Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Signs of Spring

Although the weather hasn't really cooperated lately, I really think spring is on the horizon! Here's the proof:

1. My mom bought me a fern for the front porch. This is an annual event. Mom looks for the biggest, greenest, and nicest fern every spring. She'll go to 3 or 4 places until she finds the right one. I think this year's fern is a WINNER!

2. Wildlife (or what I'd consider wildlife) has been busy making numerous appearances in my backyard. Two rabbits were chasing each other around in circles.........on Easter! Honest! I chuckled when I realized what holiday it was! It was pretty cute. But on the NOT so cute side, I've also had the first snake incident of the year. Actually, THREE snake incidents. Two at the same time...............literally, two different snakes within feet of each other..........I wasn't sure which direction would be my best escape route..........and another separate occasion, where I almost sat on one (thanks to my decorative rock wall which can also be a nice perch.........but only when snakes aren't curled up on the rock you want to sit on).

3. I've mowed once, and I already NEED to mow again!

4. Dandelions are popping up all over. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

5. Desirable flowers are popping up too! The previous owner of my house had planted stuff everywhere. Tulips, peonies, lilac bushes, Easter lilies, and irises! They are all showing their colorful faces despite the un-springlike temperatures! The lilacs actually make the backyard smell really nice! And even though it hasn't felt like spring, they sure help make it look like spring.

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