree all winter, providing a nice splash of red against all the white we saw all winter.  I imagine they won't be there for very much longer!


This little toad has been waiting patiently under a blanket of snow.  The snow is gone, now to get rid of all the dry leaves surrounding him.


Signs of spring!  Our maple tree out back has buds on it!!!


What a difference a week makes...   Last week this ground had a snowy blanket over it, this week we see crocus!


What a cheerful sight!

16 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

I bet you thought you may never see the ground again! haha. We have snow in the forecast for Tuesday!

I planted crocus and tulips. Yours look beautiful!

And that frog looks very realistic! haha. Love his expression!

Connie said...

Those flowers look so good....

Sue O said...

Funny, we have been through the snowdrop bloom, the crocus bloom, the daffodils are pretty much gone and the tulips will only be good for a few more days. Trees are blossoming everywhere and there will be roses in bloom before we know it. I'll bet you appreciate all your blooms more than we do though, after all that snow.

Deb said...

I do love crocus peeking out after a long winter. Glad that spring is finally finding you!

The religious writer said...

I'm so happy to see you are finally defrosting! I certainly hope you don't get any snow today!!

Simply Linda said...

Yeah, the dreaded s word is in our forecast as well. Afer having 80's the last few days..sigh...Blessings

linda said...

Forecast is same in the far south! Crazy. My MIL always said when there were patches of snow laying around, it was just waiting on another...hmmm :-)

Jennifer said...

I really hope the snow misses you. it's looking very springlike now, won't be much longer!

Patsy said...

Now that our ice and snow is gone, we are getting hard rain and high wind we are so wet. But plants are popping out all over, may get frost tonight.

White Lace and Promises said...

The red branches are beautiful. Yes, my daughter said snow predictions in Nasvhille??? What??? If it does, it won't stick. 80 degrees there yesterday.

Judy said...

Thanks for the spring fix Mari, we had rain yesterday and this morning we woke up to snow :(

Cherdecor said...

I know that you are really excited to see some signs of spring and that is a good thing. We thought that winter would never end. The good side of it is I heard that the trees are really going to pop with color and flowers later on. We have already mowed the lawn and it needs it again. We put the snow blower away but snow is coming again. Like you said, it won't last long. I think we will just stay inside till it goes away. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I think it is actually gorgeous! : )

Jenny said...

Crocus! You're there! Yayyyyy! xoxo

Brooke said...

gorgeous berries. hope the snow didn't get you too badly.

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

Gosh, such beautiful flowers. Those crocuses look like a painting!