|The original Buddha photo vanished! I have since added a||newer one of the same statue.|
The last of the snow mountain on my front lawn has melted, and the grass has greened up considerably. At the back the lawn still resembles a matted straw carpet, punctuated with emerald green weeds, which thrive regardless of the conditions.
I was unable to find pansies, and the weather prevented me from doing anything useful in the garden. I took a few photos, and bought two gardening magazines* to inspire and remind me that I will surely be able to get out there soon. The geese never completely leave, but the "fair weather" ones have been flying over, heading North with more frequency this week. They stop and peck our lawns looking for snacks to sustain them on their journey. We have had several different birds stopping at the feeder too. White breasted Nuthatches have been visiting, they are new to us. As usual I was not quick enough to photograph them! We keep the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds handy to help identify new visitors.
*Canadian Gardening *Ontario Gardener
"The first day of spring is one thing,
and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
~ Henry Van Dyke, Fisherman's Luck, 1899~