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Let's Celebrate Spring - with photos

 
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Winter still has a tight grip on much of the Northern Hemisphere. To tide us over while we wait for warmer days, let's share photos of springtime.



This is Nana and her gosling... 'are you my mummy?'

Please share your photos and images that celebrate springtime.
 
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If you guys leave this up to me, it's just going to be a thread of cute animal photos.

 
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This is right outside my front door in June. 2015
 
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This is the view from the roof that I'm tearing down today. The neighbors are already planting the garden. I sold them the Lifetime composter. The frogs came up from their winter mud bath ,about a week ago.

Eagles and ravens share the perfect perch.
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The neighbors are already planting the garden
The neighbors are already planting the garden
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Eagles and ravens share the perfect perch.
Eagles and ravens share the perfect perch.
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Eagles and ravens share the perfect perch.
Eagles and ravens share the perfect perch.
 
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Winter is quickly winding down around here.


I've already planted favas, peas, and onions in the greenhouse. They aughta be ready to transplant into the garden when the snow melts in about 4 weeks.
 
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Lambs

 
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The old village font.



I was on my way down to the olive grove to plant a fig tree...



A close up of a fallen flower in the water. There was ice everywhere this morning, but it had already melted by the time I'd finished morning chores and gone outside for my walk.

 
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Last spring in the front walkway https://www.dropbox.com/s/7we9v5acpm7lxit/20150620_085221.jpg?dl=0
I specifically signed up for drop box just to be able to post it. If anyone knows how to post the picture (for some reason my phone won't let me download this one to the computer) please feel free.
 
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Bees on arugula and butterfly on agarita:

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Bees on arugula
Bees on arugula
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butterfly on agarita
butterfly on agarita
 
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Plums in bloom.

Many bugs took winter shelter in the house that I'm demolishing. After being uncovered, some bask in the sun, then fly away. All move very slowly at first. Yellow jackets are completely immobile at first. They make easy prey for birds. A thrush has been working the piles of recycled lumber.
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Plums in bloom
Plums in bloom
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A big leaf maple.

More plum blossoms.
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Peaches should not be blooming yet here. If we do not get another killing frost in the next month, it will be anomalous. And yet it blooms.
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Peach blossom
Peach blossom
 
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I think spring is officially here in Texas now. The Mountain Laurel are blooming and I've seen my first bluebonnet (not in my yard)

Here's a collection of photos from my front yard this morning
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Front Door
Front Door
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First Mountain Laurel Blooms
First Mountain Laurel Blooms
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One of three silver berry bushes
One of three silver berry bushes
 
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Things are slow going here but todays 60° have things starting.
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daffodil
 
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Borago is a very easy plant, even grows in the pavement! Good herb to add in small amounts to salads.
 
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Cassie's other picture.... resized to fit

 
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First Spring flowers on our small suburban lot.
 
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my entrance garden 03/05/16
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Hyesthents are first fallowed by blue bellsthen calendulas
Hyesthents are first fallowed by blue bellsthen calendulas
 
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I started planting my garden today. It rained this morning, and snowed at sunset, but there was a nice couple of hours in late afternoon that were beautiful, and the surface of the soil was dry, so it was a great opportunity to host a garden party and plant favas. I also started harvesting the garden today, by digging sunroots that overwintered in the garden.

Fava plants:
 
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I'm pruning fruit trees. It's almost too late. Other work prevented me from calling regular customers. Hedges are next.

The early spring has caught many with winter chores not completed.

Blossoms were delivered to a couple homes. Only a few branches were cut from the plum that is in bloom.
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These Fiskars loppers are great.
These Fiskars loppers are great.
 
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Http://www.cbc.ca/1.3481156. Search Rare quadruplet calves born Saskachewan

Google this I can't seem to load it here maybe someone else can for everyone to see
 
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These guys?

 
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Pruning off what is not blooming.
 
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yum...
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New life forms are arriving in my garden. Selectively harvesting my leafy greens gives enough light to the tiny pepper plants while still sheltering them from this week's torrential downpours.
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Variegated Fritillary Catepillar
Variegated Fritillary Catepillar
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Mushroom poking up under swiss chard
Mushroom poking up under swiss chard
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Tiny pepper plants under mustard
Tiny pepper plants under mustard
 
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These wildflowers are known as "Scrambled Eggs"

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This is the third night in a row that it started snowing about dusk. We got six inches on snow the first night. Four inches melted during the day. Then we got another 6", and 4 of it melted during the day. The favas, peas, onions, parsnips, and garbanzos are loving this weather! Lots of water means good root system establishment.

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spring snow storm
spring snow storm
 
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Happy spring !
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Hen.
Hen.
 
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Happy Spring! (Even though it frosted last night.)
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Stephan Frog Jr.
Stephan Frog Jr.
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Spider with egg sac
Spider with egg sac
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Little Green Monster
Little Green Monster
 
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I've been enjoying this thread so I'll share a few.
Apricot 3.16 by mrsgalihad, on Flickr
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What is blooming in Central Texas


WHAT’S IN SEASON

Spring is wildflower season in Central Texas, with successions of annual flowers blooming throughout the natural areas and gardens at the Center. Below are flowers you might find blooming here from March through May.
 
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Can't help but post this picture of my son planting the carrot seeds Joseph Lofthouse sent, while my little girl looks on. Thanks, Joseph!!!

 
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New spring, new plants, new photo!
Peas (the translation says this kind is called Marrowfats in English. We call them Kapucijners), Marigolds, Nigella, Malva
 
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Can't wait to get these babies in the ground!
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So far only the Manzanitas and Alpine Buttercups are blooming here. Just getting started. But Spring also means warm days with stunning views. The snow has melted down low, and all the trails are starting to become accessible.
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Alpine Buttercup
Alpine Buttercup
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Mt. Tallac
 
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Spring is coming! Tennessee, zone 7a, February 17th.
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Baby Goats!!  I love spring.
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We are still buried in snow but looking at my pictures from last year reminds me that we likely have just a few weeks left, hurray! These are from March 13, 2018.
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Wild violets
Wild violets
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Trillium
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Hellebore
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