Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sunshine, shamrocks and spring!

Dawn....waiting for sunrise.....most of the shamrocks still asleep....except for a few early risers.....

Here it comes! Here it comes.......cheering on the sun as it peeks above the horizon....
High noon......flowers bursting with joy.....basking in the glorious sunshine.



Dusk....shadows lengthen....flowers close in sleep.
Out for my morning walk a few days ago:
I saw a flock of geese flying high up in the sky, returning home after a long winter. I've been scanning the sky almost every day this month, to catch a glimpse and finally, finally, that familiar V-shape, happy honking, and welcome back, geese!

I smelled a skunk - yes, in the morning. It's unusual to smell a skunk that early in the day. More likely that cloying smell stinks up the air (yuk!) in the evening or night (we all know that skunks are nocturnal creatures).


I heard a fly buzz by my ear. Really. Did not see it. But hey, I'll welcome a fly. That means that the bees are not far behind.

And all this sensual stimulation the space of a minute and a half.
Spring must be here!







20 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Lovely pictures as usual. It sure has been a long grueling winter. Do you still have snow on the ground? I snowed frequently here in the city, but I will say, it certainly didn't stay on the ground for long.
Mary

Beverly said...

I love shamrocks. Yours are the prettiest I have ever seen...

Karin said...

Love your oxalis plant! When I still had lots of plants, I had a green and a purple one! So much fun! And yes, they do take their night time snooze!

The geese have been spotted this far north too! Yeah!

Lovely pics!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Wendy, I love your little flowers. They are just like humans.... They sleep when it's dark and wake up wien it's light. So neat!!!!


Glad you are seeing signs of spring. We had some sunshine today ---just a little. But --it felt so good!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Teacher's Pet said...

Seeing the snow on the ground outside your window...and the shamrocks opening and closing their blossoms at the window's edge.....ahhhh...a lovely reminder that the cycle continues....and spring is upon us. The photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing spring's arrival in such a pretty way.
Warm hugs from Jackie

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Lovely Shamrocks, Wendy. What a wonderful sight it is to see that V high up in the sky--a sure sign that Spring is on it's way.

Ruth said...

I enjoyed our shamrock plant for a week or so and then I think I killed it with too much water. Regardless, spring is here and I love it!

amelia said...

Lovely pictures Wendy! Where did you find your shamrock plant? I have learned something here because I didn't know they had a flower. Now I know!!
No geese here yet but the lakes are still frozen. I don't know if that would make life difficult for geese or not...

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy....shamrock is just so pretty.....yours is a particularly lovely plant.

I agree, even a fly, brings hope of spring and what is to come.
Glad your geese have arrived back safely.......sigh, spring is in the air.
Have a lovely weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Ahhh...Spring when our world wakes up after it's long winter sleep!!
The birds are nesting, loving, singing! Oh what a wonderful world!
Now how nice is that to see your clover plant smile at the sun and then close up at day end...lovely post Wendy..very happy and light hearted!
Guess that's what Spring does to us!! xo

Jean said...

Great sights, sounds and smells of spring! I have one more, Bloomin' Tuesday is restarting! I hope you'll join the fun! I love the shamrock post! Jean

Rose said...

Your shamrocks are lovely, Wendy, the perfect way to recognize St. Patrick's Day. Sounds like spring is really in the air at your house; I hope that snow outside your window has melted by now, too:)

LK said...

Beautiful shamrocks! Yes, please let Spring be here. I'm hoping to ease my way through this year with some gardening.

WordDoc said...

Oh man, can I ever relate to those shamrocks at sundown. Been there, felt that!

Hilary said...

What a great post. I had no idea that shamrocks flowered like that.

Deborah said...

Oh Wendy, I love these photos! Love how they look for the sun. Great idea. **blows sprigy kisses** Deb

Mark said...

Spring has indeed arrived and with it all the hopes of new beginnings and possibilities.

Q said...

Happy Spring indeed!
All snow melted at my house and my husband and I flew kites this afternoon....
Migration is underway...I too love Spring!
Sherry

Denise said...

Great set of photos showing the effects the light has on this lovely plant. I love the sound of geese too. I heard several flocks of them yesterday at various times of the day. Either that or it was the same flock flying around in a circle for most of the day!!!

hummer said...

I love shamrocks. Cleaver usage of the plant habits with your Spring message.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog.