Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Scavenger Hunt

What a beautiful day today is! I am having a lazy day cleaning. I keep getting distracted by the beauty outside. The sky is a beautiful shade of blue, with no haze today. The temperature is warm and almost 80 degrees with an oh so slight breeze. While I was out I started taking pictures. I think I am on a personal scavenger hunt for signs of spring in and around my yard. There are lady bugs. Buzzing bees enjoying the necter from a mock orange bush, and butterflies that are too fast for me to get a good picture of.
The sparrow family is back. The birds are starting their nest for this years hatchlings.

Flowers are starting to bud everywhere.

This is my front planter. I keep purple flowers here year round in memory of my mom.

Sometimes we all need to slow down a bit, take in our surroundings, and don't forget to smell the flowers along the way!


The Picketts said...

I love this! Spring is really my favorite season when everything comes to life! It just gives you so many extra reasons to be grateful and glad to be alive. I love taking it all in - I'm anxiously awaiting the budding of my garden....waiting, waiting,waiting! Thanks for sharing yours!

Laci said...

Oh how I wish I had beautiful flowers around my house! I was enjoying the sunshine in my backyard too, but instead of enjoying the beautiful flowers of spring, I was enjoying WEEDS! Lucky you!

Melissa said...

So true and what a beautiful yard! I sat outside today and watched Eric and Evan wash the car, becuase it was just so nice out.

Sweet Grandma Rita said...

Can I come and do a scavenger hunt in your yard. I do so miss spring coming so early. Love, love the pictures!!