Sunday, May 20, 2012

Exploring in the Yard - Signs of Spring

Busted!  The neighborhood squirrel tries to steal bird seed

The New Boy in Town - Mr. Deere2.  (Borrowed from my landlord). Don't you think he's hot?

Spring Flowers - but do you see what I see?

A resident!  Itty bitty frog

Discovery of the week: out the front gate - a few hidden gems that escaped my landlord's over zealous sprayer

See?  Little lovely pansies. 

I've been nursing them with water since I discovered them

Flowering willow trees.  Every time the wind comes through, the yard is littered with broken branches

My resident snake (spotted twice) has shed some skin

The lilacs are starting to bloom! 

Peonies.. Heads are out... It's a slow process here in Eastern Oregon

 I love finding little signs of Spring!  Our winters are very long.  Very.very.very long, and we are now entering the best time of the year to live where we do. 

I have lived in my new house for about 7 months.  I feel you have to give a new home a year, to really get to know it's pros and cons.  Like, how much it costs to heat it, or how well it cools on hot days, and which windows are the best to position your bed under so you can enjoy the sunrise, or a cool breeze. 

The beauty of a new yard is finding hidden treasures as the seasons change.  Each week is a new surprise.  Our May weather is typically unpredictable.  80 degrees for two days, then we plummet down into the low 30's, and rise to mid 50, and go back to 80 again a few days later. 

So, when out and about, and I find little treasures like the ones above, I have my own little happy clap of excitement, and a cozy feeling about this little home.

Happy Sunday, everyone! 
I am  going to head out for a morning walk, and discover the neighborhood.  Another one of my favorite things to do!


Barb said...

Andi, it sure sounds like you getting well acquainted with your surroundings. It also sounds a lot like Minnesota - it was 93 degrees here two days ago and today was a chilly 56. Thanks for sharing your lovely springtime photos - I enjoyed them! :)

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I'm with you, Andi...I love finding surprises out in the yard. Sounds like you are appreciating all that is around you. So glad for you!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Thank you Barb and Louise for leaving sweet comments! My poor little blog is getting cobwebs, and it warms my heart to know a few friends are still here!!!

Have a great Monday! I am currently enjoying a thunderstorm!

Sweet Blessings said...

So smiling at the contentment I can see and read in the post! And, Yay for SPRING and new life happening!!! Wishing you a GREAT week! Sweet blessings!