Sunday, April 7, 2013

In which spring shows signs of arriving...

As just about everyone knows, spring has taken its time arriving this year. (My person said that we should know better than to get our long-range forecasts from one of Zaphod's relatives!)

However, there are hopeful signs...

Today is relatively warm, albeit more than relatively windy. Nevertheless, we headed outside to see if any of the daffodils were blooming. Not quite yet, but as you can see, they're on their way.

Won't be too long until we have forsythia as well.

There are already crocuses blooming, though. John-John and Shel were happy just taking a little time to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. I don't know if Emmaline was enjoying it, though. Right after this picture was taken, she was faceplanted by a gust of wind.

This is what we have to look forward to in a couple of months, among other things. This rhododendron in the front yard is almost forty years old and, as you can guess, it's BIG. It's almost as big as the house. Even better, it's pink.

And Maddy just had to throw in a picture of her poppies, even though they won't bloom until early June. She loves them, They look just like the Alarm's logo. (Another band we love!)

Not that we lack for green growing things in winter - our person has a green thumb of sorts. I wonder if this was something like our ancestor Hitty's jungle temple?

Or maybe this is more like it?

We're just taking it easy today, because the upcoming week might be busy. Our person needs to run some errands tomorrow and Shel needs to see if he can reschedule his physical therapy session to tomorrow afternoon as well, because our person isn't sure how the rest of the week is going to go. (Nothing bad; she's just trying to get a million little things, as she put it, taken care of.)

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